Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 - Network Round Shorts
Saturday 8th October - Saturday 15th October
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.
Dir. Benjamin Knoebl
Logline:Paulinus is a young novice at a small Austrian monastery in 1929. In a few days he will take his final vows and become a full member of the order. His only contact to the outside world is Jakob, a young farmer, who visits the monastery every day to deliver errands. When Paulinus' feelings for Jakob start to grow beyond their friendship, he finds himself at a crossroads between God and the world. Before he can make his life's most important decision, he needs to uncover where he belongs in life.
Dir. Deven Patel
Logline: An aging man with early symptoms of dementia is visited by his adult children.
Dir. Fay Beck
Logline: A personal carer faces a morally and emotionally confronting situation, when his young patient and friend, who suffers ALS, asks him to help her end her life.
Do Not Resuscitate David Dix
Dir. Raj Yagnik
Logline: From 1961 to 1982 Dave travelled the world. Fly through his memories and his philosophy in this 5 minute film.
LIM - BUBU
Dir. GIADA BOSSI
Logline: Dreams and reality merge, in a journey that has to face others: it is just through the support of people around, that the protagonist dives into himself to embrace his essence.
One Boy, One San Francisco Spring
Dir. Erik Frick
Logline: A documentary about a piano contest that took place in San Francisco in 1927
Download My Heart In The Metaverse
Dir. Mo Rebec
Logline: It is the world's first music film based on the first global song about the Metaverse. The film takes the audience on a grand musical tour of the Metaverse. It's apart of the "Download My Heart" Series by, Hashtag Queens
White Now Please
Dir. Kyle Lau
Logline: Twelve-year-old Asian American Bryan Chen wants to be a hero, so he tries to become the thing he knows all heroes need to be… White.
Dir. Tallulah Sheffield
Logline: Olivia is trying to take her mind off being alone by organising her own birthday party. Unfortunately, one by one her friends keep dropping out. Family duties call. Feeling sad as she turns 35 and pines for a family of her own, Olivia takes comfort in knowing she can rely on Sandra, her best-mate and flat-mate. That is until Sandra tells her she's just got engaged to her long term girlfriend and she'll be moving out.
Dir. Thor Zing Lodberg
On a night out in Copenhagen, Louie has a mental breakdown and wakes up in a psychiatric ward. It’s not the first time he has lost control but now his girlfriend Ville can’t take it anymore. Louie doesn’t understand that and sets out to save his broken relationship.
The 5th Commandment
Dir. Isaac Saldana
Logline: An intense conversation between a mother and her son unfolds as it brings out past demons and a dark reveal
Dir. Max Decker
Logline: Retrograde is a series based on astrological disturbances during a Mercury Retrograde that follows Austin as he deals with the murder of his father, committed by his mother.