Melbourne Lift-Off Film Festival 2022
- Physical Screenings in the City
- Networking, Workshops & Events
- Film Market Representation
- Qualifies for Lift-Off Global Network Season Award Nominations
- Season Award Winners Screen at Every Lift-Off Film Festival in 2023!
Australia is a wonderful country, and where indie film stands, it is also the most welcoming. We invite you to submit to the Melbourne Lift-Off film festival and screen with us in this fantastic global city.
This great festival aims to bring the best of indie film, animation and screenwriting to the Australian market. A city packed with diversity and a people buzzing with cultural appetite, being a part of Melbourne Lift-Off offers so much more.
FREE SUBMISSIONS TO ALL LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVALS WITH NETWORK MEMBERSHIP
For more information please head to our website: https://liftoff.network/membership/
OUR NETWORK’S AWARDS STRUCTURE...
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.
SEASON AWARD WINNERS
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 it will be screened at each and every Lift-Off Film Festival during the forthcoming season.
If you pay a submission fee, we will screen your work. Our programme's are separated into categories based on your content's level of storytelling, production value, message and acting. During the festival we have two voting committees - 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 opportunity 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, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online.
Response from festival:
Pleasure to screen this fantastic short in the programme, which the jury and audience enjoyed so much. Whilst we are so excited to be back to live events now, the online format definitely brought some benefits that we will be continuing in the future. We enjoy running the online networking opportunities, so that's great to hear. Thank you for the rest of the feedback too. Looking at the stats, we find that a lot of people manage to get through the films that stand out to them over the course of the month. But we will definitely keep looking into however we can make the voting process for the audience choice finalists as user friendly as possible. Stay in touch, we'd love to see those next projects from you!