The Showcases @ Pinewood Studios
Hosted by Lift-Off Global Network

- Qualifies for Lift-Off Season Award Nominations

The Documentary Showcase aims to celebrate some of the incredible and insightful content that we receive. The event will consist of a screening for the selected films, which includes a chance to receive feedback and discuss further development in the documentary genre. Followed by participating in our Twitch stream which will be centred around valuable industry-focused documentary tips and tricks and then finishing on a tour of the world-famous Pinewood Studios itself.

Learn more about the Lift-Off Global Network and how we support our filmmakers. Watch coverage from our festivals, see the interviews and engage with our live workshops directly from our YouTube Channel. Simply copy and paste this link into a separate tab:

Why not join the team? Become and member of Lift-Off and receive:
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:

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...

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 documentary filmmakers - with the overall goal for all who are selected to have a head start within the film industry.

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.

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 2020 and beyond. With the instant usage of our production equipment valued over $75,000.

We accept all documentary film at any length

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
  • Bukola Bakinson

    The Lift-Off Global Network welcomed us and gave us a tour of Pinewood Studios. There was a lovely mini cinema setup with snacks available for us to have. We watched a great selection of films and had a very useful feedback session after watching the films. All in all it was a lovely experience and we also got a chance to join the Lift-Off Network Hub.

    December 2021
  • Joy Shannon

    Wonderful fest! So glad to be in it with After The LockDown: Black In LA.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for sharing your work with us Joy, pleasure to screen it to our audience!

  • Judit Papp

    Great festival and on the top with communication and networking. Thank you!

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Judit. Really glad you enjoyed the festival experience, we look forward to seeing what comes next from you!

  • Mark Rose

    This was a great festival and Alaska Long Hunters was glad to be apart of it! Hope to work with them again sometime.

    April 2021
    Response from festival:

    Beautiful documentary Mark, thanks for sharing it with our audience!

  • Great festival we are happy to be part of this festival. Wish you all the luck for future.

    April 2021