** FREE EBOOK "HOW THE FESTIVAL MARKET WORKS" SENT TO ALL SUBMITTERS **

'The Lift-Off Sessions @ Pinewood Studios is an evening dedicated to filmmakers, actors, producers, crew, creatives and Lift-Off VIP's. An exclusive evening under candle light surrounded by the exceptionally beautiful gardens of Pinewood. Where the new and established Lift-Off Community members come together with wine, networking, relationship developing, screening and project presentations - an evening inside the film industry like no other!

These monthly events aim to bring together new filmmakers with established ones, to create an environment of collaboration and professional/personal friendship. Our aim is for this event to serve as the perfect welcoming party for all of the new members to the Lift-Off Family and to help bolster our community with warmth and personality.

As Lift-Off has begun to really grow we feel that there is a bigger need at play, a need for our community to come together regularly. Where works in progress can be screened and discussed, where short film and the director's challenges can be laid bare for all to question and learn, and where the fans of Lift-Off and indie film, in general, can have a great night getting closer to the work and the artists we believe in.

A limited number of screenings will be programmed each month, these include works in progress and shorts from anywhere in the world. Ideally, we'd love for our filmmakers to attend, where that is impossible we will link up via Skype so our attendees and filmmakers will still be able to connect. It aims to be the start of something that brings opportunity for all, and a way to get everyone together - inside an awesome, cosy and, above all else, friendly setting.

If you are a filmmaker who believes that collaboration and learning from your peers is vital to your own growth within the business then please consider submitting and attending this exciting event.

♥ NO REJECTIONS FOR THE WHOLE SEASON ♥
We don't reject any filmmakers. If your work is rejected for this month you will be given a fee waiver code to re-submit for the next.

♥ LIFT-OFF FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ♥
Lift-Off is now running productions, distribution and our global showcases - from our home at Pinewood Studios. We have started to build a growing buzz of people all around the world whom, like us, believe in collaboration and building their successes the smart way.

♥ THE SESSIONS 'SEASON BEST' SHORT ♥
We will offer the best short, selected by our judges over the course of the season one official selection to any Lift-Off City of their choice!

♥ FESTIVAL, CAREER AND DISTRIBUTION GUIDANCE ♥
We have learnt so much in such a short space of time. We want to share that knowledge with you and will offer career road mapping and distribution guidance to all who engage with us!

All submissions to be sent digitally via FilmFreeway.
Works in progress are to be near final cuts or short films that aim to pitch feature-length content.