Vancouver Lift-Off 2017 – Shorts programme 1

Shorts programme 1

Monday 7th August, 6.15 - 8.30pm
@ Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2E8, Canada


Enemies Within
Dir. Sélim Azzazie
France | 28 mins | Language: French with English subs.
In the 90's, during the algerian civil war, terrorism reaches France. Two men. Two identities. One fight.


The Botanist
Dir. Maude Plante-Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
Canada, Tajikistan | 2016 | 20mins | Language: Kyrgyz, Russian with English subtitles
After the fall of the Soviet Union, Tajikistan, a former Social Soviet Republic, plunged into a devastating civil war. A famine struck the mountainous region of the Pamir where Raimberdi, a passionate and ingenious botanist, built his own hydroelectric station to help his family survive through the crisis.


Dir. Will Lauder, Danny Cooke
Philippines | 15 mins | Language: with English subtitles
Kinabuhi is a story about Filipino Coconut Farmers struggling to survive a Way-of-Life exploited by industrial agriculture and crippled by disasters like Typhoon Haiyan.


Clanker Man
Dir. Ben Steiner
UK | 11 mins | Language: English
Reality doesn't happen by itself. Terry Lothian works tirelessly to maintain the background details that we all take for granted. But with his department feeling the pinch of austerity cutbacks, it's not just the fabric of reality that's starting to unravel.


Single Mother Only Daughter
Dir. Ellie Wen
USA | 9.5 mins | Language: English
A conversation between a daughter and her mother after a near death experience.


One man's fortune
Dir. Jeremias Nussbaum
France | 8.5 mins | Language: French with English subs.
A couple sees a therapist for the first time. When the therapist learns about their unusual problem, his world crumbles. Do we really know what happiness and misery are?


Audry the Fearless
Dir. Catalina Solari
Chile/USA | 5 mins
An older sister suffering from a terminal illness explains her decision to choose assisted suicide to her little sister by telling a story of two warriors trying to get to a portal that is being guarded by a monster.


Dir. Jorge G. Camarena
Mexico | 5 mins
The Music Video for Baltazar’s Lluvia addresses the pressure that the indifference of the world can have on one person, it’s bigotry depicted by a town and a father showing the repercussions that their actions cause on a romantic relationship. A woman is sentenced to death because her beliefs and sexual orientation do not align with those of society and the different institutions that compose it. Hate and lack of compassion come together to take away the light between two women, between two humans and destroy real love.


Adam A. Losurdo
Norway | 12 mins | Language: English
A senseless wandering ghoul roaming through a world of the hunger-less undead and accepting yet resentful humans will soon discover a craving that leaves him completely and utterly without hope. Like the rest of his kind, Karl turned into a senseless ghoul after a mysterious disease that struck living humans of the modern world. While most people went about their everyday lives after some time, some that witnessed the change became hostile towards the infected without facing any consequences from the timid zombies themselves until... all hope was gone.

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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