The 2014 Lorne Film Festival kicks off today, November 13, and will run through until November 16. 2014’s outing will build on the success of last year’s event where 29 films were viewed across five screens. You may have caught our interview with the festival’s director, Darren Markey, last issue. He spoke with Amanda Sherring about the festival’s humble beginnings and the importance it has within the Lorne community, among other things. What seemed to excite him most, however, was the possibilities of the festival’s future: “People often ask what kind of films we’re looking for and I say good films and ones that will entertain. We want films that have a respect for storytelling and that will engage with the Lorne film patronage … We are going to become large. It’s going to become an international event. And it’s not often that people can say that they were there from the start in the early days.” Opening night will see the screening of Out in the Line-Up, a film about two gay surfers who embark on a global journey in order to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing. The film has won several awards, including the Rainbow Award at the 25th Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, 2014. Hit lornefilm.com.au for everything.