π€π”π’π“πˆπ π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π…πˆπ‹πŒ π…π„π’π“πˆπ•π€π‹ πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ‘

⭐ Lift-Off Season Awards Qualifying
⭐ Screenings, Networking, Workshops & Events
⭐ In-Competition Online Screenings
⭐ Network Hub Access, Focus Groups & more...!

Learn more about the Lift-Off Season
πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/season

Get ready to have your creativity celebrated at the Austin Lift-Off Film Festival in the vibrant capital city of Texas! This festival is a part of the thriving and diverse cultural scene in Austin and celebrates film from not just Texas, but from all around America and the rest of the world. Submit your work and be a part of Austin Lift-Off Film Festival!

Join us at the famous Lift-Off Networking-Speed-Date session, followed by drinks and a party! Can't attend live? Don't worry - there are plenty of online events and networking opportunities.

Festival Winners are placed on the shortlist for the Lift-Off Season Awards Nominations to be considered by the Lift-Off Jury. Season Award Nominations are screened at the prestigious John Barry cinema in Pinewood Studios. The Season Awards recognise the best films from across the Lift-Off Season.

Find out more about the Season Awards
πŸ‘‰liftoff.network/seasonawards

You'll find free content on our YouTube Channel, such as live workshops, interviews with filmmakers, news updates, and more. Subscribe!
πŸ‘‰ https://www.youtube.com/c/liftoffglobalnetwork

𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 π’π”ππŒπˆπ’π’πˆπŽππ’ π“πŽ 𝐀𝐋𝐋 π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π…πˆπ‹πŒ π…π„π’π“πˆπ•π€π‹π’ π–πˆπ“π‡ ππ„π“π–πŽπ‘πŠ πŒπ„πŒππ„π‘π’π‡πˆπ:

⭐ Fee waivers to all Lift-Off Festivals & Showcases (worth $300)
⭐ Apply for representation at international film markets, including Cannes, EFM, and AFM
⭐ Access to international film jobs
⭐ Networking, Workshops & Online Events

Find out more about Lift-Off Network Membership
πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/membership

AWARDS & PRIZES

𝗔π—ͺ𝗔π—₯𝗗𝗦 𝗨𝗣 𝗙𝗒π—₯ π—šπ—₯𝗔𝗕𝗦

πŸ† Audience Choice Award
πŸ† Best Film in Category
πŸ† Jury's Special Mention
πŸ† Best Screenplay

π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… ππ„π“π–πŽπ‘πŠβ€™π’ π‚πŽπŒππ„π“πˆπ“πˆπŽπ & 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄

The Official Selections are reviewed by the Judging Panel and receive scores from the attending audience throughout the festival. After the festival closes, the weighted scores are combined, and the top-scoring films are promoted into the internal 'Network Round'.

The Network Round is hosted on the Lift-Off Network Hub, where the Lift-Off Jury and Network Hub Members score the films and vote for the winners.

After the festival closes, prizes are awarded, and winning projects are placed on the Season Award Nominations Shortlist. Lift-Off Season Award Nominations are allocated by the Jury based on merit within each category.

Find out more about our awards & judging process:
πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/awards

π’π„π€π’πŽπ 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃 ππŽπŒπˆππ€π“πˆπŽππ’

Lift-Off Season Award nominations screen at Lift-Off's HQ, the prestigious Pinewood Studios, during the celebration held at the end of the Lift-Off Season. The Season Awards celebrates the best-of-the-best of the projects nominated throughout the Lift-Off Season.

For more info πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/seasonawards

- All support queries must be sent via. support@liftoff.network
- All submissions are to be sent digitally via FilmFreeway
- Project feedback (where applicable) is sent shortly after the festival closes.
- If you pay a submission fee, we will screen your work. Our online programmes are separated into categories based on your content's level of storytelling, production value, impact and acting.
- We have two separate voting committees during the festival - the official judging panel & the general public
- The official jury allocates Season Award Nominations
- Proudly, we have no other restrictions for screening your work. This includes your work's premier status, age, and/or whether your work is available online.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The online festivals are NOT pay-for-vote platforms. Whilst participating filmmakers may invite their team, friends and family to participate & vote, it is encouraged that ALL attending audiences engage with as much of the content as possible and vote accordingly. We are doing our best to invite new and exciting audiences to genuine indie content - if you can encourage your audiences to do the same, we will build a wonderful network of opportunities for all, no matter where you are starting your career.

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  • Brit Tobin

    Submit your short to this festival! The quality and variety of the programming is top notch. This is a great festival to have your work seen! I was not able to make it in person but the online portion. I will definitely submit again. Thank you so much for putting together such a cool program.

    October 2022
  • Great festival. They were very good with communication and making a filmmaker feel appreciated.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the lovely review, Scott.

  • It was an honor to have had "The Distance" be part of this festival. I wish I would have had more of an opportunity to interact during this time (life kinda happened to me during the event), because they offer a lot of networking and social events. They are very engaging and encouraging. and I only hope to have another opportunity such as this again.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Philip. It's a shame you were unable to get involved with the networking events but I'm sure there will be lots of opportunities in the near future. All the best.

  • This is my first time as a producer, and it’s been a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for how awesome y’all were.

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Navigating festivals as a first time producer, filmmaker, or director can be tricky. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with Lift-Off!

  • The Violet Crown!!! What an honor to have had Free Facts make an appearance!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    It's a great venue for the festival that's for sure, but an even better one for your film! Thank you so much for submitting and engaging with the network Branjae! We can't wait to see what you do next!!!