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: https://www.youtube.com/c/liftoffglobalnetwork

The first round of this festival is held online monthly, via Vimeo On Demand. A winning short from each month is screened at both our annual Sessions event at Pinewood Studios AND they form part of Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival screening at Raleigh Studios, Hollywood. Feature film winners are invited to an industry and networking day at Pinewood Studios with a screening of their trailers.

Guaranteed screening to all submitters for the first round. This festival's first round is online, the top 5 films of each programme will be selected by the public, where each online audience member is asked to vote for their first and second favourite. These are weighted equally to remove bias. The winner and top voted finalist from each programme will receive FREE Intermediate Lift-Off membership.

The second round is internal, where the Lift-Off Judges pick their overall feature and short winner from the top voted films.

The reason this festival is so different from many others is due to our data on declining audience figures for indie film. We decided to extend our resources to cater for an all-encompassing and welcoming platform where everyone can see the type of work and varying elements from as many projects as possible.

Lift-Off Sessions isn't about selecting the best possible shorts or features from the films that are submitted to us, it is about providing a screening opportunity for everyone. An opportunity we hope highlights and educates each and every month.

For you, the Lift-Off Sessions showcase is an invaluable opportunity to see lots of your contemporaries' work, while supporting indie film and its continued success.


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...

Top finalists will be awarded free Network Membership. This is Lift-Off Global Network's new members' site; a launchpad created for anyone who wishes to have a career in film. From exciting global job opportunities to collaboration, tailored one2one sessions, exclusive content and access to project-ready scripts.

Winning filmmakers will be invited to a free Career Road-Mapping session with the Lift-Off Co-Founders, via Skype.

Each edition, the winning short will receive an official selection for a live screening at Pinewood Studios.

Each edition, the winning short will receive an official selection for a live screening at Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival, held every year at the beautiful screening rooms of the historic Raleigh Studios.

♥ Lift-Off Production Support opportunities up to the value of $75,000 ♥

All submissions to be sent digitally via FilmFreeway.
We accept ALL genres and content type.
No restrictions on previous screenings/ online status.

Overall Rating
  • bonjour,
    merci a ce grand festival

    October 2021
  • Brian Nestor

    It was a great festival, I am glad to be selected for it.

    October 2021
  • Reham Emam

    As usual I'm always delighted to screen my films with the Lift-Off Sessions and enjoy other filmmaker's films! Wonderful.

    October 2021
  • Mohammad Zalbak

    Truly unique and wonderful festival that support Indie Filmmaking like no other by offering them plaftorms and workshops for filmmakers to get an audience for their work and to enhance their filmmaking skills. It was an incredible honor to have been selected and making it to the finals. Congratulations to the winner of this month whose film will be screened in Pinewood Studios and Raleigh Studios.

    Much love to everyone involved and hope to see you next year!

    October 2021
  • Vincenza Rizzo

    Amazing all ok the very best festival

    October 2021