New York Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Wednesday 27th June, 9.45pm – 11.30pm
@ Videology, 308 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11249


Stomping Grounds
Dir. Bertie Gilbert
UK | 20 mins
Portrayed by Bill Milner (iBOY, X-Men First Class, Dunkirk, Apostle, Son Of Rambow) Monroe is a gifted dancer obsessed with being the best he can be. While saying goodbye to his family home, he recalls various fragmented memories in one long, tap dancing-filled dream sequence. In the present day, a more mature and level-headed Monroe is our vessel. Through the corridors of an increasingly temperamental, almost living-breathing house, we witness his downfall and see how his relationships were fractured almost beyond repair. The film poses to ask the age-old question of ‘what went wrong?’ and answer it in a vibrant, experimental way. Whiplash meets Billy Elliot.


Xavier Corbero: Portrait of an Artist in Winter NYFF1896
Dir. Nathalie Biancheri
UK/Spain | 13 mins
The first and last glimpse into the universe of iconic Spanish sculptor Xavier Corbero. A kaleidoscopic life and career that traversed a turbulent moment of Spanish history.


Dir. Piotr Dylewski
Poland | 20 mins
This film deals with Victors’s relationship with Eve. Relationship based on manipulation and attempts to interfere in a woman’s personality. Eve is unable to feel emotions. The questions is, will she understand true feelings, and will Victor be happy with her?


Dir. Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx
Réunion | 4 mins
This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love… But the city is too strong and he can’t win. Sadly, he becomes a powerless witness of his own fall, just like a bee trapped in a spiderweb.


Dir. Zachary Valdry
USA | 8 mins
A mother and son must travel the post-apocalyptic, creature filled wasteland in search of food before it’s too late.


Dir. David Abramsky
UK | 6 mins
Lee went to a football match one day in 1988. Matt went on a night out 8 years ago. Neither came home. We explore their stories through their parents’ eyes, and discover how the Missing People choir brings comfort to people whose pain borders on the unimaginable.


Baby Mine
Dir. Nour Wazzi
UK | 20 mins
When her Middle Eastern husband kidnaps their child, Sarah blindly recruits a prejudiced neighbour to hunt them down. A sense of dread slowly tightens its grip as a little girl’s life hangs in the balance and a new threat rears its head.

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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