London Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 - Judges' Selects 1 (Live Shorts)

Friday 9th December 8.00pm - 11.00pm


Do This for Me
Dir. Marnie Baxter
Logline: Maintaining friendships in your twenties is tricky. Juggling careers, romance and the dread of turning 30. Meet Lex, Gracie, Beca, Kat, and Joy. We all know them, as we all are them. Reuniting tonight to pay tribute to a friend, tensions quickly rise as tipsy turns to drunk and grief takes hold of those left behind.
‘Do This For Me’ is a story about friendship, reminding us that everything else can wait when someone you love needs you


Dir. Zak Klein
Logline: A bridesmaid clashes with her cab driver over a tense journey to her friend's wedding.


Dir. Tristan Shepherd
Logline: When recovering addict Joseph starts his new job as a Porter in the local Care Home, an unlikely yet instinctive friendship develops with Robin, a selectively mute, autistic resident. But after witnessing the vulnerability of Robin at the hands of some of the 'care' workers in the home, Joseph sets out to encourage him back into a world beyond the dark confines of his solitary existence. Based on true events, Robin is a story that explores the power of friendship and communication.


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.


Burn on Arrival
Dir. Owen Gower
Logline: Christmas, 1995. As Scotland reels from a devastating loss of industry, a man is trapped in an escalating nightmare.
Forced to follow a series of bizarre and deadly instructions contained in red envelopes, he is soon stranded in the snowy wastes of the Scottish Highlands - his fate bound to a stranger he finds caught in the same


'Who's Counting?'
Dir. Ben Lankester
Logline: 'Who's Counting?' tells the story of a couple as they endure the pain and trauma of successive miscarriages.


The Beachcombers
Dir. Pete Naylor
Logline: A short film based on a poem about a father's legacy to his daughter.


The Half You Hate
Dir. Alex Igbanoi
Logline: In the final rehearsal, Erica attempts to demonstrate she has what it takes to be an actress as she battles to get validation from a tough director.

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