Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 1

Shorts Programme 1

Wednesday 3rd October, 6.45pm - 8.45pm
@ LAB 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands


Make Aliens Dance
Dir. Sebastien Petretti
UK, Belgium | 25 mins
Synopsis: Mike, a music producer in free fall, Dan, a sound engineer who is tired of his job, Murphy, the autistic brother with his headphones fixed to his ears, and, Lilli, the mother, are going through a rough time in their lives. Mazzy, the youngest sibling, a singer with a superb voice, has disappeared. What do they have left of her? Hours of recordings: her magnificent voice was recorded onto countless tapes, which are carefully stored and filed in the family studio.


Fucking Drama
Dir. Michael Podogil
Austria | 17 mins
Synopsis: A young couple in love experiences an evening of theater that changes their lives dramatically . A brutal confrontation with the zeitgeist.


Mystery Skulls - Endlessly
Dir. Double Ninja
USA, France | 3 mins
Synopsis: An enemy attack takes place on an unknown planet. Two heroes start fighting.


Rich is the Life
Dirs. Tim Baxter, Jack Leigh
UK | 10 mins
Synopsis: When Marko Lauronen was diagnosed with manic depression he realised he could no longer function in mainstream society. Marko chose to leave everything behind to rekindle his boyhood obsession for gold prospecting. The film follows Marko’s search across the frozen tundras of the arctic circle as he ponders the true value of gold.


DNA of Wild Beasts
Dir. Delphine Montaigne
France | 18 mins
Synopsis: Along her team, the "36', Lea, commander of operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is one the top on the French police force.Protected and connected by their invisible bonds weaknesses and solidarity is in their DNA


The Sky Underwater
Dir. Maria Galliani Dyrvik
Norway | 11 mins
Synopsis: It’s 2050. Six years old Mia lives in the city of Bergen, under a glass dome, 537 meters under the sea level. Every night, the Big Light wakes her up, clean and beautiful, unlike the rest of the world underwater, which is full of trash. Mia wants to travel out of the dome to see the Big Light, but the Adults hold her back and tell her everything is dangerous out there, because it’s full of sharks. Mia escapes anyway, and finds out that neither the sharks nor the world outside the dome are as dangerous as the fearful Adults want her to believe. Gathering the trash around her with the help of her friends, she will fly up to the surface to see the Moon for the first time.


La Paix Intérieure
Dir. Cloé Bailly
France | 13 mins
Synopsis: Jérôme, Michel and Sylvain are FedEx delivery Guy. When their van break down in the middle of the countryside a November 11, their only hope is a shabby bus stop in the middle of nowhere. But Jérome, well determined to go at a personal development meeting, had decided otherwise..


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

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