Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival

Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival will be fusing the spirit of the Canadian people and combining it with a full international programme of films from every walk of life.

The week-long celebration brings together the indie filmmaking community with a sole focus on the filmmakers, their teams, and their achievements. Awards are 100% audience choice where the winners enjoy automatic official selections at all of the subsequent Lift-Off global film festivals. Canadian Indie Cinema is some of the best in the world; we want to attract and increase the number of Canadian Filmmakers we showcase, along with having a true international indie film festival in one of the most beautiful cities on Earth.

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 Toronto 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

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.

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

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