Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2018 – Shorts Programme 2

Shorts Programme 2

Wednesday 18th July, 8.45pm - 10.45pm
@ Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5, Canada


The Transfer
Dir. Michael Grudsky
Israel | 23 mins
Synopsis: Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.


Mitaka Sumo School
Dir. Ruben Ventura Camacho
Spain | 8 mins
Synopsis: Mitaka Sumo School is a Documentary of a school of kids that practise Sumo near of Tokyo. Talks about the opinion of the kids of an millenial sport, that still is practised to transmit some values based in the respect and the no-violence.


Dirs. Tom Judd & Ed Barrett
A film by Animade
UK | 9 mins
Synopsis: Tend tells the story of a man and his daughter living peacefully in the forest, until one day their familiar routine begins to fall apart. As the father struggles to keep the fire burning, he loses sight of what’s truly important – and spirals into an obsession with the flames.


Dir. Stuart T Birchall
UK | 4 mins
Synopsis: Emergence of a hybrid human-alien consciousness from the void.


Das Leben in mir
Dir. Konstantin Egerndorfer
Germany | 19 mins
Synopsis: Nature is truly beautiful. It gifts us with life. It lets us breathe, love and laugh. And yet it can also be cruel. It takes our lives and tears to pieces. What remains is darkness, pain and death. Ben and Hannah are expecting a child. During a preliminary examination, Hannah is diagnosed to suffer from a inoperable brain tumor. A treatment would endanger the child's health and life. So Hannah decides against it. Ben has trouble dealing with her decision. He swells in memories, in which happiness seems to overshadow everything. Back in reality he realizes, his love for Hannah not only saves a life.


Gin Flows Through My Veins
Dir. Rob Booker
UK | 6 mins
Synopsis: A woman suffering with severe emotional stress needs to find comfort for herself following a series of distressing memories.

More films to be announced...



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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