New York Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 3

Shorts programme 3

Local Filmmaker's Showcase & Mixer

Wednesday 21st June, 8.15 - Late
@ The Producer's Club, 358 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036


Dir. Isabella Tan
USA | 25 mins | Language: English
The teenage daughter of an affluent Chinese family in America struggles for control when her past abuser returns, threatening her carefully crafted future.


Dir. Juan Felipe Zuleta
USA | 15 mins | Language: English
Jim’s secret job as an online author of suicide letters is also his addiction. Unfortunately, his work and marriage begin to mix when a friend becomes a client - without his knowing.


Dir. Heidi Miami Marshall
USA | 14 mins | Language: English
AMANDA is married to CRAIG, a terminally ill man. She has been by his side, bathing and feeding him for the past seven years. She cares for him day in and day out, the weight of it all taking a toll on her life and her marriage. But their marriage was broken long before the disease, and those cracks have never gone away. Now, frayed by a life in stasis, Amanda realizes it's time to make a choice. A meeting with a stranger becomes Amanda's final chance to regain her hope.


Dir. Erin Sayder
USA | 12 mins | Language: English
This is a portrait of Lex: A seventy-year-old, Filipino artist who is currently homeless in New York City.


Dir. AiHsuan Shih
USA | 2 mins | Language: English
CacophoNY by Melody Shih is a 2D animation and motion graphics video that combines illustrations, abstract textures and color to create patterns that visualize unseen daily sounds. Through the eyes and ears of a young girl, the viewer can escape the harsh sounds of the urban environment and find solace in a serene inner world.


Time/Space Reflections
Alba Garcia
USA | 8 mins | Language: English
An inventor in the future loses her twin sister tragically. To cope with her grief she creates a Time/Space Portal that can go to other dimensions. Her goal? to find her twin. The portal opens. They see each other for the first time, there is happiness and jubilation. But soon they discovered that crossing the portal means death.


Dir. Jeannie Donohoe
USA | 2016 | Language: English
A new kid shows up at the high school boys' basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression after showing extraordinary skill. Will talent and drive be enough to make the roster after the team discovers a big secret?


Blind Eyes
Yifan Hu
USA | 3 mins | Language: English
Blind Eyes is a short animation about sexual identity and personal chaos. Human's identity crises and the resulting internal chaos are the sources of inspiration for this animation, and I chose sexual identity as an example of one aspect of human identity.


Perception Of Violence
Dir. David Joseph
USA | 2016 | Language: English
This film takes a serious look at the relationship between law enforcement and Young African American men in America.

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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