"𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒕 π’ƒπ’†π’ˆπ’Šπ’ 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔 π’‰π’π’˜ π’Šπ’π’„π’“π’†π’…π’Šπ’ƒπ’π’† π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’†π’™π’‘π’†π’“π’Šπ’†π’π’„π’† π’˜π’‚π’”. 𝑻𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 π’‡π’†π’”π’•π’Šπ’—π’‚π’ 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’‚π’„π’•π’–π’‚π’π’π’š π’ˆπ’π’†π’” 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’π’π’π’ˆ π’˜π’‚π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒆𝒅 π’‡π’Šπ’π’Žπ’” 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 π’‘π’π’‚π’•π’‡π’π’“π’Ž, 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒔 π‘½π’Šπ’Žπ’†π’, π’Šπ’ π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆, 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’†π’—π’†π’“π’šπ’π’π’† 𝒕𝒐 π’‚π’„π’•π’–π’‚π’π’π’š π’˜π’‚π’•π’„π’‰, π’Šπ’” 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 π’˜π’‰π’‚π’• π’šπ’π’– 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒕 π’‡π’“π’π’Ž 𝒂 π’‘π’“π’π’‡π’†π’”π’”π’Šπ’π’π’‚π’ π’‡π’Šπ’π’Ž 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕. π‘¨π’ƒπ’”π’π’π’–π’•π’†π’π’š π’Žπ’‚π’“π’—π’†π’π’π’–π’”!" ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fillmaker, Laura Maria Isabel Ruiz Ocadiz

π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π…πˆπ‹πŒπŒπ€πŠπ„π‘ π’π„π’π’πˆπŽππ’
π‡πŽπ’π“π„πƒ 𝐁𝐘 π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π†π‹πŽππ€π‹ ππ„π“π–πŽπ‘πŠ

⭐ Winners Shortlisted for the Season Awards based at Pinewood Studios!
⭐ Audience Choice Awards!
⭐ In-Competition Online Screenings!

Learn more about Lift-Off Sessions
πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/sessions

Lift-Off Sessions is designed to be the entry into the Lift-Off Global Network. Sessions is a monthly online showcase dedicated to screening a collection of globally submitted indie shorts and features (of all genres) from new voices to our global audiences.

Lift-Off Sessions isn't about selecting the best possible shorts or features from the films submitted to us; it is about providing a screening opportunity for everyone. An option we hope highlights and educates each month.

With startling data on declining audience figures for indie films, we decided to extend our resources to cater to all with an all-encompassing and welcoming platform where everyone can see the type of work and varying elements from as many projects as possible.

All selections will get an invaluable opportunity to engage with a wide range of contemporaries' work while supporting indie film and its continued success.

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

πŸ† 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… πŒπ„πŒππ„π‘π’π‡πˆπ
The jury selected winners will receive a shortlist for the annual Lift-Off Season Awards as well as 12 months professional membership, granting the filmmaker free submissions and access to all invauable professional development content on the Lift-Off Hub.

πŸ† π’π‡πŽπ‘π“π‹πˆπ’π“ π…πŽπ‘ 𝐓𝐇𝐄 π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π’π„π€π’πŽπ 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒 @ ππˆππ„π–πŽπŽπƒ π’π“π”πƒπˆπŽπ’!
Winners are placed on the shortlist for the Lift-Off Season Awards Nominations and considered by the Lift-Off Jury for a relevant SA nomination. 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.

π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π’π„π’π’πˆπŽππ’ π‚πŽπŒππ„π“πˆπ“πˆπŽπ & 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄

Sessions is held online via Vimeo On Demand. With a guaranteed screening for all submitters, the films are judged by the official judging panel and receive scores from the attending audience. After the festival closes, the weighted scores are combined, and the top-scoring films are awarded.

π€π”πƒπˆπ„ππ‚π„ π‚π‡πŽπˆπ‚π„ 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒

Participating filmmakers may invite their team, friends and family to participate & vote. All attending audiences are encouraged to engage with as much 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 an excellent network of opportunities for all, no matter where you are starting in your career.

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 is a celebration of the best-of-the-best films from the Lift-Off Season.

Find out more about the Season Awards
πŸ‘‰liftoff.network/seasonawards

- Each film needs to be the first filmmaking project undertaken by a core production team member (director, writer or producer) or the first project undertaken within five years of their previous project.
- All submissions are to be sent digitally via FilmFreeway
- All support queries must be sent via. support@liftoff.network
- We have two voting committees during the festival - our official judging panel & the general public.
- The official jury allocates Season Award Nominations
- Proudly, we have no other restrictions for screening your work. This includes your work's premier status, age, and/or whether your work has been made 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.