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15.11.2015 A Way of Life Press Release

A Way of Life An Official Selection At London Lift-Off Film Festival 2015

Lift-Off International Film Festival’s select A Way of Life by Adrian Lo and Tian Macleod Ji, and produced by Waka Artisans, to be part of their prestigious line up of true independent cinema at this years London Lift-Off 2015!


Hong Kong based British filmmakers Adrian Lo and Tian Macleod Ji were recently awarded an official selection for their film A Way of Life, which was selected out of 1300+ global entrants, to screen at the prestigious London Lift-Off Film Festival, the season finale of the Lift-Off Calendar held in Soho Central London.

The festivals motto is: 

Look beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology. 

Something that holds true to A Way of Life


At the event all of the films will be scored by the attending audience, where the winners are then screened at all five proceeding global events, with the ultimate aim to give filmmakers like Adrian Lo and Tian Macleod Ji the best exposure possible as they embark on their continued artistic journeys.


Lift-Off currently has festivals in London, Liverpool, Tokyo, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Amsterdam.


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

"Getting into any Lift-Off Film Festival is a massive achievement. The world of independent film has grown so much over the years that many of the grass rooted filmmakers and emerging professionals are left without much of a platform any more. We felt that many of these artists who were producing exceptional work were being hugely ignored – and deserved to be seen!"


Statement from the team behind A Way of Life… 

“The handmade pottery of Kasama and Mashiko regions in Japan is some of the world's most beautiful and sought-after. The potters who create these magnificent works spend decades refining their craft - throwing, molding, glazing and firing - in the rural countryside.

This short documentary reveals the passion and skill of eleven such potters. Their determination, inspiration, and creativity comes from a deep understanding of what exactly is the true craft of pottery.

Having the opportunity to show our film at the prestigious London Lift-Off Film Festival is an incredible honour. It is also a wonderful opportunity to show an international audience what exactly lies at the heart of Japanese pottery.”

A Way of Life will be screening as part of London Lift-Off Film Festival on Tuesday December 1st, between 7.00pm and 9.00pm, at The Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ

This year’s programme and registration for tickets will be released 19th November. Head to this page to register for your free ticket:  

See this year's programme here:

Adrian Lo