Amsterdam Lift-Off 2016 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Tuesday 4th October, 3.30 - 6pm @ LAB111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam


Dir. Caroline Bartleet
UK | 2015 | 6 mins | Language: English
Gemma wakes to find her house on fire. Trapped with her son, she dials 999. The operator who answers holds Gemma’s life in her hands.


Bikini Words
Dir. Nils Clauss
South Korea | 2015 | 6 mins | Language: Korean with English subtitles
During the industrial expansion of Korea in the 1970s and 80s, working and housing conditions gave rise to new linguistic developments among the workers.


The Pioneers
Dir. Gaby Ohayon
Canada | 2016 | 14 mins | Language: English
A narrative drama coming of age film about four teenage friends having one last wild night together in a hometown that they'll be leaving tomorrow and know they'll never return to. If they live to see morning, that is.


Beard Club
Dir. Pablo Pinasco
France | 17 mins | Language: French with English subs.
Two disillusioned cops, lost in a world where beauty has become the main selection rule, looking for a serial killer of women beards.
Beard Club is a pshycho-lyrical thriller, imagined in 2014 by Pablo Pinasco and Sébastien Nadaud (We Are All Color Blind).


Badaboum - Hooverphonic
Dir. Jan Boon
Belgium | 2015 | 3 mins | Music video
A young handsome girl shares her life with a tough gangster type. A real monster. A badly tempered man, a heavy breathing dark soul. But when she works her charm on him he calms down, he changes.


Dir. Nathan Evans
UK | 2014 | 12 mins | Language: English
Curtains takes a dark, and darkly comic look at modern relationships. Set in London’s Theatreland, it follows the fallout of an unlikely love triangle between two men and one lesbian, whose casually shifting sexualities and allegiances mask a more old-fashioned need for love and security.


Eight of Spades
Dir. Melisande Bliss
USA | 2016 | 17 mins | Language: English
"Eight of Spades" unfolds over the course of one night, as Cassie, an aspiring actress, encounters Edmund, a mysterious Shakespeare- spouting stranger claiming to be a Hollywood producer. When he tells her she looks just right for a part in his film, Cassie is intrigued, and finds herself drawn deeper and deeper into his bizarre world, as the lines between fact and fiction begin to blur…


Simon, First and Only
Dir. Magnus Wake
UK | 2016 | 8 mins | Language: English
Mysteriously gifted with the ability to hear the thoughts of others and to manipulate the physical world, 8 year-old Simon has a vision of a deadly encounter between an old family friend and a deluded killer. He recklessly dashes through the streets of Edinburgh to try and stop the confrontation in the local Catholic church. Ultimately Simon's gifts are not enough to save the day and he must decide if the every day world is truly ready for someone with his powers.


Dir. Jeff Gabriel-Yu
Hong Kong | 2016 | 10 mins | Language: English
A high-profile international arbitrator must decide if she is willing to pay the ultimate price, by completing a pact with her mentor, in exchange for the power to decide the fate of nations.


911 Pizza
Dir. Elefterios Zacharopoulos
France | 2016 | 8 mins | Language: French with English subs.
One day a woman call 911 and order a pizza ..... And if this. Time it's not a joke?

After each film there will be a 2 minute break, during which we invite the audience to complete score cards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audiences response.

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