Amsterdam Lift-Off 2017 – Local Filmmakers Showcase and Networking

Local Filmmakers Showcase and Networking

Saturday 7th October, 6.45 - 9.00pm
@ LAB111 Film & Food Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands


Laws of the Game
Dir. Aegina Brahim
Suriname | 18 mins
Zeola is a single mother whose life alternates between her job as a prison guard and her career as a football referee in the men’s league. In her attempt to obtain the international FIFA Badge in an official referee test, Zeola is confronted not only with her own insecurities but also with the unfairness of the world around her.


Dir. Philip Besamusca
Netherlands | 16 mins
Bram (10 years) steals a small boat, puts wheels under it and travels towards the sea. The man that helps him reach an old shipwreck turns out to be more than a casual passerby and saying farewell proves difficult for both.


Dir. Vincent Fitz-Jim
Netherlands | 14 mins
Boudewijn, a 55-year-old man, is about to meet Robin. Robin is 25, that’s all Boudewijn knows of him. The excitement of not knowing what’s coming turns him on. But nothing is what is seems.


Day of Reckoning
Dir. Gideon van Eeden
Netherlands | 14 mins
Eighty year old Hans blows out his birthday candles with particular force this year; he is ready to die. But first he must contend with a spectre from his past, who holds the key to his final peace.


Pure Madness
Dir. Lander Haverals
Belgium | 8 mins
In 2007 Jelle Haverals chose to take his own life. He did this after a long and intense battle against all his fears and demons. A few months before his suicide he wrote a play about his own mental suffering and about his life. This short film is based on his script.


Dir. Yuki Ogura
Netherlands | 6 mins
A portrait of a guy who is following his passion, collecting stamps.


Kiss The Devil
Dir. Ronald Schuldink, Raphael Oettel
Netherlands | 6 mins
The oficial music video for the first single Kiss The Devil of the debut album Movano Camera. A video about fighting your inner demons, religion, and eventually succumbing to life.


Dir. Jacob Ossef
Netherlands | 4 mins
The now retired kickboxer, Peter Aerts, still trains with unsurpassed commitment and passion. He simply can not let go of his past. His yearning to re-enter the ring is inescapable and with the everlasting support of his family, he always believes in the impossible.


Beautiful Woman
Dir. Diëgo Nurse
Belgium | 9 mins
A poetic portrait of the moment that Beyong, a 30-year old transgender who was learned to suppress her true self growing up, gives in to her subconsciousness and starts her transformation to the woman she is today.


Dir. Charlotte Lybaert
Belgium | 12 mins
A young girl (Clara, 18) encounters an older man (Michaël, 40) by accident. She is drawn to him and decides to follow him. Clara wakes up in a dream, a dream that is a party. She enrols in a kind of ritual. A rite of passage, which allows her to lose her innocence.

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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