Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 3

Shorts Programme 3

Thursday 20th September, 5.45pm - 7.00pm
@Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038


The Transfer
Dir. Michael Grudsky
Israel | 23 mins
Synopsis: Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.


Heart's Ease
Dir. Jassa Ahluwalia
UK | 15 mins
Synopsis: A shy teenage outcast strikes up an unlikely school romance with a cool new girl from America. But their blossoming relationship hides a dark secret - one that will change their lives forever.


Panta Rhei
Dir. Wouter Bongaerts
Belgium | 10 mins
Synopsis: Like the beached whales he studies, introverted marine biologist Stefaan flees the ocean. But floods, leaking faucets and endless rain keep seeping into his life, and he can’t keep the water out.


La Cumbre
Dir. Dana Romanoff
USA, Ecuador | 13 mins
Synopsis: La Cumbre unveils the reality of what it means to live as an amputee in the developing world. In partnership with the Range of Motion Project we join world class mountaineer and wounded warrior Chad Jukes on a heartfelt journey to shed light on a public health issue affecting amputees world wide. 80% of the world's amputees live in developing countries. Only 2% have access to prosthetics.. La Cumbre aims to shift that percentage.


Dirs. Thibaud Lomenech, Léo Cannone
France | 14 mins
Synopsis: For a moment, a strange phenomenon plunges the world In absolute silence. When the sound returns, several people Disappeared, caught up in silence. Lola, 30, will lose her companion Karl in these terrible circumstances.


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.

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