Oscar-Winning The Silent Child’s Lift-Off Story


Oscar-winning The Silent Child, which won in The Short Film (Live Action) category, first started its journey to the Academy awards at our very own Lift-Off Community event, one of the First Time Filmmakers Showcases, which we host regularly throughout the year at our home in the illustrious Pinewood Studios. First time filmmakers Rachel Shenton and Chris Overton’s trajectory from Lift-Off to the Oscars in a year is the perfect example of the hugely high standard and quality of Lift-Off selected films, as well as the support we offer our filmmakers. 

“The First-Time Filmmakers Showcase is like no other festival, I had such an amazing experience. The lift off team are very special, so supportive and genuinely awesome people. I would highly recommend this festival to any first time filmmaker!!” Chris Overton

The Silent Child won Best Acting Ensemble at our Lift-Off Season Awards 2017, and will be screened as part of the programme in the Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival later this month. Don’t miss your chance to watch this powerful Oscar-winning short on the big screen! To view the full programme and buy tickets, click here.

Rachel Shenton, Chris Overton, and ‘The Silent Child’ team at the Lift-Off Season Awards 2017

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