For ten years Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival has remained as one of the top emerging Hollywood Film events and professional showcases for blossoming talent - providing exceptional and genuine opportunity. Held at the beautiful screening rooms of the historic 'Raleigh Studios', in the beating heart of Hollywood: The only indie film competition which promises true global screening opportunities to its winners, open possibilities of representation, and direct links to global sales agents and distributors. All in a perfect setting of unparalleled exposure.

Fee Waivers, Priority Screenings, Jobs Database, Scripts Database, and much more...

Lift-Off Global Network offers to you the chance to join our Network Members' 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:

Our Professional Membership is an annual subscription of $189, it entitles you to the following benefits...

- Fee waivers across our entire festival network - (worth $700)
- Free tickets to all of our events around the world
- Access to a real-time global jobs board - work within the industry
- Access to a huge scripts database
- Contact screenwriters from all over the world
- Upload your own scripts
- Apply for global production support
- Apply for career guidance

Intermediate Membership is an annual subscription of $89, which entitles you to,

-Access to the major Film Markets
-Free Submission to Showcases
-Launch Your Projects
-Free Tickets to Festivals
-Film Industry Jobs
-Production Support
-Career Road-Mapping
-Find Scripts & Screenplays

And much more...

The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is fast becoming a community within itself. Our prizes and awards stretch from the submission level, all the way through to our season awards at the end of each year. We offer as much as possible to all who submit, our officially selected filmmakers, our nominees and winners.

This is what all Lift-Off Film Festivals have to offer our submitters, high scoring films, official selections and winners...

At the submission level.

❀ Value for your submission fee. Exclusive content emailed to every submitter up-to 24hrs from the time of submission.

❀ High scoring films. If your film scores high but isn't included in our final programme you will be invited to our Lift-Off Online Film Festival initiative, an online competitions which run parallel with the respective live city screenings - where the overall winner receives an official selection for an upcoming live Lift-Off festival.

❀ Script Selections ❀

The top 5 Screenplays will be showcased across the Network Members' platform, featured in the Lift-Off newsletter which is sent to our 35,000 filmmakers, and shared across social media.

Screenwriters will be invited to include their work on our Network. The portal is a curated database of quality scripts that are looking for production.

Lift-Off Network directors and producers are actively looking for projects to develop. They can use the portal to find their next potential projects, and contact the writers directly to discuss the optioning of scripts, development and rights.
All entries should be completed scripts, short or feature length, and you should be actively looking for collaboration or development.

At the festivals.
Shorts, Music Videos and New Web Series.

❀ Short Film Prizes.Live Action Narrative and Documentaries. Official Selections at proceeding Lift-Off Film Festivals.

❀ Nominations Short Films. When short films screen at any Lift-Off Film Festival they are automatically open to receiving nominations for the Lift-Off Season Awards, held at the world famous Pinewood Studios in December.

Nominations for Shorts, Music Videos and New Media.

Best Short Live Action Narrative
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Animation
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Director (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Actor (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Acting Ensemble (open for shorts, features and new media)


Features. Live Action Narrative. Documentary.

❀ Feature Film Prizes. Live Action Narrative and Documentaries. Official Selection at the next proceeding Lift-Off Film Festival.

Nominations for Feature Films.

Best Feature Live Action Narrative
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Animation
Best Post Production
Best Art Direction
Best Cinematography
Best Director (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Actor (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Acting Ensemble (open for shorts, features and new media)


After the screenings and Season Awards.

Optional inclusion | Best of Collection Lift-Off On-Demand.

❀ Online VOD Distribution. Any film which is screened during the season at any Lift-Off Film Festival is invited to earn money by being part of Lift-Off's Best of Collection.


Lift-Off Family Membership?

After all of the above you will be regarded as part of the Lift-Off Family for the years to come. We want you to continue to engage with us, and as we grow we will welcome select directors in helping us to build our own productions, projects, and hopefully join our jury and selection committee.

We accept all films and scripts in any length or genre.
Digital online submission screeners only.
Feedback is sent shortly after the commencement of the festival.

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

Overall Rating
  • Lift-Off is a great festival for filmmakers. The intimacy of the screening room at Raleigh Studios allowed us to experience first hand responses as the film was being shown, and after, which made the showing a supportive and valuable experience as well. The organizers were fantastic, kept us totally informed, and offered amazing marketing materials for our film promotion and PR activities. We are so glad to be involved with Lift-Off. Big thanks to Natalie and her entire team for making our film Made In Venice part of this year’s Los Angeles Lift-Off festival. It was great meeting you all in person.

    October 2019
  • The entire experience has been a super fun, supportive and collaborative experience and I hope the first of many evenings with Lift-Off. The communication is FANTASTIC which make a huge change from the norm. The entire team I dealt with really does strive to create an environment of connectivity and value for filmmakers. They actually do what they say and follow through on the manifesto of the Lift-Off Global Network.

    October 2019
  • Piotr Szkopiak

    Huge thanks for the fantastic support given to my screenplay Hell's Gate.

    October 2019
  • April Kelley

    We had a wonderful experience! Superb selection of films which we were proud to be a part of and the venue was incredible. Thanks for having Treacle along for the ride x

    October 2019
  • Vivian Kerr

    Our producer attended this screening and had a great experience!! Natalie and her team were so kind and professional, their emails were super-clear, and the screening was carefully curated with other amazing films.

    The screening is definitely geared towards connecting filmmakers with one another and there was a good amount of time allotted for a Q&A, photos, and chatting afterwards. The best part is we were invited to screen at another one of their festivals, with the submission fee waived! We're a big fan of Lift-Off and what they do -- bringing filmmakers together internationally. Such a cool festival.

    October 2019