New York Lift-Off Film Festival 2022 - Network Round Shorts
Tuesday 9th August - Tuesday 16th August
Dir. Sarah Lopez
Logline: At nine years old, Milan has to face the death of his mother. Incapable of coping with the grief, he finds himself filled with sadness and anger. In between dreams and reality, he’s able to grasp what’s left of her in the many spaces and objects of the house.
Dir. William Austin
Logline:A reclusive construction worker is stricken with grief after witnessing the sudden, tragic death of his brother. Tortured by guilt, he struggles to build a treehouse—the unfulfilled dream of their childhood.
Dir. Carnie Bezalel
Logline: Traversing their differences and their pasts, Romi and her brother Yoni hike the Israeli desert.
Huazi and Cat
Dir. Wanrong Li
Logline: After returning to China for winter vacation, a visit to her grandpa with Huazi, an adopted stray cat, thrusts Renyan into all-is-lost panic which quiets down in the ambiguity of time as her allegorical journey continues.
The Half You Hate
Dir. Alex Igbanoi
Logline: In the final rehearsal, Erica attempts to demonstrate she has what it takes to be an actress as she battles to get validation from a tough director.
Dir. Davis Cameron Chu
Logline: A college student struggles to accept his transition into adulthood, coping through various absurdist scenarios.
Dir. Trifon Dimitropoulos
Logline: A female artist in mourning, balances life, friends and her egotistical mother while trying to sell her work.
Dir. Gonzalo Chavez
Logline: In New York City, chance is unique, but chance doesn't mean luck for Hernan
Dir. Christopher Thompson
Logline: A Downtown Artist struggles with his newly found sobriety.
How many clouds are in the sky?
Dir. Juan Felipe Martinez Uribe
Logline: Its Friday like every other Friday of the last years of their lives. Aluna is surprised by a vague confession from Martino, her best friend. They must make a wish. Neither of them comes out unscathed..
Chinatown: Our Only Home
Dir. Tony Wang
Our Only Home explores the passing down of Chinese traditions across generations in Manhattan Chinatown by examining the evolution of the Chinatown community told through intimate stories of two multiple decades-old family businesses and the new generation of young people working to rebuild the neighborhood during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Download My Heart In The Metaverse
Dir. Mo Rebec
Logline: It is the world's first music film based on the first global song about the Metaverse. The film takes the audience on a grand musical tour of the Metaverse. It's apart of the "Download My Heart" Series by, Hashtag Queens
Dirs. Naomi Chatel, Ronald Michael, Dwayne Williamson
Logline: Selene, a girl in her early 20’s, is prone to self sabotage. Her negative way of thinking manifests a darkness from her past that begins to haunt her. A darkness that only she can defeat.
Dir. Charles Grenu, Simeon Jarrett, Lewis Brown
Logline: Having spent the past few years in prison, Liam was arrested as a boy and released as a man. Without even having the chance to adjust, his past catches up with him when his brother is taken hostage. Over the next 12 hours, he scrambles to find his brother without losing himself in the process.
What Was Once the Woods
Dir. Woody Ray Tucker
Logline: A group of windswept travelers face the world outside their village.
Killing Georgia Jones
Dir. Andrew Gallerani
Logline: In an abandoned rat-infested warehouse down by the tracks, Georgia Jones awakes, only to find her hands bound tightly above her head.