Lift-Off Network Members Private Screening & Launch Party
Tuesday 11th December, 7.00pm - 11.00pm
@ Close-Up Cinema, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR
This is a private screening and networking party for Lift-Off Network members. We will be showcasing some of the best work from our Network and close the event with a Network party to open the festival.
Tickets are reserved for Network members only. Please access your dashboard to find your codes.
To join the network please go here.
The Silent Child
Dir. Chris Overton
UK | 19 mins
Synopsis: Inspired by real life events. The Silent Child Film tells the story of a profoundly deaf child born into a hearing family. A caring social worker does everything she can to stop a deaf child from being treated like a stumbling block in a middle class family's idealistic life.
Dir. Lauri Randla
Estonia | 26 mins
Synopsis: Lauri Randla’s short film tells a dark satire of the pathologist Aleksei Abrikosov who embalmed Lenin’s body and in theory managed to overcome death… so his further existence will be permanently attached to caretaking of the Lenin’s corpse. The story follows Abrikosov’s and his apprentice’s critical night, when they have to solve a problem with Lenin's body, just prior to the holy celebration of the First of May. Welcome to Moscow of 1936 and into the world of Stalinist terror where a human is less worthy than a fly.
Dir. Aram Sarkisian
USA | 7 mins
Synopsis: A man is driven mad by obsession and paranoia.
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler
Dir. Paul Philipp
Germany | 29 mins
Synopsis: East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...
Dir. Sélim Azzazi
France | 28 mins
Synopsis: In the 90's, during the algerian civil war, terrorism reaches France. Two men. Two identities. One fight.
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.