Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival

A Lift-Off Film Festival in the Filmmaking and Media Capital of the North of England.

Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival, is a film festival that forms part of a wider network of connected film festivals around the world. A unique channel consisting of eleven global cities and an on-demand platform. By submitting to any Lift-Off Film Festival, including Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival, you are giving your work the unique possibility of joining the only real alternative to global distribution.

If your work wins Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival then you could be screened to audiences in Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, and London. Along with the possibility of earning money by forming part of Lift-Off's On-Demand Initiative at the end of the respective season.

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 Manchester 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. Each festival is at different stages of deadlines, with the event dates spread throughout the year, please take your pick...

Our Submission Partners

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

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