The Geelong Independent Film Festival (GINDIE) is a celebration of contemporary cinema held annually in Geelong, Australia. It was founded in 2020 by Australian producer Tammy Honey to showcase national and international film making. Geelong (pronounced 'Gee-long') is a vibrant southern port city in Victoria, one hour south-west of Melbourne, based on the Wathaurong Aboriginal name 'Djilong'. The festival will open on 17-18 July 2021 online as a geo-blocked event.
GINDIE will celebrate worldwide independent cinema through an open-access and curated official selection of narrative, documentary, animation, and live-action ranging from features, shorts and long-short films.
Provide the community of Geelong with a celebration of local, national and international world-class cinema
Provide open access screening opportunities for local filmmakers and film artists
Host a substantial public screening program in a multi-cinema venue
Establish an annual festival event to showcase current and future cinematic arts
Engage with local audiences to build new screen culture communities and networks