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

During the global pandemic, we will be running an exclusive online screening service streaming directly into the homes of potentially thousands of people around the world. This gives us the opportunity to accept more films than ever before!

Join the Lift-Off Global Network from our home at the world-famous Pinewood Studios in the UK for a filmmaking showcase that puts you in the centre of everything.

The event will consist primarily of screening at our headquarters in the world-famous Pinewood Studios- home of blockbuster franchises such as James Bond and Star Wars. The rest of the day will feature exclusive workshops with on-site companies including Sony, Kodak, and Creative Media Skills; each offering invaluable insights into the film industry.

You will be joined by other first-time filmmakers in similar positions as yourself, looking to gain an insight into the film industry and how it runs. As well as giving you the support you need to get your work seen, it is also crucial that you meet with other filmmakers in the industry, build relationships for potential collaborations, and receive constructive feedback on your work. At this showcase, you will meet with producers and storytellers from all sections of the industry, all keen to see your project and support your future ambitions.

The film industry seems like a closed-door for many. Festival rejections and lack of work opportunities with a very high career-fence to climb seem like a constant struggle- we want to change that. With this in mind, we have decided that the doors need to open and filmmakers starting out should be given valuable insights into how they can use their skills and develop them so that they may become the future of the business.

This initiative has been created to give filmmakers on their initial journey the showcase, the tools, the platform and advice to build their careers from the right starting point, helping first-time filmmakers to realise their professional lives within film.

Want representation at international film markets and unlimited submissions to all 25 Lift-Off Film Festivals and Showcases? Join the Lift-Off Network today to further your filmmaking career.

Lift-Off Global Network offers 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...

Each selected project will receive:

- PR & Marketing support.
- An invite to join the Lift-Off Network, which includes free submissions to all Lift-Off Showcases and Film Festivals
- Invaluable feedback from industry professionals
- Advice and support to get wider distribution for your web series

Additionally, the winner will receive an array of unique prizes:

- Multiple screenings across our international Lift-Off Film Festival network including cities such as Tokyo and Los Angeles
- An invite to the annual Season Awards- Lift-Off's black tie awards ceremony

Invitations will only be offered to filmmakers (and their production teams) who have been selected by the in-house judges during the submissions process.

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

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  • kristen case

    Great festival . Great communication and lots of opportunities to network .

    April 2021
  • ThePsyche Speaks

    Where do I even start. I got the “your selected” letter March 15th, April rolls around and I never heard anything. I emailed at least three times asking for updates and NEVER got a response. I checked through my emails to make sure I didn’t miss anything, and stayed on top of my emails everyday so as to not miss the second email I was suppose to receive. Not only did I not receive an email but no one bothered to contact me. This is extremely disheartening that you can get me and my cast mates hopes up only to be let down. How do you send me a letter saying I was selected and I will receive “further instructions,” and not even respond to emails. It’s almost May! I will never recommend this festival.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hello, this is a similar issue to the problem above. We have discovered that the issue is because you have changed emails between the time you submitted and now. We have been sending to the original email you supplied us and heard nothing back. Please get in touch with our support team who will assist further. Do not worry we will get you screened with one of our festivals asap. Please email Claire@liftoff.network as soon as possible. many thanks.

  • Marcos Altuve

    My shortfilm was selected but I never knew anything about it. No more information came to me and I don't know if the Festival took place or not. Nothing ever came in spam.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Hello, we have discovered that the issue is because you have changed emails between the time you submitted and now. We have been sending to the original email you supplied us and heard nothing back. Please get in touch with our support team who will assist further. Do not worry we will get you screened with one of our festivals asap. Please email Claire@liftoff.network as soon as possible. many thanks.

  • Many thanks for including my film, Zone 38. It's been a great platform to show the film and make new contacts. Stay safe everyone.

    April 2021
  • Marc-Eric C. Baan

    The amount of talent I watched is staggering. We all watched the next generation of Film Makers. A new age of storytelling art is emerging. Everyone should be so proud of what they prodused.

    April 2021