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Program Description

The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network was set-up to give filmmakers and screenwriters the chance to create and become a part of a mini-industry of indie filmmaking and cinema projects worldwide. Set in London, Liverpool, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Vancouver, Singapore and Sydney throughout the year, the Lift-Off Season aims to showcase and introduce creators from around the world. We want to encourage and engage the independent filmmaking community with the sole a

Deadlines and Fees

Dec. 21, 2015
Dec. 21, 2015
Dec. 21, 2015
Category 1
Standard Fee

Program Benefits

The chosen script for each film festival will be nominated in the category "Season Best Screenplay" at our end of Season Awards.


The Lift-Off Season Awards 2015 will take place in mid December. All of the nominees will be invited to attend the event where they will be able to mingle with nominees from all ten categories and other members of the industry. The winner from each of the categories will take away one of our beautiful jade glass statuettes. 


Announcement Dates

Los Angeles Notification

Aug. 14, 2015

Amsterdam Notification

Oct. 19, 2015

London Notification

Nov. 16, 2015

Liverpool Notification

Feb. 15, 2016

Tokyo Notification

Apr. 03, 2016

Las Vegas Notification

May 22, 2016

Vancouver Notification

July 25, 2016

Singapore Notification

Oct. 17, 2016

Sydney Notification

Nov. 01, 2016

Hong Kong Notification

Dec. 21, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Which festivals am I submitting to?

All 10.  One submission counts as multiple submissions to all of our festivals. 


Can I win at more than one festival?

No you can't win more than one. As the prize is being nominated in our end of season awards, each script can only be nominated once.  


If I submit after the date of one of the festivals am I only considered now for three? 

No, you will always be considered for each city per submission, 10 in total. For example if you submit in August 2015, you will be considered first for Los Angeles, Amsterdam and London in 2015 and then for the next Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival in 2016.


The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film or script submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.


The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity to the scripts entered.

The Festival does not offer fee waivers, discounts, invitations to become an Official Selection, or any other form of preferential treatment that Festival directors feel would be out of step with the Festival's mission of providing a level playing field.

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