♥ Finalists get to screen at Pinewood Studios and pitch to our production team their future projects!

♥ Finalists Qualify for Lift-Off Global Network Season Award Nominations!

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 form part of the 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, and a chance for you to pitch your future projects!

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 the 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 films. We decided to extend our resources to cater for all with 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 you 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.

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 ♥

* Dependent on attendance.

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

Overall Rating
  • Nice Festival I like and i happy

    November 2022
  • excellent film maker session festval

    November 2022
  • Egor Osintsev

    Прекрасный фестиваль, хороший формат и голосование!

    November 2022
  • Kristin Mothersbaugh

    Thank you for offering a platform for all kinds of films to be showcased and included in fests!

    November 2022
  • Bellissimo grazie mille per tutto

    November 2022