London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Features

Tuesday 4th January - Tuesday 11th January


Lockedown Locked In
Dir. Baris Celiloglu
Logline: LOCKeDOWN LOCKED IN is an international digital project. The digital broadcast will consist of 30 minutes x 8 episodes of invented monologues and short films interwoven together with visuals. The artistic responses inspired by the testimonies of real women who are experiencing domestic violence during lockdown.


Steel Spirits
Dir. Benedict Coen
Logline: Steel Spirits: A documentary film about a wheelchair basketball team from the UK. The players have already been tested in life through injury or at birth and with a resilience natural to athletes they test themselves again, daily, in a sport they love.


One Pint at a Time
Dir. Aaron Hosé
Logline: Craft beer generates tens of billions of dollars annually for the US economy. Despite beer’s Egyptian and African heritage, these traditions have been mostly forgotten and are rarely found in American brewing culture. Today, Black-owned breweries make up less than 1% of the nearly 9,000 breweries in operation. Eager to shift the historical perception of who makes and drinks beer, Black brewers, brand owners and influencers across the country are reshaping the craft beer industry and the future of America’s favorite adult beverage.


Cardboard Pier
Dir. Kirill Kotelnikov
Russian Federation
Logline: Four Moscow journalists are going to report on Russian province. A press tour should be a two-day exotic tour. This trip promised to bring for one a lot of likes, for other the approval of the authorities. In the fact it turns around collision with reality of the Gogol type. The journalists find real dead souls in the night village. The Moscovites who had not held anything heavier than a gadget in their hands until that night, have to fight hard for their life and confront the local headman and the police officer who want to keep the secret of their village in any way.


The Opening Act
Dir. Gary J Katz
Logline: The Extraordinary Journey of James Lee Stanley


Let The Music Play
Dirs. Cate Meighan, Heather Dauterive
Logline: A feature-length documentary by DailyBOOM Media on Covid-19's crushing impact on the music industry as seen through the eyes of artists, musicians, promoters, venue owners, merchandisers and Save Our Stages/NIVA ambassadors.
All interviews filmed from Nov. 2020 - Jan. 2021 via Zoom due to pandemic restrictions.


Spin State
Dir. Ross A Wilson
Logline: After years of suffering from blackouts that leave him waking in strange locations with no memory of how he got there, Kline Dyson has constructed a version of reality to help him cope - a reality that has also left him alienated and alone. When a violent outburst after a break-in at his apartment puts him under the eye of a newly-assigned mental health worker, he becomes concerned the true extent of his condition might be about to be uncovered.

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