NEW YORK LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL
Each Lift-Off Festival features a collection of 'true indie' films from emerging global artists in our traditional fashion. Our goal is to amplify project engagement with international audiences and establish an experimental platform that cultivates voices and jumpstarts careers in a hybrid physical & online approach that provides various opportunities for all involved.
With a mixture of fresh talent and festival veterans covering all genres, there really is something for everyone! Screening exclusively with our partners Vimeo OnDemand.
The festival's second round takes place on the Lift-Off Network Hub, where Jury and Network Members score the finalists in detail before allocating Season Award nominations to the Network Round Winners.
Projects nominated for a prestigious Lift-Off Season Award will screen at Lift-Off HQ in Pinewood Studios as a part of the 15th Annual Lift-Off Season Awards!

FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES:

View Programme | 1st July - 28th July

We take pride in presenting LOCAL FILMMAKER SHORTS, showcasing films handpicked by our jury for their audacity and experimental flair. We are thrilled to bring you content from these exceptional filmmakers.

View Programme | 1st July - 28th July

JUDGES' SELECT SHORTS features shorts highlighted by the judges as exceptional during the selection process. We are proud to bring you content from these outstanding filmmakers

View Programme | 1st July - 28th July

NEW VOICE SHORTS is a remarkable anthology that showcases emerging filmmakers blazing their trails in the industry. Daring and sometimes experimental, we are proud to bring you content from these outstanding filmmakers.

View Programme | 1st July - 28th July

TRENDSETTERS features establishing voices from a diverse array of genres, styles, and regions. Featuring narratives, documentary, and animation there's something to entice every palate.

View Programme | 1st July - 28th July

FEATURES offers a diverse array of genres, styles, and distinct flavours, presenting a veritable feast for the senses. From experimental and art-house works to other captivating genres, there's something to entice every palate.

CONNECTION BETWEEN AUDIENCE AND THE PROJECT IS KEY;
after all, a film is not realised until it is connected with its audience.
AUDIENCE CHOICE:
With all Lift-Off screenings, the audience plays a pivotal role. Participants will be asked to vote for their favourite projects, with the top-scoring projects from the jury and audience progressing through to the festival's final - The Network Round.

EVENTS:

More Info On The NETWORK HUB

Exclusively for Officially Selected Filmmakers & Lift-Off Members at this year's Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival. The Focus Group & Feedback Session is where you can meet fellow filmmakers, exchange feedback and discuss your projects.

More Info On The NETWORK HUB

Exclusively for Officially Selected Filmmakers & Lift-Off Members at this year's Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival. Join us in Austin for a showcase & networking event held in conjunction with the festival's online screenings.

More Info On The NETWORK HUB

Exclusively for Officially Selected Filmmakers & Lift-Off Members at this year's Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival. Join us virtually for an online networking event held during the festival.

Lift-Off Global Network