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

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.

In this leg of The Season, Lift-Off Global Network showcases outstanding filmmaking talents during a month-long event comprising online screenings & in-person networking events.

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

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 Nomination
- 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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  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc. crowens@cesony.com:

    On behalf of CESO ENTERPRISES, INC., Alyssa Dann, Chris Oledude, and all of our production participants, I would like to compliment the organizers and operators of Berlin Lift-off Film Festival. When we created our first music video (which was long enough to be a short film), we knew nothing about film festivals. With the help of FilmFreeway, we started researching. The categories were good. Everyone who contacted us on behalf of this festival was helpful. The submissions looked excellent.

    It was indeed exciting to discover this new world and to be so warmly welcomed by the inhabitants!Β To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself.

    We were happy to β€œget the word out” and continue motivating people worldwide to consider the injustices embedded within our nation’s criminal justice system. After all, situations where a powerful segment of the population uses its law enforcement apparatus to abuse and oppress other segments of the population are recognizable in and common too many societies.
    We recommend submitting your work and we certainly intend to participate again in the future.

    Peace and stay safe!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words, Chris. It was a pleasure screening your Music Video and I hope you get all the exposure possible to get this amazing film out in the world.

  • Noriko Tokeshi

    thanks for the brst oppotunity!

    March 2022
  • minna re shin

    My team and I are extremely honoured to have our classical music video "Sonate Tableaux: Mouvement 1" chosen as an online Official Selection at the Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival and extremely thrilled to have it selected as a finalist in the Network Round. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of this year's festival and to share our short film along with the eclectic lineup of quality films with audiences around the world. We really appreciate the communication from the festival and the weekly live posts on YouTube; it has been an enlightening, enriching, and exciting experience.

    March 2022
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    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!

  • Allyson Glenn

    Thank you Berlin Lift-Off for selecting Above the Deluge for your festival. It was really fun to look up all the films selected and watch how the judges ratings shifted over the duration of the festival. Very well organized!

    March 2022
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    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.

  • Zach Tolchinsky

    I'm very surprised by this festival's lack of information. The communication was very lackluster and short notice. They gave us a festival pass but with a very short window to activate it. Maybe 2 days. We didn't get the email in time and were not able to view the film or the festival without paying for it. We didn't receive Laurels or any indication that the film had even screened at all? I was really looking forward to this festival, but their website and vague communication made this an unpleasant experience. I'm not even sure our film was involved due to the nonexistent communication. To be honest, I'm not sure what we paid for as we didn't even get to experience any of what this festival has to offer. Very disappointed and let down by these organizers.

    March 2022
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    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 support@liftoff.network to get to the bottom of this experience.