London Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Wednesday 6th December, 7.45pm - 9.30pm
@ ArtHouse Crouch End, 159A Tottenham Ln, London, N8 9BT


Dir. Dave Christison
Australia | 20
Ten years on, a father's relentless search for his daughter leads him to a remote farmhouse, three states away from where she went missing.


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Dir. Simon Ryninks
UK | 14 mins
Real and imaginary worlds collide when a lonely data entry clerk reaches through his computer screen, in search of a genuine connection.


Dir. Aram Sarkisian
USA | 7 mins
A man is driven mad by obsession and paranoia.


Kachach, above Zaatari
Dir. Bruno Pieretti
France/Jordan | 15 mins
Inside the Zaatari Refugee camp, the Syrians keep waiting for an outcome to the endless war. Among the refugees, a community started to grow: the Kachach. Inside this camp that no one is supposed to leave, these traditional bird raisers made a strong come-back. Their birds brought a share of dream and freedom.


Dir. Min Reid
UK | 9 mins
With Dementia and Alzheimer's now the biggest cause of death in England and Wales, Award winning director, Min Reid, felt compelled to write a script from the caretaker’s point of view. Inspired by American artist Derrick Boudwin’s version of ‘Red’, a Taylor Swift song, Min applied the lyrics to her interpretation of early onset Alzheimer’s and the agony of losing a loved one to this brutal disease. Always keen to push the boundaries, Min has created an experimental short film with poignant scenes, mainly without dialogue, but set to emotive music, which in turn beautifully tells the devastating story of this deeply personal loss of a loved one.


State of Emergency
Dir. Tarek Roehlinger
France/Germany | 13 mins
Omar is a soldier, securing an official building in Paris, he becomes paranoid because he can’t differ between the daily routine of a city and a danger of terrorism almost omnipresent.


Stories Upon Your Lips
Dir. Bastien Bron
Switzerland | 4 mins
A psychedelic lust story between a biology teacher and his class of young schoolgirls which promises to be the hottest video of the summer!


Dir. Tom Fisher
UK | 3 mins
'Diffrerent' is an animation that explores neurodiversity learning disabilities such as dyslexia. The film follows an ant’s journey, as it breaks from its chain-like system, as a metaphor for those who are unable to fit in.


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 this script.

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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