Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Shorts
Friday 5th November - Sunday 14th November
Dir. Hanna Csata
Logline: Karola wants to be an acclaimed and successful electronic musician, but she has not reached a breakthrough in her career yet. She lives together with Balázs, who doesn’t have these kinds of problems in his life. As summer comes to an end, the couple plans a trip abroad, but when Karola meets the head of a club, who offers her a chance to play in front of a big crowd, she have to make a choice: stay at home and move forward in her career, or go on the holiday, and choose love instead
Dir. Srwsht Abarash
Logline: A young man checks into room 217 in an old hotel on a rainy night. Soon he begins to experience hallucinations that lead him to believe he is living the same time over and over again. He frantically tries to find a way out of this strange time loop with the help of the hotel manager.
The man who wouldn't cry
Dir. Emil T. Jonsson
Logline: "A man tarnishes the company's reputation when he refuses to mourn the death of a beloved actress and now his professional and social life is in jeopardy."
When the birds are gone
Dir. Janna Stolp
Logline: Doro suffers from depressions & parkinson disease and lives together with her husband Friedrich. Since their daughter left home, she is struggling to find new meaning in life. An emotional portrait about empty-nest syndrome, illness & motherhood.
Dir. Donald Whittier
Logline: A struggling production company hits pay dirt with their new reality tv series when the staff realizes that their office SOFA is a portal through which the dead can speak to the living.
reality does not need me
Dir. Bouba Dola
Logline: A poetic short film about mortality. How is death present in our everyday life. How can we practice dying?
Dir. Josh Pickup
Logline: After disappearing from their broken home three years ago, Grace appears in her sister’s life in an attempt to protect and make amends with a less than cooperative Ella.
Dirs. Lisa Hukker, Chanou van Kalleveen
Logline: The homeless couple Björn (45) and Inge (65) rather sleep together on the streets than separated in a homeless shelter. A race against the winter.
Dir. Salvatore de Chirico
Logline: A guy and a girl meet on a dating app. What was supposed to be a one night stand turns into a love story. A love that ignites and consumes within the walls of an apartment - hers. Between ferocity and tenderness, sheltering and hurting each other, they hold and hit one another like two boxers in a match they both seem destined to lose by KO.
Dir. Ayla Amano
Logline: In rural Ireland, a simple decision pushes teenage sisters to grapple with their ties to the family farm.
Dir. Bruno Barisic
Logline: During a chess game, two friends lead a discourse and the stories begin to unfold.