• Kafka Pictures

Living Shame has been chosen to screen at the Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival on July 22nd, 2019.

~ For Immediate Release ~ July 4th, 2019

Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network Selects Living Shame by Kafka Pictures Inc to be part of their prestigious line up of true independent cinema at this years Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival 2019 – taking place at the unique District 28.

Local filmmaker Alicia Kafka was recently awarded an official selection for her film Living Shame which was selected out of 2000+ global entrants, to screen at Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival this July.

At the event, all the films will be scored by the attending audience, where the winners are potentially screened at any of the ten proceeding Lift-Off global events, with the ultimate aim to give filmmakers like Alicia the best exposure possible as they embark on their continued artistic journey within the film industry.


Heather, a busy career mom and wife deals with balancing the long and tedious hours of the film industry with her personal life.  We follow Heather on a lonely and sometimes selfish journey towards sensual fulfillment.  Heather becomes faced with an undeniable attraction to Jake, her work colleague and the shame she feels for wanting a man who she spends more time with than her husband.  At the heart of it all we realize that all the couples around her are struggling with their desires and questioning what monogamy really means for each of their own relationships.  

Living Shame was filmed as a short film combined with a proof of series concept. We are pleased with the success of it's festival run and look forward to further developing this story in the future.

Living Shame - Film Screening

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 District 28

28 Logan Ave, Toronto ON

Lift-Off currently has festivals in Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, London, Manchester and Toronto.

James Bradley Co-Director and Co-Founder of Lift-Off says…

"Toronto has this creative draw that no other city on the planet seems to get close to. This is why we are ruthless in the films we select; the US audience is a creatively diverse market. Getting into Toronto Lift-Off is an extremely high achievement as we only take the best!"