Tokyo Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Monday 8th May, 6.15 - 8pm
@ Uplink, 渋谷, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho, 37−18, トツネビル2F


The Botanist
Dir. Maude Plante-Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
Canada, Tajikistan | 2016 | 20mins | Language: Kyrgyz, Russian with English subtitles
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Social Soviet Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raimberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.


Dir. Christopher Oliva
USA | 2016 | 18mins | Language: English
A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. Unemployed and living with his single mother, Rupert Madurski must find a nice balance in a world without spacemen.


The Track
Dir. Graham Holford
UK | 2016 | 10mins | Language: Korean with English subtitles
Hee-Kyoung is an isolated woman: surrounded by people, she feels totally alone. After a night of drinking she decides to get some space and air, and ends up getting just what she didn't realise she needed.


Dir. Jeannie Donohoe
USA | 2016 | 15mins | Language: English with Japanese subtitles.
A new kid shows up at the high school boys' basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression after showing extraordinary skill. Will talent and drive be enough to make the roster after the team discovers a big secret?


Dir. Jeff Gabriel-Yu
Hong Kong | 2016 | 10mins | Language: English with Japanese subtitles.
A high-profile international arbitrator must decide if she is willing to pay the ultimate price, by completing a pact with her mentor, in exchange for the power to decide the fate of nations.


Stories Upon Your Lips
Dir. Bastien Bron
Switzerland | 2017 | 4 mins
A psychedelic lust story between a biology teacher and his class of young schoolgirls which promises to be the hottest video of the summer!


Dir. Michael Taylor
UK | 2016 | 7 mins | Language: English with Japanese subtitles
A short documentary following Super-lightweight boxing champion John Wayne Hibbert, as he defends his title at the Olympic Park in London. What is it like to fight for family? What is life like when your job is to be 'A Champion'.

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.

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