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Animation offers a medium of storytelling which is not limited by the restraints of conventional filmmaking; it can explain whatever the mind of a man can conceive.

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

Lift-Off Global Network offers to you the chance to join our 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: www.liftoff.network

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,

-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 Global Network exists with the aim of launching filmmakers careers. Our International Animations Showcase is an event held at Pinewood Studios, which aims to celebrate and nurture those applying their animating abilities to create bold and innovative films. It incorporates screenings, discussions, feedback and presentations by organisations eager to support animators and filmmakers venturing into the exciting world of independent animation.

Following on from the massive success of our First-Time Filmmaker Showcase, with one of our premier team's winning an Academy Award, we have designed this new showcase programme intended for animation filmmakers - with the overall goal for all who are selected to have a head start within the film industry.

Partnering up with the selection for The International Virtual Reality Showcase, you will be joined by other skilled filmmakers carving their path in the film industry.

There will be opportunities throughout the day to have your questions answered and this will enable filmmakers who attend the event to forge long lasting relationships which will be essential in the future! For each production team, there will also be a group peer review session. In this session, there will be a full discussion about the various films which have been screened during the day based on feedback from the attendees. Filmmakers will also have the opportunity to have a one-on-one meet and greet with the Lift-Off Co-founders James Bradley and Ben Pohlman.

Our goal is to offer as much as possible to all who submit, our officially selected filmmakers, our nominees and winners. At the submission level we offer value for your submission fee with exclusive content and a 24-page e-book, highlighting…

♠ Submitting to the large festivals
♠ Discussing classic mistakes on the festival circuit
♠ Highlighting the right festival submission strategy
♠ Some golden rules for success
♠ Tips on how to start building a realistic filmmaking career

There will be prizes for:

The winner will screen at one of Lift-Off’s international city-based festivals.

On top of this, is the huge potential of being invited to be part of one of the many upcoming Lift-Off productions planned for 2018 and beyond. With the instant usage of our production equipment valued over $75,000.

All animation films must have a runtime of 45 minutes or less.

Digital online submission screeners via FilmFreeway only.

Invitations will only be offered to filmmakers (and their production teams) who have been selected by the in-house judges during the submissions process.
Proudly, we have no other restrictions for your work. This includes your works premier status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online.

Overall Rating
  • jessica Chowdhury

    I really enjoyed this experience. The environment was relaxed and very welcoming. Learned a lot from the discussions. Overall I had a great time!

    October 2020
  • As always, the Lift Off Global Network does such a great job getting eyeballs on independent films that might not always get to be seen. Well worth entering!

    August 2020
  • Linda Kudzmas

    Professionally run, communication clear and precise. A good time was has by all.

    July 2020
  • Jonny Eveson

    An excellent day. Less animation-focused than we were expecting, but still a wonderful experience. The workshops and talks were interesting, and the screening was fantastic and really valuable. Amazing to be able to spend the day at Pinewood Studios. Thank you so much for having us!

    June 2019
  • Luca Paulli

    I really enjoyed the panel discussion at the end of the films screening.

    September 2018