Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Features

Friday 222nd October - Thursday 28th October


Director. Jesse Dvorak
Logline: Two woman meet through a mystical phone call. Then they begin to enter into each other's shared dreams where they encounter the ghosts of Hollywood past and present.


Director. Alek Lev
Logline:  WHAT? is a black and white, not-so-silent comedy about a struggling deaf actor, sick of agreeing to increasingly humiliating tasks just to get a role, who decides to take matters into his own… hands.


The Earned Life
Dirs. Patryk Wezowski, Kasia Wezowski
Logline: A biographer finds herself fascinated by Marshall Goldsmith’s uncanny ability to help others succeed, and sets out to discover Marshall’s story through the people closest to him.


Cafe Americano
Dir. Alex Scheinman
Logline: A mockumentary that follows a delusional young director as he attempts to become the next great American filmmaker.


Dir. Alexander Raye Pimentel
Logline: A reclusive college student finds social media fame as a disguised street artist who reveals his story through vandalism.


Dreaming Hollywood
Dir. Frank Martinez
Logline: Take a deep dive into Ray Balfi's bizarre world of psychotic drug dealers, incompetent cops and social rejects as he tries to begin a new life-direction and shops his cartoon screenplay to 100 L.A. production companies. While facing rejection after rejection Ray learns that someone has stolen his script and made his movie, The Dog's Meow without his permission. Now, Ray's already messed-up life is thrown into catastrophic mayhem. This dark, action-comedy slowly reels you into its Kubrick-like world of oddballs, outcasts and sociopaths. Punctuated by magical musical interludes and hyper-violent killing sprees, Fade Out Ray delivers one of the wildest rides you'll take this year!


Max Steiner Maestro of Movie Music
Dir. Diana friedberg
Logline:  Max Steiner arrived In America as a penniless musician from Europe at the beginning of the last century. After a short stint on Broadway he would head west and introduce a new art form to Hollywood…. the musical underscore. His ideas were revolutionary. He worked on over 300 films, including timeless classics such as Gone with the Wind, King Kong and Casablanca.This is the story of the man who created a vital new art form once the movies found their voice and changed Hollywood for all time. His legacy lives on today through the many composers who followed in his footsteps.

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