ππ€π‘πˆπ’ 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 a decade Paris Lift-Off Film Festival has been a central part of the Lift-Off Launchpad for independent filmmakers looking to launch their careers. 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.

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 Nominations
- 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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  • Ivan Cancialosi

    I have enjoyed the participation at the festival in general, although it was a bit disappointing the fact that I had to compete together with all other categories, which it doesn't make much sense in my opinion. My work was for music-video category and I was expected to run only for this category and the selection process would run separately for each category, but it was not so, so I think it was unfair in this regard. Otherwise everything else was going smoothly. My best wishes.

    January 2023
  • Great festival and wonderful communication. Loving forward to the next one as a member!

    December 2022
  • Sahar Nasouti

    One of the best festivals. Thanks a lot for sharing my project in the festival schedule. I hope that I will be able to take part on the festival with my other projects ❀️

    December 2021
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    Response from festival:

    This is lovely to hear, thanks Sahar! Pleasure to screen your feature film Be Alive in the programme. Excited to see what comes next from you.

  • Lee Williamson

    The Lift Off Network prove time and time again, how much value they bring to the festival circuit. Their communication throughout is exceptional from the time you are hopefully selected through to solving logistics when visiting each festival physically. The hybrid online model they currently support has meant that all of our community, present and diaspora alike, mean that they can be a part of the process. I cannot highly recommend them enough.

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for this Lee, much appreciated. Looking forward to meeting you in person for your live screening in two week's time!

  • Here're some personal opinions :

    I submittedΒ this year's Paris lift off film fest but frankly I am quite disappointed overall. Felt like a rip off for those indie filmmakers by offering the so called networking opportunities. I got to know my film was officiallyΒ selected at the end of Sep and it was supposedΒ to be great because based on my experience the film would be screened in cinema to be further judged. However , later I got noticedΒ that due to covid the competition will be based on two rounds, the global audience judgement and judgement by a prof team. I have attended A list film festivals like Cannes Film Fest, Austin Film Fest, Shanghai Film Fest, and I have never heard that any random people can just pay fees to watch all films on vimeo and vote for their favorite ones. It's just amatuer. What if the filmmakers of the film A pay 50 friends or strangers to sign up for the voting part ? How do you keep the so-called global audience competition fair ? You can't let random people decide the destiny of a film. If Golden Global is chosen by random people, if Cannes is chosen by random people , then the value and charm of the fests are gone. If the fest can't host the off-line events , then it should call off the fest for a year , so people can pay fees and run for other film fests like Sundance, ironically , the submitΒ  fee is almost the same.Β BTW, it seems every submitted film was officially selected ........... If you do vote as a global audience , you'd see more than 70 films are selected....

    I am living in France and I know exactly the possibilities to host a big event. Last month, a massive music concert called Global Citizen hosted by Live Nation was happening in Paris, Ed was there, and it's packed.Β  So for those film festivals , if you cannot host off-line events , just say it out before filmmakers submit. FYI, the networking offered by Lift-off is very limited, I joined the community , nothing interesting and exciting.Β 

    I understand the limitation of hosting events during covid but this is not the excuse to be a amatuer.Β 

    I found Around Film Intl Fest ( same logic of lift off coz it has 4 cities category ) is more useful and entertaining, if you compare the type of the fest.Β Β 

    November 2021
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    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to screen your first short film, New Year's Eve, in our New Voices programme Bruce.

    It's a shame you did not sign up to the Focus Group. As mentioned these are an initiative we ran specifically for people interested in networking. Everyone joins an E-Meet to introduce themselves and talk about their career aspirations, before giving and receiving feedback on each other's films.

    Audience choice finalists go through, but it's important to note that jury selections go through to the Network Round also. All finalists are announced next week.

    In any case we will absolutely take your feedback on board, and keep trying to offer as much value to filmmakers as we can (which we are pleased to see most of the people on here have recognised).