Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 1


Shorts Programme 1

Wednesday 18th July, 6.45pm - 8.45pm
@ Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5, Canada


The Noise of Light
Dir. Valentin Petit
France | 23 mins
Synopsis: Pablo and Marius make a disturbing discovery about their childhood friend Lou: she appears to be able to synthesise into sound the light she is exposed to. But as she soon becomes an instrument of their musical experiences, her gift turns into a sort of curse…


Dir. Joschka Laukeninks
Germany | 8 mins
Synopsis: As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.


Christopher Walken's Coffee Shop
Dir. Leah Dubuc
USA | 4 mins
Synopsis: Christopher Walken has branched out from his very successful acting career to pursue his true passion, creating artisanal coffee beverages and pastries, but be warned his concoctions have more than just meets the eye.


Maneki Neko
Dir. Manolis Mavris
Greece | 19 mins
Synopsis: The unexpected encounter of two strangers and their agreement while waiting for a cab to share the cost of the ride, becomes the motive for the anatomy of a relationship.


Scent of Geranium
Dir. Naghmeh Farzaneh
USA | 5 mins
Synopsis: Immigration is a new chapter in one's life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one's life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical account of the director's experience with immigration.


Xavier Corbero: Portrait of an Artist in Winter
Dir. Nathalie Biancheri
UK, Spain | 14 mins
Synopsis: The first and last glimpse into the universe of iconic Spanish sculptor Xavier Corbero. A kaleidoscopic life and career that traversed a turbulent moment of Spanish history.


My Best Girl
Dir. John TerEick
USA | 16 mins
Synopsis: Two ex-lovers are reunited by the death of their beloved dog.


After each film there will be a minute-long break, during which we invite the audience to complete scorecards. The cards go towards the scoring of the films and are sent directly to the filmmakers to provide insight into the audience's response.

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