Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts programme 3

Shorts programme 3

Thursday 29th March, 5.45pm - 7.15pm
@ Texture, 67 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FL


The Little c
Dir. Simon Eves
UK | 26 mins
THE LITTLE C tells the unexpected and untold story of cancer through the voices and stories of real-life cancer patients. It tracks these stories as they make their way from patient to stage as part of the 2016 musical A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER. The film follows the show's development from a coffee meeting in 2014 to a UK tour in 2016, and charts the creative team's efforts to bring a fresh voice to a difficult and loaded subject.


The Intentions of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dirs. Jay Perry & Shaun Perry
Australia | 17 mins
“The Intentions of F. Scott Fitzgerald” is a dark existentialist comedy that follows two Australian hitmen on a routine 'clean up' job. Whilst in a meaningful conversation about the Great Gatsby the two find themselves in a panic as their victim makes a run for it.


Dirs. Billy Rees & Doug Kirby
UK | 11 mins
A harrowing film exploring how a situation can be perceived - who is Michael and what is his relationship with the woman he is talking to?... A One shot continuous take short film, looking at perception, mental health and relationships./i>


Christopher Walken's Coffee Shop
Dir. Leah Dubuc
USA | 3.5 mins
Christopher Walken has branched out from his very successful acting career to pursue his true passion, creating artisanal coffee beverages and pastries, but be warned his concoctions have more than just meets the eye./i>


On Call
Dir. Lee Armstrong
UK | 8.5 mins
Louise an Escort model, has recently been assaulted. She won't tell Mike who hit her, so Mike has stopped asking. In between clients, as Mike drives her from Hotels to Houses, the two have over time secretly fallen for each other. Tonight Mike has decided to express how he feels./i>


The Old Woman and the Sea
Dir. Esme Hicks
UK | 11 mins
The Old Woman and the Sea is the story of a woman who decides to learn how to swim after her husband is swept out to sea and drowns./i>

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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