Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2024
Network Round Features

Monday 8th July - Sunday 14th July

1. Climbing into Life
Director/Writer/Producer: Melissa J Davey
United States
Synopsis: Dierdre Wolownick is the oldest woman to ascend El Capitan in Yosemite. Never an athlete, she excelled in languages, art, music and other intellectual pursuits. In her 60's she began running and climbing out of curiosity. Her son, Alex Honnold of the film Free Solo was her mentor. Dierdre proves that we are never too old to try something new.

2. The Founder Effect
Director/Writer: Justin MacGregor
Producer: Kristopher MacGregor
Synopsis: When a young boy goes missing in the town of Hope, his grandfather must grapple with their family history and navigate mysterious phenomena as he sets out on a quest of conscience to save his grandson from the shadows.

Director/Writer/Producer: Mike Horan
Producer: Alexandra Horan, Andrew Davis
Synopsis: Grace's life is shattered by a tragic accident. She returns home to rebuild her life, but the lines between dream and reality become blurred as nightmares, flashbacks, and ghostly visions push her
to the edge of madness.

4. Sunlight
Director/Writer: Bill E Webb
Producer: Cynthia Buchman Webb
United States
Synopsis:  Donald Gray’s life-long quest to save children trapped in the darkness of economic and social despair began when he honored his spiritual and moral convictions. Turning his back on a lucrative business career, he created an organization to “save one child at a time,” from a cycle of poverty, violence, drugs and family disintegration.

5. All Roads Lead To Home
Director, Writer & Producer. Darren Scott
United Kingdom
Synopsis: When personal tragedies bring songwriters Amy and Matt together, they embark on a journey of healing, soul-searching and friendship, but where will it lead them?

A musical odyssey featuring original songs and a pulsating music score. A love letter to 80s and 90s music.

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