Tokyo Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Tuesday 9th May, 6.15 - 8pm
@ Uplink, 渋谷, 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho, 37−18, トツネビル2F


Dir. .Siobhan Mulready
Australia | 2016 | 12 mins | Language: English with Japanese subtitles
To win the attention of his father, a 14-year-old boy conducts an anthropological study on the effects of the drought on his rural community.


Dir. Erin Shea
USA | 2016 | 3 mins
Ampersand is science visualization meets animated music video. The film takes the audience on a playful animated journey from the subatomic to the galactic and touches on many core ideas of science like the wave particle duality, evolution, and pollination.


Dir. Adam A. Losurdo
Norway | 2016 | 12mins
A senseless wandering ghoul roaming through a world of the hunger-less undead and accepting but resentful humans will soon discover a craving that leaves him completely and utterly without H O P E.


Dir. Peter Ferris Rosati
USA | 2016 | 15mins | Language: English with Japanese subtitles.
An elderly man struggles to protect his memories and preserve his identity as he faces death.


Tokri (The Basket)
Dir. Suresh Eriyat
India | 2016 | 15 mins
Two insignificant lives lost and found in time.


Robot Man
Dir. Geoff Parsons
UK | 2017 | 5 mins
Spinning tungsten carbide, crushing claws, flashing red eyes; all packaged up in a cold tonne of lethal metal. Meet the ultimate backyard geek and his passion for destruction.


The Sad Monk
Dir. Diana Frankovic
Germany/Nepal | 2016 | 12 mins
When we find ourselves in another emotional crisis, we begin to question our existence and the meaning of life. We want change. Eastern philosophies, yoga and meditation are the keys to happiness, or so preach the countless Western adherents of these far eastern practices. Buddhism is the path to enlightenment. But is that really the case?


Lion Dance
Dir. Tim Pattinson and Zheng Kang
USA | 2016 | 6 mins | Language: English with Japanese subtitles
LION DANCE is a romantic visual poem set during a traditional Asian parade in which a highly acrobatic dance is performed to bring good luck. It explores the theme of serendipity using a combination of CG, 2D animation techniques, and a soundtrack to express the rhythmic and pulsating emotion and actions of the characters. LION DANCE is the MFA thesis film of Zheng Kang and Tim Pattinson, USC School of Cinematic Arts class of 2016.


Dir. Philippe McKie
Canada, Japan | 2017 | 11mins
In tomorrow's Tokyo, the technologically-enhanced body of a young mercenary hacker is overrun by a sentient data weapon. Wanted, the parasitic A.I becomes her only ally as she is chased across the city by those seeking to salvage it.

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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