Manchester Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Tuesday 28th March, 9.15 - 11.30pm
@ Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL


Enemies Within
Dir. Sélim Azzazi
France | 2016 | 27mins | Language: French with English subtitles
In the 90's, during the algerian civil war, terrorism reaches France. Two men. Two identities. One fight.


Dir. Richard Hughes
Australia | 2016 | 20mins | Language: English
Ten years on, a father's relentless search for his daughter leads him to a remote farmhouse, three states away from where she went missing.


Dir. Barnaby Boulton
UK | 2016 | 9mins | Language: English
A young, naive traveller relies on her older brother as a guide through endless woods and a wilderness with no end in sight, but when her guide suddenly disappears she is forced to re evaluate her position in life and dependancy on her brother.


Pazzo & Bella
Dir. Marcello Di Noto
Italy | 2017 | 15mins | Language: Italian with English subtitles
A gangster offers to Pazzo and Bella the possibility to get a huge sum of money to kill a man. Pazzo is coward on a wheelchair. Bella is a alcool and gambling addicted. They have never been doing something like this in their lives. But Bella is a dangerous woman and want to change her life no matter how. Pazzo doesn't want anything, but Bella in his live. He loves her. And this is a problem.


Dir. Piotr Dumala
Polish | 2014 | 12mins | Language: No dialogue.
A story about a terrifying encounter between men, women and children.


Dir. Siobhan Mulready
Australia | 2016 | 10mins | Language: English
To win the attention of his father, 14-year-old Trent is conducting an anthropological study on the effects of the drought on his rural community. But with the aridity spreads anger and despair, and the discovery of a dark side to his father leads Trent into a darkness of his own.


The Cyclops
Dir. Hugh Mulhern
UK | 2016 | 12mins | Language: English
Luka comes home to apologise, but can his little brother Lip forgive him?


A Battling Body
Dir. Laura Ghazal
France | 2016 | 2mins | Language: French
A Battling Body" is the story of a fight : a one minute choreography to illustrate a whole life, a young life, hampered by multiple sclerosis , stopped in its tracks by violent and unpredictable outbreaks. A musical and poetic short film to talk about the disease another way.


Dir. Tayanna Todd
UK | 2016 | 6mins | Language: English
A young Latina boxer determined to go pro finds herself conflicted after receiving a full academic scholarship to Georgetown.

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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