Introducing Lift-Off Global Network

The Lift-Off Global Network is an organisation encompassing worldwide live screening events, distribution initiatives, a seasonal awards ceremony, and an ever growing and active Network of indie film creators.

Initially a film festival, Lift-Off has grown into being a huge platform for emerging artists. This includes feature film content, shorts, commercial, music video content, animations and experimental arthouse. We also feature a script promotion and exchange platform, along with extensive production initiatives.

Our Headquarters

Lift-Off Global Network is based at one of the most famous film studios on the planet. Our headquarters at Pinewood Studios in the UK is at the heart of the film industry. This gives us unique access to state-of-the-art technologies, industry stakeholders and a great canteen!

We welcome face-to-face meeting requests from anyone interested in learning about what we do. We are an open and energetic team, focused on changing the film industry by introducing unique ideas - forging long-lasting relationships with other organisations and the great people we meet along the way.

Lift-Off Global Network
Club Admin Rooms 47
Pinewood Studios
Iver Heath

Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network at Pinewood Studios

Lift-Off Film Festivals

The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help launch filmmakers and guide their professional lives within film.

Network Membership

Lift-Off Global Network invites you to join our Network Members' platform which will provide you with the resources you need to launch your filmmaking career. Submit unlimited projects to all 26 Lift-Off Film Festivals and Showcases, apply for Lift-Off representation at international film markets, and attend get invited to industry events including the prestigious Lift-Off Season Awards.

Our Mission

Storytelling can change the world. Great stories can change the world for the better. It is our mission to find and support the best new voices on the planet.

The global film market is mired in complexity and noise. Emerging voices inevitably get lost, and their great stories disappear. Film schools neglect the most essential part of film education; the realities of connecting your creative output with a shifting global market place and building audiences. This is where creativity meets practicality. The Lift-Off Network fills this void.

Season Awards

The Lift-Off Season Awards is an annual event which celebrates the very best of indie film. Following each Lift-Off film festival, films which have excelled in their respective category are nominated and invited to attend the prestigious Lift-Off Season Awards, culminating at the end of the Lift-Off season.

Each year the Lift-Off Global Network of film festivals screen hundreds of incredible films from a diverse range of artists with huge talent that deserves recognition. Throughout the year, we aim to discover and publisise the very best of this pool of talent and give those filmmakers the recognition they deserve.

Content Feedback

From submission, through to screenings - Lift-Off offers extensive and detailed feedback to help the filmmakers take the next step

Extended Feedback

Each of our festivals have the option for extended and extensive feedback. Where the qualified reviewer gives a full breakdown covering every aspect of the work. This includes analysis of the film language, the acting, the technical aspects and the artistic intention. Included with this are next step recommendations and a retrospective review.

Audience Feedback

When you screen with any Lift-Off City we will be asking the attending audience for their feedback, and we will be sending that feedback to you. Audience responses are vital in understanding how your work sits on it's own merit, and we don't shy away from sending you the best of the best and the worst of the worst. When your film screens around the world you might be surprised what you can learn.

Our Submission Partner

Filmmakers and script writers may submit to the Lift-Off Global Film Festivals via FilmFreeway. Each festival is at different stages of deadlines, with the event dates spread throughout the year, please take your pick...

Social Media

Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms to stay up-to-date with all news regarding Lift-Off!