Los Angeles Lift-Off 2016 – Shorts Programme 1

Shorts Programme 1

Monday 5th September, 4-6pm @ Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave


Bikini Words
Dir. Nils Clauss
South Korea | 2015 | 6 mins | Language: Korean with English subtitles
During the industrial expansion of Korea in the 1970s and 80s, working and housing conditions gave rise to new linguistic developments among the workers.


Finding Beauty in the Rubble
Dir. Paul Nethercott
USA | 2015 | 5 mins | Language: Japanese with English subs.
A Japanese woman creates a beautiful product line from the most unsuspecting of debris.


I Dare You
Dir. Harrison Houde
Canada | 2016 | 14 mins | Language: English
A narrative drama coming of age film about four teenage friends having one last wild night together in a hometown that they'll be leaving tomorrow and know they'll never return to. If they live to see morning, that is.


Dir. Federico Olivetti
Italy | 2016 | 14 mins | Language: Italian with English subs.
A little girl, Lisa, finds a deep and frightening hole dug in a path among the trees. She is attracted by the hole, wants to go down it, but her mother stops her. Lisa, convinced that the hole hides a monstrous secret, obliges a friend, Michele, to go down it. Michele comes out of the hole with his face altered by terror. Lisa urges him to tell her what he saw, but he is shocked and cannot speak. Lisa goes back to the path to discover the truth.


Dir. Veemsen Lama
UK| 2015 | 6 mins | Language: Nepali with English subs.
Narrowly escaping the clutches of the slave traders, Maya, Bikram and Kancha suddenly find themselves trapped in the heart of Kathmandu. Vulnerable, penniless and alone, they are forced to live their life on the streets with only hopes and dreams of happiness.


Mendel's Joke
Dir. Tatiana Fedorovskaya
Russian Federation | 2015 | 29 mins | Russian with English subs.
Based on true story. Professor of Genetics Boris Mniszech is a beloved husband and father. On his way to work, he gives a lift to a pregnant woman and drives her fast to the nearest maternity hospital. From that moment on, his life will change completely.


True copy
Dir. Olga Belova
Russian Federation | 2016 | 11 mins | Language: Russian with English subs.
Igor's uncontrolled transformations into other people force him to turn to the only person able to stop this...


Shadow of Innocence
Dir. Jonathan Zsofi-guy
New Zealand | 2015 | 11 mins | Language: English
In the wake of a young girl’s brutal murder in a rural country village, the newly appointed vicar attempts to extract a confession from the soon to be executed murderer: the girl’s father.

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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