London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Shorts
Tuesday 4th January - Tuesday 11th January
Out of Orbit
Dirs. Jess Kay, Dann Emmons
Logline: When Esme’s mum dies, her world falls apart. She struggles to navigate her day to day life until she gets an idea, fueled by their mutual love of space, which may lead to the relief she so longs for.
Dir. Hazel McKibbin
Logline: A young woman grapples with the aftermath of reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.
Dir. Barnaby Boulton
Logline: Against a backdrop of toxic masculinity and homophobia, two young men secretly express their feelings for each other through their love of dancing.
Dir. Katia Shannon
Logline: At each step, Elena’s agoraphobia reinforces her sense of mortality but, as anxiety spreads around her like wildfire, she finally sees a way out.
From Under The Bridge: When Bullies Become Trolls
Dir. Paul James Houghton
Logline: A lonely high school girl escapes depression and her bullies when she meets the perfect boy online, but is he too good to be true? A multi-faceted bullying & cyberbullying awareness story you won't believe is inspired by REAL EVENTS.
Download My Heart in London
Dir. Mo Rebec
Logline: This video reflects, expresses, in a fun way, the interplay between personal and social interaction in our new Digital Era. Celebrating our lives after the world has been turned upside down. Inviting persons to visit cities again with so much culture and excitement.
FIGHT IN MOTION
Dir. Jon Cheung
Logline: A fighter struggles to overcome her demons.A visceral assault on the senses, FIGHT IN MOTION is a short film about the ritual cycle of pain, repetition, and renewal that comes with combat sports. Inspired by the hypnotic loops found in training drills and the photography of Eadweard Muybridge.
Dir. Lesley Manning
Logline: She needs help now, and only the young are listening.
open the blinds
Dir. Timm Gillner
Logline: In the noise of our expectations, ego, and thoughts, Mihael feels trapped, crushed, longing for a moment of silence. He desires lucidity but no matter how close he is to himself, such realization is hard to achieve.
Hear Me Out
Dir. Marcus Van Altena
Logline: This documentary is based on the true life events of Sue Walters, Bill Gibson and Jackson Tait. The narrative explains how Sue and Jackson came to have Cochlear Implants. They recount some life stories and share some enlightening advice.
WHEN IT ALL GOES DOWN
Dir. Peter Samuel, Vin Scialla
Logline: It all goes down when Busker musician meets Cabby in disguise when plodding his weary way busking the promenade. Cabby crashes his solo-quarantine jamm, conjures up a magical anthem in the land of the madtakers. The duo, no-longer alone, defeat long-lasting isolation for a glimmer of light.
Dir. Philippa Brocklehurst
Logline: Inspired by a true story, ‘With Her’ explores a young mother’s rare moment of stillness and solitude. When the constancies of the everyday come to an unexpected halt, she must confront herself and the void of disconnect that separates her from reality and her identity.