The 2016 Australian short film Kill off to be showcased at ALIIFF-2017

Published on 28-11-2017

Proud to announce that the Australian short film Kill Off released in 2016 will be showcased at the All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) as part of the Short film competition segment.

The movie stars American Horror Story fame Jamie Brewer as, KRUMP-obsessed Sonja who can’t wait to start her new job in order to get away from her over-bearing sister Emma. Emma’s been running the family while their mother battles cancer and believes that Sonja’s overzealous public KRUMP dancing and ‘gangsta’ manifestations are causing more trouble than what they’re worth. Emma strictly tells Sonja not to miss the 5pm bus to ensure she’s on time at the hospital to visit their mum. However as the day progresses Sonja happens upon a kindred spirit. She spies a Sudanese co-worker KRUMP dancing while he works and chooses to stay back in order to challenge him to a dance battle. When Sonja misses the bus, Emma discovers that the issue she needs to confront has nothing to do with Sonja and everything to do with her own anger over their mother’s cancer.

About ALIIFF 2017
After the grand success of its first two editions, ALIFF 2017 has lived up to its reputation as one of Asia’s finest film festivals, receiving well over 1000 film submissions from nearly 80 countries. Veteran Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal will curate the event as its Festival Director.

Started in the coastal city of Kochi in 2015, ALIIFF is considered as one of India’s premier film festivals. In the last 3 years, it has grown in stature, shifting base to Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. For its 2017 edition, to be held from Dec 1-4, a total of 115 films from 80+ countries will be featured in 6 competition and 9 non-competition categories. Movies screened at ALIIFF, such as Theeb, have gone on to gain global recognition at the Oscars and Cannes Film Festival.

About Indywood Film Carnival 2017
ALIIFF is held as part of the annual Indywood Film Carnival, the world’s largest film carnival and technology expo. Sohan Roy, director of Hollywood movie Dam999 and member-IATAS, spearheads the 10 billion US dollar Project Indywood which aims at elevating Indian Film Industry to global standards in the next five years through a consortium of 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. He was listed among the Top Powerful and Influential Leaders in Middle East 2017 released by Forbes Middle East.

The Rs 70,000 crore Project Indywood aims at initiating 10,000 new 4K projection multiplex screens, 100,000 2K/4K projection home cinemas, 8K/4Kfilm studios, 100 animation/VFX studios and film schools conforming to international standards.

The 2017 edition of the 4-day carnival is three times larger than its previous editions, and will comprise 15 major events. The conference sessions include Media Interactions, Conferences & Panel Discussions, Workshops & Seminars, Film Business Quiz, Golden Frame Awards, Excellence Awards, Red Carpet & Networking Events, Product & Project Launches, Film Tourism and Investors Meet.

Special country and regional pavilions will add to the global appeal of the event, while a variety of entertainment programmes set amidst the company of national and international film makers, celebrity guests, social influencers, industry leaders and government decision makers will bring in the much needed charisma to one of the most anticipated events of the Indian Film Industry.