Learn more about the Lift-Off Global Network and how we support our filmmakers. Watch coverage from our festivals, see the interviews and engage with our live workshops directly from our YouTube Channel. Simply copy and paste this link into a separate tab: https://www.youtube.com/c/liftoffglobalnetwork


We have started Austin Lift-Off Film Festival to join the raging and eclectic cultural scene in this bustling capital city of Texas. Celebrating work from Texas and beyond!

Will my film get a physical screening?

Winners from this year's Covid-compatible online event will be awarded with a physical screening at Austin Lift-Off Film Festival 2022. Nominations for our annual awards ceremony are also up for grabs, which will all be screened at the world famous Pinewood Studios, UK.



Script Selections

The top 5 Screenplays will be showcased across our Network platform, featured in the Lift-Off newsletter which is sent to our 35,000 filmmakers, and shared across social media.

Screenwriters will be invited to include their work on this database, a curation of quality scripts that are looking for production.

Lift-Off members are actively looking for projects to develop. They can use the portal to find their next potential projects, and contact the writers directly to discuss the optioning of scripts, development and rights. All entries should be completed scripts, short or feature length, and you should be actively looking for collaboration or development.


Lift-Off Membership

Fee Waivers, Priority Screenings, Jobs Database, Scripts Database, and much more... Lift-Off Global Network offers to you the chance to join our platform. An "industry within the industry" and a place to build your career with showcases, education, festival screenings, and limitless fee waivers to all of our events for your content. We have so much to offer our members via Lift-Off Professional and Intermediate Memberships; the list is endless. We are sure that fee waivers and a priority on screening your work worldwide are worth your attention. For more information please head to our website: www.liftoff.network

Our Professional Membership is an annual subscription of $189, it entitles you to the following benefits...

- Fee waivers across our entire festival network - (worth $700)
- Free tickets to all of our events around the world
- Access to a real-time global jobs board - work within the industry
- Access to a huge scripts database
- Contact screenwriters from all over the world
- Upload your own scripts
- Apply for global production support
- Apply for career guidance

Intermediate Membership is an annual subscription of $89, which entitles you to,

-Free Submission to Showcases
-Launch Your Projects
-Free Tickets to Festivals
-Film Industry Jobs
-Production Support
-Career Road-Mapping
-Find Scripts & Screenplays

* All winning filmmakers will get a live screening at Austin Lift-Off Film Festival 2022

* Season Award nominations across our 14 categories

* All finalists will receive FREE Lift-Off Intermediate Membership for one year


The Lift-Off Season Awards

To celebrate and look back on the Lift-Off Season, Lift-Off host a prestigious awards ceremony called the Lift-Off Season Awards. The black tie event sees filmmakers, press, and industry professionals gather at the world-famous Lift-Off Season Awards for a night of awards, music, and networking.

Visit https://liftoff.network/season-awards/ to find out more.

Nominees are chosen after each Lift-Off Film Festival.
The categories:

Best Feature Live Action Narrative
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Live Action Narrative
Best Short Documentary
Best Director
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Music Video
Best Animation
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Post Production
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best First-Time Film

We can’t wait to see which films get nominated this year!

We accept all films and scripts in any length or genre.
Digital online submission screeners only.

Proudly, we have no other restrictions for your work. This includes your work's premiere status, its age and/or whether your work has been made available online.

Overall Rating
  • Had a great day at Lift-Off Cinematographer's Showcase at Pinewood Studios. The day was well organised and great to screen our films and have the chance to discuss our projects with the other filmmakers. Also really like the idea that if your project is selected to have the ability to gain access to major markets through the professional membership.

    September 2019
  • Sam Thorpe

    I had a great time at the Cinematography Showcase with the Lift-Off team! Everyone was incredibly welcoming and the day was both entertaining and extremely informative.

    August 2019
  • Karlijn Milder

    Thanks for the great opportunity to show our film at Lift-off London, we loved it!

    March 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Karlijn. It was our pleasure!

  • Tom Pickard

    Great atmosphere and great input from industry professionals. Lovely to have a proper feedback session face to face with fellow filmmakers. Thank you to Lift-Off for creating this space for filmmakers.

    February 2019
  • Overall Las Vegas Lift-Off is an excellent film festival. I've been screened there 3 times now, and am excited to be back in a couple weeks with my most recent Official Selection. I'd like to see more space and time set aside for networking and/or getting to hang out and mingle with other filmmakers, but other than that, the quality of the films and the way the fest is run is all top notch.

    May 2016