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 center of everything.

The event will consist primarily of a 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.

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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.

Overall Rating
  • Olivia Brogan

    Really great festival - good atmosphere and lovely people. We were given a talk by Terry Bamber who was incredibly helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend!

    February 2020
  • Ryan Tian

    It was a fantastic event. Great experience and opportunity to network with other filmmakers. Thanks so much for selecting my film : )

    August 2019
  • Joseph ogeleka

    This showcase was extremely enlightening! Very happy I attended and was picked to showcase my work at pinewood studios. Can’t wait for the next event lift off are hosting!

    August 2019
  • Tom Williams

    An awesome festival for industry professionals and newcomers alike situated in the heart of the British filmmaking industry. We enjoyed the tour of Pinewood Studios and the screenings felt professional and everybody's work was valued.

    June 2019
  • Fantastic festival to submit to for first time filmmakers. There were some great talks from directors in the industry, we met other filmmakers and were able to discuss each others films, the process and learnings. Came away positive and keen to make more films!

    May 2019