About Lift-Off Global Network

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The Lift-Off Global Network is an organisation encompassing worldwide live screening events, distribution initiatives, a seasonal awards ceremony, and an ever growing and active community of indie film creators.

Initially a film festival, Lift-Off has grown into being a huge platform for emerging artists. This includes feature film content, shorts, commercial, music video content, animations and experimental arthouse. We also feature a script promotion and exchange platform, along with extensive production initiatives.



Lift-Off Global Network Limited
Mission Control
Rooms 38 & 39
Main Club House
Pinewood Studios, UK

Lift-Off Global Network is based at one of the most famous film studios on the planet. Our headquarters at Pinewood Studios in the UK is at the heart of the film industry. This gives us unique access to state of the art technologies, industry stakeholders and a great canteen!

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We welcome face to face meeting requests from anyone interested in learning about what we do. We are an open and energetic team, focused on changing the film industry by introducing unique ideas - forging long lasting relationships with other organisations and the great people we meet along the way.

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Global film festival screenings

The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is the only worldwide exchange of true independent cinema. Supporting grassroots filmmakers on their quest into the film industry. We are here to help launch filmmakers and guide their professional lives within film.

Content and career feedback

From submission, through to screenings - Lift-Off offers extensive and detailed feedback to help the filmmakers take the next step

Each of our festivals have the option for extended and extensive feedback. Where the qualified reviewer gives a full breakdown covering every aspect of the work. This includes analysis of the film language, the acting, the technical aspects and the artistic intention. Included with this are next step recommendations and a retrospective review.

Lift-Off Film Festival Extended Feedback

When you screen with any Lift-Off City we will be asking the attending audience for their feedback, and we will be sending that feedback to you. Audience responses are vital in understanding how your work sits on it's own merit, and we don't shy away from sending you the best of the best and the worst of the worst. When your film screens around the world you might be surprised what you can learn.

Lift-Off Film Festival Extended Feedback

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

Social Media

We have spread our social activities to fall in line with the geography of our various cities and their surrounding regions. Our social sites serve as perfect locations to keep up to date with our audiences, engage with our followers and market directly the efforts of the filmmakers we showcase. We welcome you to engage with us...


Follow us on Instagram to get a real feel and insight into how we do things differently...


Follow our updates on Twitter, as we search the platform for new filmmakers we feel are relevant and exciting!