LESLEY UNIVERSITY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
APRIL 24-26th, 2021
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
LUIFF is created and hosted by students of Lesley University, under the guidance of professional festival programmer, Kathleen Mullen. LUIFF is a free, not-for-profit, US festival aimed at giving a platform to independent filmmakers all over the globe. We aim to provide an accessible community space for people to see and discuss great films with others.
Opening the first ever Lesley University Independent Film Festival, Human Conditioning dives into many social issues, as well as humanity itself. This program has a strong focus on human nature, from documentaries showing different parts of society to gritty realism in fiction. Foreign films from all around the world from Canada and France to Switzerland populate this program, along with American ones, giving it a wide range of viewpoints from filmmakers. This diversity also extends into queer identity, with sexuality and gender finding a voice in this program.
This program’s main focus is on films with very unique narratives. Whether with a story so captivating that you lose yourself in it, or a heartfelt documentary so raw and true that it leaves you in awe, Diegesis will leave you fulfilled. This second program features foreign films as well as American ones, showcasing storytelling from all around the world. Most shorts featured in this program have a longer runtime, leaving more time for the audience to get immersed into the story of every one.
This past year has been rough on all of us. To close out the Lesley University Independent Film Festival, we present Much-Needed Comfort, a feel-good, lighthearted end to the festival. This program features animation alongside live action films. Vibrant colors, both visually and tonally, are present throughout the entire program, and the comedy films lined up will lead to countless laughs and great one-liners remembered. Take a break from reality and step into Much-Needed Comfort.
PROGRAM ONE: HUMAN CONDITIONING
PROGRAM 2: DIEGESIS
PROGRAM 3: MUCH-NEEDED COMFORT
SATURDAY, APRIL 24 @ 5:30 PM EST
Chatting with Chase Yi, Daniela Martinez, Amanda Rose, Eli Sobel, and David J Curtis.
Suggested Films to Watch Before: Birthday Card, Hourglass, Shift, Power, Hands Up.
SUNDAY, APRIL 25 @ 5:30 PM EST
Chatting with Quentin Gong and James DiVasta.
Suggested Films to Watch Before: Torture, Alone.
MONDAY, APRIL 26 @ 5:30 PM EST
Chatting with Julia Hess and Matt Bruneau Richardson.
Suggested Films to Watch Before: FUN-eral and Sirenetta's Family Dinner.