New York Lift-Off Film Festival Winners 2018

Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s New York Lift-Off Film Festival. It was great to see so many filmmakers and film enthusiasts filling the screenings in support of both local and international indie films. The judges' votes have been counted and added to the audience's feedback. Huge congratulations to the filmmakers who screened with us, who all did themselves proud. All New York Lift-Off Film Festival winners will receive complimentary screenings at future Lift-Off Film Festivals. A special well-done to the following films.

Photos from the event can be seen on the New York Lift-Off Facebook Page.

Festival Winners

Best Short Live Action Narrative

(next screening with Lift-Off in Toronto)

My Best Girl

Dir. John TerEick
Synopsis: Two ex-lovers are reunited by the death of their beloved dog.

Best Documentary

(next screening with Lift-Off in Toronto)

Xavier Corbero: Portrait of an Artist in Winter

Dir. Nathalie Biancheri
Synopsis: The first and last glimpse into the universe of iconic Spanish sculptor Xavier Corbero. A kaleidoscopic life and career that traversed a turbulent moment of Spanish history.

Special Mentions

Special Mention

(next screening with Lift-Off in Los Angeles)

Hot Girl

Dir. Hot Girl
Synopsis: Kara Quinn, a struggling actress, is desperate to be seen as anything other than a 'hot girl'.

Officially Selected Screenplays

Season Award Nominations

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. Click here for more information about the Lift-Off Season Awards.

A Sniper's War

Directed by
Olya Schechter

Best Feature Documentary

Canuck Black

Directed by
Rebecca Archer

Best Animation