Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival 2023 - Network Round Features

Wednesday 12th April - Wednesday 19th April


Once upon a time in the Canaries
Dir. Armando Ravelo
Logline: Nola, a girl of Senegalese origin, arrives in the Canary Islands in a canoe. Then begins an epic through the most defining corners of the Canary Islands in search of a Canarian father whom he never knew.


Dir. Li Ci ci
Logline: The story tells the love story of four young people in Jingnian City scenic spot.


Ambitious 220
Dirs. Henry Terry, Marcus Brooks
Logline: The Ambitious 220 is a challenge set by Rapha in aid of the charity Ambitious About Autism. The event follows the 220 mile route between Manchester and London. In 2021, Rapha set the challenge worldwide, to ride a 220 mile route of your own choosing over a leisurely 48 hours, however, four friends from Manchester challenged themselves to complete the task in just 20.


Blowback: The Road to Manchester
Dir. Mark Curtis, Phil Miller
Logline: Twenty two people were murdered in a suicide bombing at a Manchester music concert in May 2017.
'Blowback' traces the long road to the Manchester Arena attack, exposing how UK foreign policy in Libya created the conditions for terrorism here at home.

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