Paris Lift-Off Film Festival 2019 Winners

Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Paris Lift-Off Film Festival. It was great to see so many filmmakers and film enthusiasts filling the screenings in support of both local and international indie films. The judges' votes have been counted and added to the audience's feedback. Huge congratulations to the filmmakers who screened with us, who all did themselves proud. All Paris Lift-Off Film Festival winners will receive complimentary screenings at future Lift-Off Film Festivals. A special well done to the following films.

Photos from the event can be seen on the Lift-Off Facebook Page.

Festival Winners

Best Local Film

(next screening with Lift-Off in London)

A Real Man

Dir. Aurélien Mathieu
Synopsis: A father share with his son his vision of masculinity during a rugby training.

Best Short Film

(next screening with Lift-Off in Sydney)


Dir. Fabrice Joubert
Synopsis: A bright sunny afternoon in november. It is wind-down time after gym class for the 2nd graders. Michael and eleven other children lie side by side on the floor of the gym, breathing quietly. Suddenly, a detonation tears the silence.

Special Mentions

Special Mention

(next screening with Lift-Off in Melbourne)


Dir. Zita Hanrot
Synopsis: On the day of their grandmother’s funeral, Sacha gathers her cousins to write a tribute to her, but nothing will happen as planned…

Special Mention

(next screening with Lift-Off in Sydney)

Don't Feed These Animals

Dirs. Guilherme Afonso & Miguel Madaíl de Freitas
Synopsis: Once upon a time there was a lobotomised bunny who lived in a research laboratory. He had bi-polar personality disorder, triggered by his huge appetite for carrots. One day the bunny brings a carrot to life by accident but also creates something evil. Now both carrot and bunny must surpass their differences and join forces, so that together they may end this threat.

Online Winners

Yet to be announced...

Season Award Nominations

The Lift-Off Season Awards is an annual event which celebrates the very best of indie film. Following each Lift-Off film festival, films which have excelled in their respective category are nominated and invited to attend the prestigious Lift-Off Season Awards, culminating at the end of the Lift-Off season. Click here for more information about the Lift-Off Season Awards.

Lucienne Eats a Car

Dir. Couturiau Geordy
Synopsis: With time, Lucienne's father has sinked into silence. The one who has always preferred his car to his daughter is now overwhelming her by his absence. In hope of finding the love she has never felt, Lucienne decides to eat the beloved car.

Nominated for Best Art Direction

Tête de Mule

Dir. Victor Bargès
Synopsis: A car is stopped in a Serbian countryside. A young man, Ulysse, with facial injuries, holds an envelope full of cash.

Nominated for Best First-Time Filmmaker