Paris Lift-Off Film Festival 2020 - Network Round Shorts
Friday 13th November - Sunday 22nd November
Below The Belt
Dir. Mark St. Cyr
A boxer who suffers from toxic masculinity must learn to overcome his own ego with the help of a female boxing partner in order to become a better father, fighter, and man.
Dir. Sonny P. Louis
Logline: A woman finds herself waking up inside a warehouse, with no memories. After several attempts to escape, she learns that she’s a prisoner of time.
Dir. Qing Yang
Logline: This is a father-son relationship about fireman, which shows the difficulty and difficulty of fireman's father-son in facing the choice between family and country. From the contradiction and misunderstanding to the relieved understanding after death, the son finally says his last farewell to his father
To each and every victim and the great family behind them -- they are always with us, and may we never say goodbye
Le Mari au collège
Dir. Alberic Saint-Martin
Logline: The noble Madellis family, and at its head the tyrannical Mrs. Leo, force Charlotte to marry the first man who came along. Or they risk losing Uncle Casimir's legacy! Except that the (mis)lucky chosen one, Émile, the craftsman-neighbour, is really in love with Charlotte....
"It's Lawr-uh Not Laura"
Dir. Angela Pedraza
Logline: Prom queen wanna be Laura is forced to take a trip to Colombia that might put her friendships at risk, but after developing the forgotten film in her grandfather's camera, Laura's unwanted trip turns into a self discovery adventure.
Dir. Maude Davy-Zeller
Logline: Paris Subway, Thursday morning. A man meets a woman.
Dir. Min Joon KIM
Logline: A girl who runs to somewhere in a hurry, wandering around the alley to avoid screaming and following men. Why is she being chased by men? A victim who has become a perpetrator and a victimized perpetrator.
Dir. Owen Cant
Logline: 'Running Free’ is the story of a group of displaced refugees finding solace in a sleepy, mountain town in the south of France. This short documentary film, from Owen Cant and Cosmic Joke, looks at the stories behind the statistics and the headlines and explores the beating heart at the centre of the European immigration crisis
SAINT-LAURENT (THE LAST DAY)
Dir. Julio Iborra
Logline: The last day of Idir, a young Marseillais.
Thelomis Danube - "Crépuscule en mineur"
Dir. Anthelme Dubois
Logline: In German-occupied Paris during WWII, two musicians develop feelings for each other while trying to make their mark in the underground jazz world.
There were two of us
Dir. Térence DESTERNES
Logline: September 2013 : My father dies of cancer. Six years after this death, what is my mother’s view of their 29 years of life together, their couple, their successes and their failures ? By returning to the places where they built their lives together, but also led to their separation, my mother took the time to evoke her vision of the couple.
The woodland path
Dirs. Maxime Priou, Arthur Rayssiguier, Sacha Richard
Logline: Two friends are running through the woods, one of them falls. The other keeps on running. Wandering the forest, he will encounter many terrifying visions, While completely snapped by a mysterious halo of light. A sensory and hypnotic experience, entirely filmed in infrared.
WE ARE AT WAR
Dir. Emmanuel FRICERO
Logline: Stella doesn't believe in the Coronavirus. For her, it's a manipulation by the state to take control of the population. She doesn't respect the lockdown. She looks down on her neighbors. But Covid-19 will catch up to her sooner than she thinks and will push her towards a drastic change of heart. From now on oriented toward others, a phrase will then resonate in her mind : « If we change, the world changes...
We are at war!
Dirs. Felizitas Steiner, Christophe Berthier
Logline: The French government put in place a two month lockdown in order to fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, this action meant to protect people is hiding another great danger...