Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival

A great city, filled with great people with an absolutely heart-bursting love for independent cinema!

Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival is one of our oldest film festivals, meaning large crowds and great exposure. Set in one of Europe's most accessible and beautiful cities, Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival showcases our filmmaker's talents in a week long celebration with audience choice awards. Following the event, winning films receive automatic official selections at every subsequent globally-based Lift-Off Film Festival.

Unique press interest is set-up for all of our filmmakers, giving an instant foundation to help them launch their professional lives.

Not only is our festival a global showcase for filmmakers looking to take that next step, we provide a free service where we take your work to the major film markets AFM, Cannes, EFM etc... All with the aim of getting your work acquired by distributors.


Submit your work to Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival...

Shorts | Features | Documentaries | Animations | Web Series | Music Videos | Scripts | Screenplays | Teleplays | Smartphone Films

Filmmakers and script writers may submit to the Lift-Off Global Film Festivals via either one of our two submission partners. Both have varying levels of fees they charge us and fees they charge you. This reflects on the respective costs per submission.


Our Submission Partners

Amsterdam Lift-Off has deadlines spread throughout the year, month by month.

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