Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Wednesday 28th March, 7.45pm - 9.00pm
@ Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL


Nicole's Cage
Dir. Josef Brandl
Germany | 15 mins
The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. When one of the popular gondolas becomes free, they do not hesitate to move into their first common flat. Unfortunately none of them both has taken the time to get to know his partner before.


Service Update
Dir. Olly Sindle
UK | 4 mins
Meet London Transport employee Carl Downer. Armed with a mic and a heart of gold, he's on an unwavering mission to spread the love in one of London's busiest train stations


Dir. Charlotte Wells
USA | 6 mins
On a routine morning, a woman on a crowded New York City subway is sexually assaulted in plain sight.


01 - Gravity
Dirs. Julian Friedrich, Katharina Potratz
Germany | 7 mins
Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat's stranded on the coast. His mother didn't survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.


In (Silence)
Dir. Moritz Valero
UK | 9.5 mins
A young man, Konrad, reflects about his own death.


Nostalgic Love
Dir. Joscha Bongard
Germany | 7 mins
Love and pulsing intimacy at an older age is more or less a no-go subject - while sexualization of society is omnipresent. In Nostalgic Love we follow a young but old deep love through it’s modern, almost teeny problems. The couple discusses about polygamy and their needs, while they are loosing connection. What’s used to be intimate togetherness ends up in loneliness.


Royal Affairs
Dir. Jade Li
Germany | 15 mins
Ineffably powerful Supreme Beings travel through space and time to dispense gifts on randomly selected denizens of any given planet. When it comes to Earth however their selection process seems to have hit a glitch and settles on Greg, who’s been having a bad day at the office. Zapped up to the space embassy by an overwhelmingly enthusiastic Ambassador, thrilled to be in the presence of a human, Greg fails to grasp the nature and scope of his opportunity, thinking he is talking to management about about his working conditions.

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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