Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 - Network Round Features
Friday 16th December - Thursday 22nd December
Dir. Ivo Raza
Logline: After losing his life savings and his wife to a self-help guru, Seymour is on a mission to expose false prophets who fleece people for money. He teams up with his brother Danny, a filmmaker, and they start a fake self-improvement group called Reboot Camp. While Seymour transforms into the charismatic Gordon St. Pierre, a larger than life persona who teaches a path to bliss through a process called “rebooting,” Danny films. They succeed handsomely as even the most ludicrous group activities are met with unbridled enthusiasm from the members. But as Reboot Camp grows, Seymour and Danny must request additional funds from the producer, who pushes them to hire his niece Claire to supervise.
Murder in Paris
Dir. Enver Samuel
Logline: Murder in Paris is a political crime thriller doccie that traces the motives for the assassination of anti-Apartheid activist, Dulcie September. The story travels from the heart of Paris in March 1988 to the pursuit of justice in 2021.
Dir. Bonginkhosi Comfort Ndzinisa
Logline: A documentary about the accounts of the survivors of the 2021 massacre in the Kingdom of Eswatini and details of the brutality of armed forces in the country. The stories are real, the footages are real, the people are real
Light Attaching to a Girl
Dir. Laina Barakat
Logline: Suffocated by an overbearing father and two older sisters who soak up any attention that comes their way, Clare is desperate to escape. She plans a trip to Iceland by herself where she can experience nature, and make her own decisions for the first time in her life. Light Attaching to a Girl poetically drifts between the interior and exterior life of an adolescent, as she reckons with haunting memories of her childhood even as she takes her first steps into adulthood.