πŒπ€ππ‚π‡π„π’π“π„π‘ π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… π…πˆπ‹πŒ π…π„π’π“πˆπ•π€π‹ πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ‘

⭐ Lift-Off Season Awards Qualifying
⭐ Screenings, Networking, Workshops & Events
⭐ In-Competition Online Screenings
⭐ Network Hub Access, Focus Groups & more...!

Learn more about the Lift-Off Season
πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/season

For over ten years, Lift-Off has showcased some of the most exciting national and international newcomers to indie film from the beating heart of North West England. In this leg of The Season, Lift-Off Global Network showcases outstanding filmmaking talents during a month-long event comprising online screenings & in-person networking events.

Join us at the famous Lift-Off Networking-Speed-Date session, followed by drinks and a party! Can't attend live? Don't worry - there are plenty of online events and networking opportunities.

Festival Winners are placed on the shortlist for the Lift-Off Season Awards Nominations to be considered by the Lift-Off Jury. Season Award Nominations are screened at the prestigious John Barry cinema in Pinewood Studios. The Season Awards recognise the best films from across the Lift-Off Season.

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

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

𝗔π—ͺ𝗔π—₯𝗗𝗦 𝗨𝗣 𝗙𝗒π—₯ π—šπ—₯𝗔𝗕𝗦

πŸ† Audience Choice Award
πŸ† Best Film in Category
πŸ† Jury's Special Mention
πŸ† Best Screenplay

π‹πˆπ…π“-πŽπ…π… ππ„π“π–πŽπ‘πŠβ€™π’ π‚πŽπŒππ„π“πˆπ“πˆπŽπ & 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃𝐒 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐔𝐂𝐓𝐔𝐑𝐄

The Official Selections are reviewed by the Judging Panel and receive scores from the attending audience throughout the festival. After the festival closes, the weighted scores are combined, and the top-scoring films are promoted into the internal 'Network Round'.

The Network Round is hosted on the Lift-Off Network Hub, where the Lift-Off Jury and Network Hub Members score the films and vote for the winners.

After the festival closes, prizes are awarded, and winning projects are placed on the Season Award Nominations Shortlist. Lift-Off Season Award Nominations are allocated by the Jury based on merit within each category.

Find out more about our awards & judging process:
πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/awards

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 celebrates the best-of-the-best of the projects nominated throughout the Lift-Off Season.

For more info πŸ‘‰ liftoff.network/seasonawards

- All support queries must be sent via. support@liftoff.network
- All submissions are to be sent digitally via FilmFreeway
- Project feedback (where applicable) is sent shortly after the festival closes.
- If you pay a submission fee, we will screen your work. Our online programmes are separated into categories based on your content's level of storytelling, production value, impact and acting.
- We have two separate voting committees during the festival - the official judging panel & the general public
- The official jury allocates Season Award Nomination
- Proudly, we have no other restrictions for screening your work. This includes your work's premier status, age, and/or whether your work is 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.

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  • Thank you so much for including my film Disabled Warriors in your festival

    November 2022
  • John Moratiel

    Very happy that our film - The Water Game was selected for the Manchester Lift-Off film festival. Thanks a lot. JM

    May 2022
  • Ben Lankester

    An amazing festival and networking event run by a passionate team of film-lovers who are dedicated to giving a proper platform to filmmakers. Thanks for welcoming me into your community, Lift-Off!

    May 2022
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    Response from festival:

    It was so lovely meeting you at the festival, Ben. We are very grateful to have built a relationship with you and can not wait to see what is next.

  • Sheila Marshall

    The LGN is a fantastic opportunity for filmmakers not only for the festivals but the community, training and innovation. Five star!

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Sheila :)

  • alfred williams

    Fantastic! Manchester is the best! Thanks for allowing me to participate in your festival!
    Alfred M. Williams Writer director of "Alien Invasion Now!" "The Last House on Raven Road" and "Xochipilli"

    April 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Alfred, We are so glad you enjoyed the festival. We can't wait to see what you do next :)