Hollywood's First-Time Filmmaker Showcase 2023
- Networking events including meetups and parties
- Industry insights and round table panels
- Lift-Off Season Award Nomination Qualifiers
- Season Award Winners Screen at Every Lift-Off Film Festival in 2023!

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

For over ten years, Lift-Off Global Network has been celebrating and nurturing true emerging talent from around the world.

We discover true talent and provide filmmakers with the resources they need to excel within the industry. In 2017, THE SILENT CHILD, the directorial debut of Chris Overton, was first selected for the First-Time Filmmakers Showcase. Following their success at the event, Chris and his team went on to win the Academy Award for Best Short Film at the end of the season.

Join Lift-Off Global Network in the heart of Hollywood for a filmmaking showcase that puts you at the centre of everything.

You will be joined by other first-time filmmakers in similar positions as yourself looking to gain an insight into the film industry. 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 filmmaking world, 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 tools, platform, and advice to build their careers from the right starting point. Helping first-time filmmakers to realise their professional lives within film is a necessity that needs to be achieved.

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 unlimited 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.
- Invaluable feedback from industry professionals
- Advice and support to get wider distribution for your work

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 London
- 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.