New York Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Local Filmmakers Showcase

Local Filmmakers Showcase & Networking

Thursday 28th June, 7.45pm - 10.30pm
@ Videology, 308 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11249


The Human Face
Dir. Aline Pimentel
USA | 14 mins
By giving meaning to each and every mark on his sculptures, artist Kazuhiro gives meaning to his own life. Experiencing what is behind every wrinkle of time on the human face, transforms a superficial mask into a window to the soul.



Hot Girl
Dir. Erin Richards
USA | 13 mins
Kara Quinn, a struggling actress, is desperate to be seen as anything other than a 'hot girl'.



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.


Pas D'yeux
Dir. Thao Dan Nguyen Phan
USA | 4 mins
A boy, left faceless from an unfinished painting, seeks for his face in the artist world. This a short film about identity, surpassing existentialism crisis and defining oneself.



Dir. Suzanne Andrews Correa
USA | 13 mins
An undocumented Turkish pedicab driver unwittingly draws police attention, endangering his brother, his community, and himself.


Three Red Sweaters
Dir. Martha Gregory
USA | 10 mins
A filmmaker explores memory and the way that we use technology to record our lives - sometimes at the expense of being present for them - through her grandfather's Colvilleesque 16mm home videos.


The Heartbreak Factory
Dir. So Young Shelly S Yo
USA | 12 mins
The Heartbreak Factory is a short that explores the inner-world of Ava, a fiery worker, determined to mend all the broken hearts of the world. One day, Ava finds a pattern in all the hearts--the ultimate heartbreak named Ollie--and vows to take him down. Within this surreal and heightened world, I wanted to explore the idea of logic versus emotion and the fragility of the heart despite one’s mindful determination to protect it.

Interval - 30 mins


The Best Little Coffeehouse in Maryland
Dirs. Cory Choy & Michael Solsky
USA | 18 mins
Inwood House, the only apartment building in the United States that is both Section 8 and dedicated to people with a variety of disabilities, is home to a monthly musical coffeehouse unlike any other...


Dir. Ana Mouyis
USA | 5 mins
Through a metaphorical narrative about love, Dahlia explores a relationship between two people which is burdened by mental illness. Journey through a colourful and ever-changing world; a hand-painted realm that shifts and morphs to portray a darkened state of mind. Based on the ups and down of my parents' relationship, this illustrative and subtle narrative conveys a nuanced look into the experience of mental illness and how love, patience and commitment can overcome even the biggest obstacles.


Time Left
Dir. Roxana Bazgoneh
USA | 13 mins
In the near future, the new VEDA Watch can calculate each person’s life expectancy. We are able to observe and witness the life of a man once he has bought this device until his progressive fall into obsession as he desperately tries to control his life up.

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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