New York Lift-Off Film Festival 2021 - Network Round Shorts
Wednesday 4th August - Wednesday 11th August
Dir. Pierce Stephan
Logline: A young woman isolated by her fear of the inevitable finds solace in an unlikely digital companion, forcing her to reevaluate her life, her relationships, and herself.
Dir. Dalin Nelson
Logline: After completing her mother’s birthday present, Jade discovers a heartbreaking secret that will change her family forever. Feeling confused and isolated, Jade must decide if her mom is deserving of the gift.
Dirs. Ryan Gentle, Austin Quarles
Logline: Alexander, a space-loving day dreamer hopes to pass that love on to his son Galileo. As he grows up, Galileo realizes he needs to break away from his father's hope to find his own path, but his path is closer to his father's dreams than he ever thought.
Dir. Gwendolyn Granger
Logline: Hinge is a short drama about Layla, an overworked artist in NYC, who comes home to find herself locked out of the apartment. Her husband is home— why is she still locked out?
A Man Cleans a Toilet
Dir. Jeniffer Hernandez
Logline: Siblings Ana and Carlito as they scramble to clean their home before their mother arrives with a new boyfriend. On the same day, Ana has a crucial job interview so she begs, then blackmails, Carlito to do one thing for her: clean the toilet.
Dir. Michael DePalma
Logline: After failing to get hired by the mob, two wannabe criminals take matters into their own hands by robbing the house of a pizza mogul.
Dir. Josh Garvin
Logline: A woman's dark secret is revealed on her small family farm.
Dirs. Ariel Glenn, Edoardo Nicholas Bianchi
Logline: A young woman named Emma leaves the city for the countryside during a pandemic. She is escaping from the virus, but she is also attempting to leave behind painful memories of her husband, Johnny, who was recently killed by a police officer.
Song of the Open Road: The Story of the Southern California Youth Chorale
Dir. Melissa Dowler
Logline: The story of the Southern California Youth Chorale, inspired by one extraordinary Music Teacher, who took on the difficult task of challenging talented but insulated teenagers of the sixties and seventies to become Musical Ambassadors while performing around the world, and how those experiences continue to affect their lives even today.
Dir. Croix Belgard
Logline: A man has 8 hours to transport his boss' off the rails girlfriend along with contraband to Atlantic City, will he deliver?
Dir. Everett Marston
Logline: The Line is a dystopian drama set in a world where males and females are kept completely separate by a line, except for reproduction. Jake attends his first appointment and finds himself unable to process the emotions it brings with it. He must decide whether it is worth the risk to cross the line.
Dir. Alison Hale
Logline: 'Scar' is a short film about what it's like to be diagnosed with cancer as a teenager.
Dir. Zen Pace
Logline: Recounting her life as a daughter and young mother grappling with addiction, Rachel Marshall makes generational amends from the pain of her drug use, giving thanks to those who inspired her along the way.
Dir. Joe Quint
Logline: Roz Pichardo is more than a domestic violence and gun violence survivor, she’s a warrior. Despite of - or because of - being thrown off a bridge by an abusive ex-boyfriend, the unsolved murder of her brother, and the suicide of her identical twin sister, she’s able to channel her trauma into service by helping the often-forgotten people of North Philadelphia.