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Members Screening for Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2019

Professional Members of the Lift-Off Network receive exclusive access to screen at any of our 11 international Lift-Off Film Festivals, including this year's Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2019.

Professional Network Membership will also provide you with frequent rich opportunities throughout the year including free submissions to all of our 25 Lift-Off Film Festivals and Showcases, the chance to have your project represented for distribution at global film markets, exclusive industry jobs listings, and much more...

Here are the selected Members' projects for Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2019, including a feature, a Members Screening, and 3 scripts from which have been selected for the festival:


Dir. Adolf El Assal

Logline: Samir’s dream to take part in a prestigious DJ championship in Brussels is shattered when his flight is redirected to Luxembourg because of a strike in Belgium. The adventure begins when he loses all his papers and gets mistaken for a refugee.

Living Shame

Dir. Alicia Kafka

Logline: HEATHER, a busy career mom and wife deals with balancing the long and tedious hours of the film industry with her personal life. We follow Heather on her heart wrenching, lonely, and sometimes selfish journey towards sensual fulfillment.

Baby Nick

Dir. Russell Reed

Logline: Baby Nick is a film about two amateur fighters— both with their own reasons for fighting. As products of their own environment, how will these fighters face life’s adversities and tests? More importantly, how are they connected?

No Curtain Call - Across The Board

Prod. MC2 Music Media

Logline: Produced, filmed and directed by MC2 Music Media, "No Curtain Call" is third and final single off ATB's "SONIC BOOM" album--released May 4th, 2018.

God of Insects

Dir. James R. Cowley

Logline: When Harry, an obsessive compulsive entomologist, follows his curiosities into darker realms of practice, he gets more than he ever imagined in return: purpose.

Nun Habits

Dirs. Monica Arsenault & Sonja Cirilo

Logline: April, a gay high school senior, and Sister Cecilia, a bisexual nun, begin an unlikely friendship after sharing a joint. April struggles with her sexuality as she continues to develop a crush on her classmate, Megan...


Dir. Evgeniya Radilova

Logline: This is a story about an accomplished elderly actor who grew too old for our modern fast paced life and on his way to receiving his final and ultimate life time achievement recognition, he gets swallowed up by it mercilessly.

Tofu Scramble

Dir. Santana Doran

Logline: Tofu Scramble explores the inner workings of queer sex and the misconceptions that arise as a result of limited access to education, poor representation and lack of communication in the life of an 18 year old girl

Strange Jealousy - Crøm-lus

Dir. Georgios Cherouvim

Logline: The visuals of the video are generated algorithmically. Inspired by nature and the behavior of slime mold, a set of artificial agents react to the performance of the singer in an attempt to reconstruct the image and motion of the live action footage.

A Proposed Solution

Dir. Todd Sandler

Logline: When Drew fears his relationship could end, yet again, he agrees to a bizarre solution guaranteeing a "lifetime of happiness" with Steph.