Film Market Representation

Bringing your projects to the market

Your path into the film markets, sales and distribution

With resources and connections already established, Lift-Off Membership is the perfect bridge between the outstanding talent in our Network and the film industry. As an independent filmmaker, it can be a daunting and tricky process to get a foot in the door with sales agents and distributors. Our representation seeks to give you that crucial head start.

Our aim is to build relationships between the filmmakers, sales agents and distributors, with the sole focus of getting the filmmakers in front of the professionals. After all, no one can sell a project better than you the creator.

Many sales agents keep tracking documents, listing the creatives they want to keep a close eye on and build relationships with. We know the Lift-Off members deserve to be on those lists, and our goal is to put you on their radar.

We don’t take a single fee for this service as this forms part of the many benefits of being a full Professional Member of the Lift-Off Network. The membership includes complimentary submissions to all of our festivals and showcases, priority screening selections for your project(s) to be screened with us at all of our Lift-Off Film Festivals, career road-mapping, a live comprehensive industry jobs dashboard.

Toronto International Film Festival 2019

5th – 15th September 2019 | Toronto, Canada

We are accepting concepts, scripts, web series, short films, documentaries and feature narratives as well as VR films.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the premier events of the festival and market circuit. It is renowned for its enthusiastic audiences, curatorial excellence, and as a platform into the North American marketplace. Each September, over 5,500 leading industry professionals converge on Toronto to promote, finance, buy, and sell films – both in and out of Official Selection. TIFF has proven an ideal environment to showcase independent films, ensuring they have the best possible opportunity to be seen and appreciated by decision-makers and audiences.

Applications closed

American Film Market

6th – 13th November 2019 | Santa Monica, U.S.

We accept concepts, scripts, web series, short films, documentaries and feature narratives as well as VR films.

The American Film Market is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. Unlike a festival, AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. More than US$1 billion in deals are sealed every year — on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.

Over 7,000 industry professionals from more than 80 countries converge in Santa Monica every November. They include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.

Sundance Institute

23rd January – 2nd February 2020 | Park City, U.S.

We accept concepts, scripts, web series, short films, documentaries and feature narratives as well as VR films.

Since its debut at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the SIO has provided both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings. Each year, more than 1,500 members of the independent film industry come from all over the world to attend the Festival.

Applications closed

European Film Market

20th – 27th February 2020 | Berlin, Germany

We accept concepts, scripts, web series, short films, documentaries and feature narratives as well as VR films.

The European Film Market is one of the top three meeting places of the international film and media industries. Its close links with the Berlinale as a public film festival, and its position at the heart of Berlin’s vivid creative economy, are defining characteristics of the Berlinale’s film market. Yet the EFM is more than just an agile marketplace for trading film and audiovisual content – it has also positioned itself as a platform for innovation and change.
Over a period of nine days, around 10,000 representatives of the international film and media industries – primarily producers, buyers and sales agents, distributors and financiers – come together to network, exchange, inform themselves and do business. As the first major film market of the year, the EFM is in a strong position and serves as a compass, barometer and pacesetter for the new film year: new productions and developments, future-proof business models, contacts and contracts – it all starts here.

The European Film Market’s locations are just as varied as its initiatives, ranging from the beautiful Gropius Bau to elegant Marriott Hotel, modern Berliner Freiheit or the historic Zoo Palast. A professional infrastructure for exhibitors, state-of-the-art cinemas, numerous market premieres and outstanding service via close customer and partner relationships distinguish the film market as a first class trading platform. The EFM serves the diversity and breadth of requirements for its different participant groups, focusing on networking, exchange, information and the constant integration of new players.

Applications closed

Cannes, Marché du Film 2020

14th – 23rd May 2020 | Cannes, France

We accept concepts, scripts, web series, short films, documentaries and feature narratives as well as VR films.

For the past 60 years, the Marché has been one of the key stepping stones in the creation, production and distribution of films around the world. Today, the Marché du Film draws its strength from the diversity of the actors it brings together. These professionals from all walks of life obtain financing, seize opportunities, take the pulse of international film creation, and are at the forefront of innovation.

Applications closed