Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 2

Shorts Programme 2

Thursday 4th October, 6.45pm - 8.45pm
@ LAB 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands


Daily Bread
Dir. Ruby Challenger
Australia | 15 mins
Synopsis: In a WWII internment camp in Indonesia, Jeanne and a group of Dutch women and children face a daily struggle against abuse, disease, and starvation. Meanwhile, the Camp Commandant’s beloved white fluffy cat is fed fresh juicy meat….


Off Piste
Dir. Jules Pourchet
France | 15 mins
Synopsis: Is a "good" person safe from a moral slippage? Gaspard, a young seasonal worker in a ski resort, is in love with his new colleague Chloé. He understands that Chloe is not interested and that she makes fun of him. Through the snow-covered peaks of Jura, which can be as dangerous as they are beautiful, Gaspard, this young man smooth in every respect, find himself confronted with his own nature, more cruel than he thought.


Dir. Natasza Cetner
UK | 5 mins
Synopsis: When the long-awaited dream dies, reality begins to circle around us and encage us in the claustrophobic space of our fears and distorting anxiety.


Be My Guest - Tisch & Bett
Dir. Anne Chlosta
German | 11 mins
Synopsis: The comedy 'Be My Guest' tells the story of two men and one woman in the rather sobering middle of life. When a sudden emotional outburst occurs, they realize that not even their life-long friendship can keep them afloat. After all, they have long since lost interest in anything but themselves.


Night Cadet - Never Fall
Dir. Jonathan Stroh
USA | 4 mins
Synopsis: Two musicians and a bear go on a road trip through the desert and beyond.


A Walk
Dir. Elke Vanoost
Belgium | 19 mins
Synopsis: Luna and Amine cross paths. She is 26, he is 17: This is an encounter between two strangers at different stages of their lives. Together they walk through the city as it is waking up. 'A walk' shows an intense, prolonged moment between two strangers meeting, arguing, connecting and then separating again.


Dir. Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Germany | 19 mins
Synopsis: Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil.


Salt Water
Dir. Soraya Simi
USA | 3 mins
Synopsis: A woman explores her powerful relationship with the ocean in this visceral visual poem.



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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