Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival 2023
- Physical screenings in the city
- Online Networking, Workshops & Events
- Film Market Representation
- Lift-Off Global Network Season Award Qualified Nominations
- Season Award Winners Screen at Every Lift-Off Film Festival!
The centre of Europe and a capital city bursting with a unique culture, Berlin is a city filled with opportunities for the ambitious filmmaker. A place for the creatively inspired to thrive. A place for your talent to be discovered that has got to be seen to be believed.
Berlin Lift-Off is the first festival in the Lift-Off Global Network's circuit of film industry-relevant city-based film festivals. Playing a pinnacle role in professionally showcasing filmmakers looking to get their work in front of a truly global audience. Berlin Lift-Off comes with unique opportunities for our filmmakers' skill sets to be showcased inside a market that is hungry for new talent and fresh ideas.
FREE SUBMISSIONS TO ALL LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVALS WITH NETWORK MEMBERSHIP
For more information, please head to our website: https://liftoff.network/membership/
OUR NETWORK’S AWARDS STRUCTURE...
The films are scored and the top voted films are then promoted into our internal Network Round, where the Jury and our Network's Professional Members vote for the winners. Winners are announced, prizes and Season Award Nominations are given for the content chosen during this final round.
Lift-Off Season Award Nominations are handed out based on merit within each category and are judged against the current crop of nominations we have so far from our City based festivals this Season. Digital online submission screeners only. Feedback is sent shortly after the commencement of the festival.
SEASON AWARD WINNERS
Aside from the accolade of winning out of all of the Lift-Off Festivals from every programme screening physical or online, the winning films will commence around the world tour where it will be screened at each and every Lift-Off Film Festival during the forthcoming season.
If you pay a submission fee, we will screen your work. Our programmes are separated into categories based on your content's level of storytelling, production value, message and acting. During the festival we have two voting committees - our professional jury and the public.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our online festivals are NOT a pay for vote platform. If you invite your friends and family to watch either the physical or online screenings it is encouraged that they engage with as much of the content as possible and vote accordingly. This is why two votes are always counted from each audience member with both votes resulting in 1 point for each film. We are doing our best to invite new and exciting audiences to genuine indie film content - if you can encourage your audiences to do the same we will build a wonderful network of opportunity for all, no matter where you are starting out.
Proudly, we have no other restrictions for your work. This includes your work's premier status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online.
Response from festival:
Hi Minna, it was our pleasure to screen your short. Huge congratulations on being a finalist, lots of people loved the film in both rounds of the festival! It's lovely to hear you enjoyed the other films too, as that is what it is all about. Thanks for tuning into the livestreams and for joining us on the Network Hub. You will always have access to that platform, so stay in touch and always reach out if you need anything!
Response from festival:
Hi Allyson, pleasure to screen your animation in our Trendsetters Programme! Really glad to hear you enjoyed the festival and the process. We love following filmmakers' journeys so do stay in touch with us and let us know if there's ever anything we can assist you with! Good luck with the rest of your festival circuit.
Response from festival:
Hi Zach, it's disappointing to read this review, not least because your film is so brilliant - enjoyed by both audience and jury - and is actually in the second round of the festival as we speak! It is in the running for a prize/ Season Award nomination. Laurels were sent to you in the very first invite email, which you received and followed the instructions from to participate in the festival. You were also sent constant communication throughout the festival month (which I can actually see from the backend of our email system you did open most of). In total about 20 emails were sent to you. These were sent to the email address on your submission (which perhaps is not your personal contact, hence the confusion here?) I'd be more than happy to continue the conversation via our help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org to get to the bottom of this experience.