Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Wednesday 28th March, 5.45pm - 7.15pm
@ Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL


The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler
Dir. Paul Philipp
Germany | 29 mins
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...


Behold, such clown
Dir. Jacob Pilgaard
Denmark | 25 mins
On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.


The Silent Child
Dir. Chris Overton
UK | 19 mins
Inspired by real life events. The Silent Child Film tells the story of a profoundly deaf child born into a hearing family. A caring social worker does everything she can to stop a deaf child from being treated like a stumbling block in a middle class family's idealistic life.

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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