Amsterdam Lift-Off 2017 – Feature and Shorts

Feature & Shorts

Friday 6th October, 6.45 - 9.00pm
@ LAB111 Film & Food Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Accomplice
Dir. John F. Beach, Jon Hoeg
USA | 8 mins
Arriving home from a long business trip, Jerry discovers a number of urgent messages on his answering machine from his impulsive and inept friend, Randy. Much to his surprise, Jerry is now an unwilling participant in one of Randy's boneheaded schemes.


Between the Sand
Dir. John Picklap
USA | 10 mins
Artist Jean-Paul Bourdier travels into covert desert locations to infuse the nude body, bold color, and stark landscapes producing a surreal visual effect. In doing so, Bourdier transcends traditional narrative to discover something more real and true about the nature of who we are.


Clanker Man
Dir. Ben Steiner
UK | 11 mins
Reality doesn't happen by itself. Terry Lothian works tirelessly to maintain the background details that we all take for granted. But with his department feeling the pinch of austerity cutbacks, it's not just the fabric of reality that's starting to unravel.


Love and Saucers
Dir. Brad Abrahams
Producer. Matt Ralston
D.O.P: Munn Powell
USA | 65.5 mins
The strange story of David Huggins, a 72 year-old Hoboken man who claims to have had a lifetime of encounters with otherworldly beings - including an interspecies romance with an extra-terrestrial woman (with whom he lost his virginity to), and chronicled it all in surreal impressionist paintings, few of which have ever been seen.

Filmed in an intimate, nonjudgemental style, Love and Saucers lets David tell his story, and in turn lets the audience decide what is fact, fiction, and everything in-between.

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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