Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 2

Shorts programme 2

Thursday 19th April, 9.15pm - 10.30pm
@ UPLINK - 〒150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya, Udagawacho, 37−18, トツネビル2F


The Last Roadkill
Dir. Xavier Hamel
USA | 11 mins
Zoe, Deena & Noreen have made a fatal pact. After falling in love for a serial killer on the death row, the trio decide that his last day on Earth will also be theirs. This journey into the desert will challenge their friendships and reveal their true selves. On this trip to hell, the desert heat will not fool them… till death do them part.


'Edith Piaf' Said It Better Than Me (Sparks)
Dir. Joseph Wallace
Ireland | 4 mins
Sparks find themselves in 1930s Paris in pursuit of something just beyond their grasp in this meticulously crafted stop motion music video.


Dir. Jon Cipiti
USA | 16 mins
Murder. Abstract art. Forgiveness.


Petul (miniseries)
Dir. Charles Cheval
France | 4 mins
The extraordinary journey of a mighty rodent, in a horrible human family.


30 Cents
Dir. Markus Thorington
USA | 4 mins
Solve the mystery of the strange, spy-thriller inspired reverse music video by wunderkind Eli Raybon.


Dir. Chris Pender
Australia | 15 mins
RUTHLESS is a psychological drama about Doris, a widow who is trying to come to terms with a suppressed alter-ego...


Dir. Alastair McIlwain
Northern Ireland | 7 mins
In this stunning animated short, we meet Lucas, a downtrodden moth with a broken wing. In his urban home, Lucas struggles to find the light in his world… until a chance encounter with a beautiful butterfly.


Last Letters
Dir. Nils Clauss
South Korea | 7 mins
On the 16th of April 2014 a ferry en route from Incheon to Jeju Island in Korea capsized. 304 out of 476 passengers and crew members died in this tragic accident. This short film follows eight families that lost loved ones that day, and explores the physical and emotional spaces that the tragedy left behind. The film juxtaposes documentary and fictional elements. It shines a light on this still unsolved tragedy and shows the isolation the families feel while they pose for an incomplete family portrait.

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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