𝐒𝐘𝐃𝐍𝐄𝐘 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐓-𝐎𝐅𝐅 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐌 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒
"𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒓𝒈𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒛𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒂 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅, 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒎 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒈𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕..." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
𝗦𝗵𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗰𝗼 𝗬𝗶, 𝗙𝗶𝗹𝗺𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿
⭐ Lift-Off Season Awards Qualifying
⭐ Screenings, Networking, Workshops & Events
⭐ In-Competition Online Screenings
⭐ Network Hub Access, Focus Groups & more...!
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The launchpad for filmmakers from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and around the world! Building a better chance for all filmmakers to find global audiences and further their careers within the film industry. 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.
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𝐆𝐄𝐓 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐁𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐒𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐓-𝐎𝐅𝐅 𝐅𝐈𝐋𝐌 𝐅𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐍𝐄𝐓𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏:
⭐ 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
𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗦 𝗨𝗣 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗕𝗦
🏆 Audience Choice Award
🏆 Best Film in Category
🏆 Jury's Special Mention
🏆 Best Screenplay
𝐋𝐈𝐅𝐓-𝐎𝐅𝐅 𝐍𝐄𝐓𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊’𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐏𝐄𝐓𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 & 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:
𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐎𝐍 𝐀𝐖𝐀𝐑𝐃 𝐍𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒
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 👉 liftoff.network/seasonawards
- All support queries must be sent via. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
Response from festival:
Hi Roland. This is all taken onboard with the heaviest of hearts. We at Lift-Off care deeply for talented filmmakers like yourself and, personally, I was a big fan of VRChat: A Microdocumentary which is why you were programmed in both festivals. We see that you wear both of our laurels on your poster, so we hope that you have some pride in this achievement in getting into our festival. To address your thoughts, firstly we are doing all that we can to ensure that more people engage with indie films such as yours, that is why we ask for more than one vote from audience members. Also, our jury picks the winners, and the audience choice is just one avenue into the Network Round which is also chosen by the jury. So, ultimately, it is the jury that picks the winners. We are trying to improve as much as possible, and we hope that you are engaged with our content and our networking.