London Lift-Off Film Festival 2022
- Physical Screenings in the City
- Networking, Workshops & Events
- Film Market Representation
- Lift-Off Season Award Nomination Qualifiers
- Season Award Winners Screen at Every Lift-Off Film Festival in 2023!

London Lift-Off Film Festival is the longest-running Lift-Off event. The fastest-growing film festival in Europe aims to showcase our filmmaker talents with a week-long celebration in a 100% audience choice awards platform at several interesting and prestigious London screening locations.

Having had our home at some of London's most prestigious screening locations, it remains one of the best attended and press exposed Lift-Offs on the network.

For more information, please head to our website:

The films are scored, and the top voted films are then promoted into our internal Network Round, where the Jury and our Network's Professional Members vote for the winners. Winners are announced, prizes and Season Award Nominations are given for the content chosen during this final round.

Lift-Off Season Award Nominations are handed out based on merit within each category and are judged against the current crop of nominations we have so far from our City-based festivals this Season. Digital online submission screeners only. Feedback is sent shortly after the commencement of the festival.

Aside from the accolade of winning out of all of the Lift-Off Festivals from every programme screening physical or online, the winning films will commence around the world tour where they will be screened at every Lift-Off Film Festival during the forthcoming season.

If you pay a submission fee, we will screen your work. Our programmes are separated into categories based on your content's level of storytelling, production value, message and acting. We have two voting committees during the festival - our professional jury and the general public.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Our online festivals are NOT a pay for vote platform. If you invite your friends and family to watch either the physical or online screenings, it is encouraged that they engage with as much of the content as possible and vote accordingly. This is why two votes are always counted from each audience member, with both votes resulting in 1 point for each film. We are doing our best to invite new and exciting audiences to genuine indie film 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 out.

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

Overall Rating
  • Juan Ramos

    Lift off festivals are a great opportunity to showcase indie Projects and networking, fantastic communication with the staff. We are honored to have be included among these wonderful group of films. Thank you London. <3

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Always a pleasure to screen your work Juan. So glad to hear you enjoyed the other films in the programme and great to have you on the Network Hub platform, which you will always be welcome to stay on now. So keep in touch on there and let us know if there is ever anything we can help with!

  • Very well organised and run by enthusiastic team !

    February 2022
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for screening INFERNAL NEBULA in our Trendsetters programme. Best of luck with the rest of your festival circuit and we'd love to see what projects you next work on Michael, so do stay in touch on the Network Hub.

  • april dolkar

    Very nice festival and communication, but I was unable to promote my film for audience voting.

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Pleasure to screen Action in our New Voice Shorts programme April. In all of our festivals, alongside the audience choice voting there are jury selected finalists too. Stay in touch with us on the Network Hub, we'd love to follow your filmmaking journey and next projects!

  • It was an honor to have my film "ALEXIS" be selected as part of the Trendsetter Shorts! It makes perfect sense to have an online festival these days, and any exposure is appreciated. Furthermore, the team were excellent at communication, and there was a real effort to provide online networking opportunities for filmmakers. If I were to complain about something, it'd be that there were so many films that people didn't end up watching most of them (I myself didn't have the time). People also complained to me that it wasn't the easiest of platforms to engage with and watch films in, and that the voting system was too complicated. However, overall, I'd still be happy to return with another project!

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Renata, pleasure to screen this fantastic film that was loved by both jury and audience! Feedback is always appreciated. We've trialled different numbers of films on programmes before, and do think this is the sweet spot now for people to enjoy a large variety of work over the course of the month. We purposefully fill the programmes with a mix of styles and genres and hope that people can engage with a good portion of it. We will definitely continue to look into making the platform and voting as user-friendly as possible. Stay connected with us on the Network Hub, we can't wait to see what comes next from you as a filmmaker!

  • Chris Oledude

    From Christopher R. Owens, President, CESO Enterprises, Inc.

    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 ofLondon 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! To have GEORGE FLOYD: SAY THEIR NAMES selected for inclusion was an honor in and of itself.

    We were happy to “get 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!

    January 2022
    Response from festival:

    Hi Chris, thank you for sharing your music video (with a very important message) with our platform and audience. We will always be firm believers that film is the perfect medium to raise awareness for important causes. We wish you all the best in continuing to find eyeballs for your work. Until next time!