Amsterdam Lift-Off 2016 – Shorts Programme 2

Shorts Programme 2

Wednesday 5th October, 3.30 - 6pm @ LAB111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam


Walila: The Modern Sound of North African Sacred Music
Dir. Reed Rickert
USA | 2016 | 20 mins | Language: English
With the intention of creating a cultural bridge between the Western and Arab worlds, Daniel Masson (most know for his Buddha Bar productions) travels to Fes, Morocco to record musicians for his latest album, Walila. Each of the four songs produced for Daniel's EP album highlights a different stage of his music making process. We follow him through his Morocco experience, get a look at the creative undertaking of composing electronic music in his studio in France, and as the film builds to the final live performance of the album at the Festival of Sacred Music of Fes, the question in Daniel's mind remains: Will this new blend of music styles be accepted by the Moroccan audience as well as the Western audience?


Finding Beauty in the Rubble
Dir. Paul Nethercott
USA | 2015 | 5 mins | Language: Japanese with English subs.
A Japanese woman creates a beautiful product line from the most unsuspecting of debris.


The Parcel
Dirs. Hayden Phipps and Brett Williams
South Africa | 2016 | 14 mins | Language: English
The haunting tale of a suburban man's encounter with a mysterious parcel that changes his fate.


Dir. Ibrahim Nada
USA | 11 mins | Language: English.
A suicide bomber who enters a random diner to bomb himself in a terrorist attack but listening and interacting with the innocent people around him makes him question his intent. Will he be able to do it?!!


Caravan Palace - Lone Digger
Dir. Double Ninja
France | 2015 | 3 mins | Music video
The meeting between cats and dogs in an animal strip club.


Lost in Stångby
Dir. Therese Ahlbeck
Sweden | 2014 | 12 mins | Language: Swedish with English subs.
A business-man with empathy issues gets on the wrong train on his way to Beijing and winds up making the journey of his life.


All about Lukas
Dir. Konrad Weixelbraun
Austria | 2016 | 24 mins | Language: German with English subs.
International music critics call Lukas the rising star in Europe and want the fourteen year old pianist to conquer the world, but on the other hand his mother is afraid of losing her son for the second time.


Hard Way Girl
Dir. Rebecca Gibson
Canada | 2016 | 6 mins | Language: English
What happened to Briony McGovern? She used to be a hard way girl... can one dreamy night reconnect her with who she really is?


People of the Delta
Dir. Joseph Lawrence
Canada | 2016 | 29 mins | Language: English
In Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley, a young man comes of age in a harsh time.

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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