Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Shorts
Friday 22nd October - Thursday 28th October
Dir. Bennett Johnson
Dir. ROBIN MELLOR
Logline: Cosmoto steps inside the mind of three Zambian anti-poaching scouts, a visceral deep dive into the psyche of those who put their lives on the line to battle for the future of our environment.
Meet You at the Light
Logline: A bittersweet and heartfelt portrait of a young woman and her diabetic dad, performed by Ishaval Gill and her (real-life) father Kamaldevinder Gill.
In Spite of You
Dir. Kevin Rodengen
Logline: Eager to know more about her lover's girlfriend, a young woman begins to spy on her competition, taking us inside her inner turmoil and a painful addiction to unrequited love.
A Guide To Being An Earthling
Dir. L.E. Woods
Logline: Determined to save his species, an extraterrestrial, Lebron, lands on Earth, hoping the human race may have the answer to what he's looking for. During his studies, he encounters an unexpected partner and discovers what it really means to be human.
Skate in LA
Dir. Steffan Roe Griffiths
Logline: Skate in LA is a vignette short film exploring the feelings and stories of four local LA skaters.
I Wanna Be Single with You
Dir. Rahel Grunder
Logline: To finally move on after the end of a long-term relationship, a woman, scarred but not scared, begins to look for her new Mr. Right and struggles to find one. So she decides to have many.
Dir. Danny Irizarry
Logline: A young athlete confronts the broken relationship with his father while revisiting his childhood fantasies, he must also face the truth about who he really is and what it means to be a hero.
Dir. Henry James
Logline: When we grieve, we grieve alone. What does this dark forest of emotional isolation do to someone who unknowingly had it all - comfort, companionship, stability - and lost it?
Beyond The Blue
Dir. Tanya Randall
Logline: How can a loving marriage fall apart so fast and so tragically? Lanie Simmons believed that she married her superhero. Troy Simmons once represented his position as Lanie’s husband and protector with honor, integrity, and service. When traces of infidelity, deceit, & manipulation dominate this union, Lanie believes there is nothing left to fight for in the relationship until she realizes that she may be in the fight for her life.
From a confident corporate female executive navigating negotiations in major deals in the office to finding herself lacking self-confidence and control at home, Lanie learns it may take more than just guts and grit to escape this marriage alive from her police-officer husband. How far will Troy go to twist the law to ensure Lanie does not escape his powerful grasp? Experience Lanie’s riveting story of strength and survival in this heart palpitating thriller, Beyond The Blue.
Dir. Jared Taylor Smith
Logline: In a distant, apocalyptic future a desperate man is hunted down for a mysterious object.
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.
Dir. Jason M Johnson
Logline: Chelsey holds a secret from her boyfriend in which she must confess in the hopes that he will truly accept her for who she is.
The Only Fan
Dir. Marteverick Shears
Logline: The Only Fan is a Thriller that follows Alanna Pensack; a feminist Only Fan model who must survive the night once she's confronted at her home by a violent stalker.
Dir. Jason M Johnson
Logline: sponsored project of Film Independent, “speaking.” is a 20-minute absurdist comedy film satirizing the male-centric, self-absorbed epic cinema of the past. Our story begins tens of thousands of years ago, in a time before civilization, society, and even spoken language. Those grand old days when poop was acceptable to carry by hand, and a good rock would go a long way. Giant beasts roam the land. Wild storms rain down destruction.
Incident at School
Dir. Jacob Thomas Pilgaard
Logline: A shooting at a university—played out for 24 terrifying minutes—in a single unbroken close-up of a young woman hiding in an auditorium.