Liverpool Film Festival announce the official selection for the 2020 event taking place 23rd-25th October

Liverpool Film Festival is excited to announce the official selection for the 2020 event taking place 23rd-25th October

Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 for the first time LIVIFF will be a hybrid event, with some screenings taking place at the Odeon, Liverpool One and a selection screening online.

The line-up of films is made up of narrative feature films, documentaries, short films, animations, experimental and music video and showcases some of the best filmmaking talent from around the world.

In cinema feature film highlights include the coming of age 18 TO PARTY, directed by Jeff Roda, set in 1984 the film sees a group of teenagers grappling with a series of life changing events including suicide, absentee parents, and UFO sightings and Polish film 1800 GRAMS, about the life of a woman who looks for families for orphaned children.

Documentaries playing at the Odeon are CITIZEN BIO, an in-depth exploration of the nascent Biohacking movement and the emerging phenomenon of the “Citizen Scientist” and INTO THE STORM, about a troubled teenager from the barrios of Lima who looks to realise his dream of becoming a pro surfer and raise his family out of poverty.

Also playing in cinema will be three short sessions, including the festivals opening night screening. Included in the selection is THE LAST MERMAID, about a vape smoking, whisky drinking Scottish mermaid, a middle-aged woman struggles to keep her high-pressure job while tending to her elderly mother in RUTH, animation BOLERO STATION, office workers and their humdrum lives bursts into life with poetry in OFFICE SONG, in CHRISTY a 16-year-old school-dropout interviews for a job and a work-weary archaeologist faces a head-on collision in YIELD.

Films screening online include the award winning documentary KNOTS: A FORCED MARRIAGE STORY, about the legal forced and child marriages that are happening all across the U.S. Narrative feature films screening online include Portuguese film SURDINE, about a man trying to move on with his life after the death of his wife and GIANTS BEING LONELY, a drama about three high schoolers looking to escape their rural existence.

Also screening online will be a further selection of short films including a Documentary Shorts session and two narrative short sessions.

Tickets for all screenings will be on sale soon!

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