New York Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 - Network Round Features

Tuesday 9th August - Tuesday 16th August


The Boys Film
Dirs. Eric Durkin, Kevin Durkin
United States
Logline: A film about two adopted twin boys who travel across from New Jersey to Portland, Oregon to visit their birth relatives for the first time.


Dir. Socratis Otto
Logline: In a thirsty regional town, dynamic duo Georgina (George) McPherson and her best friend Pauline (Paul) Nicholls get their big break in a new show about life in the bush. Tired of having to subscribe to an old school vibe, George and Paul propose a refreshed angle about life on the land that relies less on the despair and more on the magic. When their vibrant version is thrown out by a broadcast exec in the big smoke, they decide to take the matter into their own hands and stage a shed show that puts the spotlight on stories from the sticks.


Brothers By Choice
Dir. Gabriel Mattar
Logline: A look within young men and women in the military. At the Brazilian military academy, Cadets are on their way to become Officials. The film illustrates few characters followed to dissect their process of growing up. It is a coming of age story that focuses on brotherhood, how the Cadets learn that together they are stronger. Dramatic, sensitive, stunningly photographed, and full of action. A predominantly visual approach to documentary.


Let The Music Play
Dirs. Cate Meighan, Heather Dauterive
Logline: A feature-length documentary by DailyBOOM Media on Covid-19's crushing impact on the music industry as seen through the eyes of artists, musicians, promoters, venue owners, merchandisers and Save Our Stages/NIVA ambassadors.


Bad Luck
Dir. Jean-Louis Uzan
Logline: A trip around the world could be any one's dream, right? Except when one is a fugitive in the midst of an existential crisis, like me.
A schizophrenic Hollywood screenwriter who has seen to many movies is searching me for murder.

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