Paris Lift-Off 2017 – Local Filmmakers Showcase

Local Filmmakers Showcase

Wednesday 1st November, 8.45pm - late
@ Le Lucernaire, 53 Rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006 Paris, France


Still Waters
Dir. Coban Beutelstetter
France | 20 mins
After many years away, Alexandre decides to go back to his family house in the valley near a lake. He goes in search of the peace he once felt there as a child. But he is unprepared for the painful memories that haunt him on his return.


Dir. Niko Mikadze
France| 14 mins
A young boy who became deaf persists in embracing his passion for music. Along with his encouraging mother, he faces the day that might change their lives.


Kachach, above Zaatari
Dir. Bruno Pieretti
France/Jordan| 15 mins
Inside the Zaatari Refugee camp, the Syrians keep waiting for an outcome to the endless war. Among the refugees, a community started to grow: the Kachach. Inside this camp that no one is supposed to leave, these traditional bird raisers made a strong come-back. Their birds brought a share of dream and freedom.


Kakkmaddafakka - Lilac
Dir. Carlín Díaz
France | 3 mins
Two strangers spent a special day in Bergen. After that, with no way to contact each other, they will meet again in their memories..


One man's fortune
Dir. Jeremias Nussbaum
France | 9 mins
A couple sees a therapist for the first time. When the therapist learns about their unusual problem, his world crumbles. Do we really know what happiness and misery are?


The Man-Woman Case
Dir. Anaïs Caura
France | 5 mins
Sydney - 1920. Inspired by a true story. Eugene Falleni tries to flee the police. They accuse him of having burnt his wife. Is he a murder? Is he really what he wants to be?


Dir. Pierre Van de Kerckhove
Belgium | 15 mins
Louise, aged 68, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and lives in a nursing home. Her daily life is riddled with sadness because her son Daniel is no longer visiting her, discouraged by his mother's memory lapses. The arrival of a new patient in the home (Leo, 82), who is also suffering from Alzheimer's disease, will upset Louise's life ... but also that of Daniel!


Street Racers
Dir. Aurélien Heilbronn
USA, Dominican Republic | 9 mins
Street Racers is an intimate short film documenting the illegal motorbiking culture in the Dominican Republic. The film follows a gang of teens who risk their lives to entertain themselves, blocking off motorways and hitting high speeds on small custom bikes.


Enemies Within
Dir. Sélim Azzazi
France | 28 mins
In the 90's, during the algerian civil war, terrorism reaches France. Two men. Two identities. One fight.

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.

Lift-Off Global Network

Registered Company in England and Wales: 09346970