A modern-day film noir comedy-thriller will make its big screen debut this month as the first ever full-length movie to screen as part of the Setting Sun Film Festival.

Entering its fifth year, the five-day festival at Yarraville’s Sun Theatre will feature more than 80 films across categories including animation, documentary, drama and comedy.

The opening night screening of finalists and winners, followed by an award presentation, will be held on Thursday, April 26.

On Friday, feature-length film Trench will make its world premiere.

Trench is described as girl-powered comedy/film noir set in modern-day Melbourne, created on a tiny budget by Paul Nelson and Perri Cummings of Cinema Viscera.

Nelson said it was an honour to have the film makes its debut and fitting it was at the Sun Theatre, which opened soon before film noir became so popular.

While Nelson and Cummings had enjoyed making their earlier short films together, they were excited to see their full-length feature come to fruition.

“As a film makers we all get into this business to make feature films,” he said.

Cummings said Trench follows the traditional film noir pattern but the storyline has a thoroughly modern storyline.

“There are a few twists along the way, it goes from a light comedy story to a thriller.”

The Setting Sun Short Film Festival will be held April 26-30 at the Sun Theatre, Yarraville.

Details: settingsunshortfilmfestival.com.au