Amsterdam Lift-Off 2016 – Shorts Programme 3 & Filmmakers Showcase

Filmmakers Showcase & Networking Party

Thursday 6th October, 6 - 11pm @ LAB111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam


What's A Gender
Dir. Sophie Dros
Netherlands | 2016 | 8 mins | Language: Dutch with English subs.
Are you a man, a woman or are both classifications irrelevant? Sophie Dros made for Mindshakes a short portrait over the gender neutral Dutch twins Anne and Lisa Bosveld.


Happy Tuesday
Dir. Wouter van Couwelaar
Netherlands | 2016 | 19 mins | Language: Dutch with English subtitles
This short independent film by Dutch director Wouter van Couwelaar shows a certain self-indulgent generation. ‘I want to travel so I borrow money and go – I want sex so I Tinder – I want to feel happy so I do drugs’; the belief that life is changeable within a minute. ‘Happy Tuesday’ is a funny, confronting and staggering portrait of four young women who lose themselves in drugs for different reasons. And they don’t have a problem with that at all.


The River Man
Dir. Richard Gorodecky
Netherlands | 2015 | 17 mins | Language: English
The River Man. A life defined by a river. Connie Corcoran has dedicated his life to the mighty Blackwater river and, over the years, its currents have shaped him. He is one of Ireland's great salmon fishing guides, but if the salmon stocks continue to decline, he may be one of its last. The River Man is a fated love story between a man and a river.


Dir. Pablo Pinasco
Netherlands | 12 mins | Language: Spanish with English subs.
Pepe is 12 years old. He has cerebral palsy and lives with his family in a run down shack in one of the poorest parts of Lima, Peru. Life is not easy for him, but Pepe is a fighter. Supported by his loving family, he wakes up each day with a smile on his face. Pepe is an intimate portrait of a boy who, despite all the hardship, never stops seeing the joy in everything around him.


Dir. Dennis Lubbers
Netherlands | 2015 | 25 mins | Language: Dutch with English subs.
Emily, a fifteen year old girl, is to be removed from her parental home for six weeks by youth care services. Through a few intense and intimate conversations we see how personal incapacity and failure from those involved contribute to the situation.


Everything will work out just fine
Dir. Gabriel Sahm
Germany | 2015 | 27 mins | Language: German with English subs.
Everything will work out just fine! portrays Germany in crisis and Schulze, who, amongst the collapsing world around him, is set on correcting a petty mistake on his tax return form.


Dir. Brenda Ray
USA | 2015 | 13 mins | Language: English
Nina Miller is prescribed testosterone hormone replacement to combat middle age fatigue. But the dosage is a little high. Finally she understands the incessant sexual desires of men.


We would end the painting
Dir. Matthias Fritsche
Germany | 2016 | 5 mins | Language: German with English subs.
The use of music and art belong inseparable together. Taking time for both has been pushed to the background in the fast paced times of the world wide web. Alexander Hanke creates screen prints and gigposters under the pseudonym „Zum Heimathafen“ since many years now. His artwork expresses his feelings to the music and the bands. In old fashioned handwork, the pictures emerge in his living room and later in the workshop, he prints a strictly limited edition of his design. In the prints you can relive moments of a song, a certain part of the lyrics or a special feeling you had during the concert of a band.


Portrait of a wind-up maker
Dir. Dario Perez Moreno
Spain | 2015 | 5 mins | Language: Dutch with English subs.
Chema is an expat architect from Spain who lives in Amsterdam. He has built up a new life there as a wind-up toy maker. He creates small pieces of art from recycle items.


Dir. Fokke Baarssen
Netherlands | 2015 | 6 mins | Language: English
In the distant future, lovebirds David and Rachel test their love for each other by using gene cards. They prove to be a match, but eternal love and technology don’t necessarily have to go hand in hand.


Dir. Jordy Tempelman
Netherlands | 2015 | 23 mins | Language: French with English subs.
When two young homeless small-time thieves rob a night shop, their lives take an unexpected turn when they rendezvous with a beautiful female career criminal that puts their friendship to the test.

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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