8th Annual

Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival

March 12, 2018 to March 15, 2018

 
Category

Feature Documentries

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
June Deadline
June 7, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 28.00
Student Fee 23.00 *
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 240.00 200.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 180.00 140.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 120.00 100.00
August Deadline
August 9, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 28.00 *
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 240.00 210.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 180.00 150.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 120.00 110.00
November Deadline
November 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 33.00 28.00
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 250.00 230.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 190.00 160.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 150.00 120.00
December Deadline
December 5, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 49.00 44.00
Student Fee 37.00 31.00
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 240.00 230.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 190.00 160.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 150.00 120.00
January Deadline
January 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 240.00 230.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 190.00 160.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 150.00 120.00
Final Deadline Extended
January 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 63.00 55.00
Student Fee 43.00 35.00
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 240.00 230.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 200.00 160.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 160.00 120.00
Final January Deadline
January 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 64.00 56.00
Student Fee 44.00 36.00
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 240.00 230.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 200.00 160.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 160.00 120.00
Earlybird Deadline
March 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 12.00 *
Student Fee 5.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
March 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 13.00 *
Student Fee 6.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late Deadline
April 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 14.00 *
Student Fee 7.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
April 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 8.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
April Deadline
April 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 16.00 *
Student Fee 9.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
May Deadline
May 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 17.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid May Deadline
May 8, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 18.00 *
Student Fee 11.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late May Deadline
May 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 19.00 *
Student Fee 12.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early June Deadline
June 5, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Student Fee 13.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid June Deadline
June 12, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 21.00 *
Student Fee 14.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late June Deadline
June 26, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 22.00 *
Student Fee 15.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
July Deadline
July 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 23.00 *
Student Fee 16.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early July Deadline
July 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 24.00 *
Student Fee 17.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid July Deadline
July 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 18.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late July Deadline
July 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 26.00 *
Student Fee 19.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early August Deadline
August 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 27.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid 1st August Deadline
August 14, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 28.00 *
Student Fee 21.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid August Deadline
August 21, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 29.00 *
Student Fee 22.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late August Deadline
August 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
September Deadline
September 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 31.00
Student Fee 24.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid September Deadline
September 18, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 32.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late September Deadline
September 25, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 33.00 26.00
Student Fee 26.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early October Deadline
October 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 34.00 27.00
Student Fee 27.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid October Deadline
October 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 28.00
Student Fee 28.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late October Deadline
October 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 46.00 41.00
Student Fee 34.00 29.00
Festival Founders Feedback and Grades (delivered after festival) 250.00 230.00
Industry Professional Feedback (delivered after festival) 190.00 160.00
Peer Extended Feedback (delivered after festival) 150.00 120.00
Final October Deadline
October 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 37.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early November Deadline
November 6, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 38.00 31.00
Student Fee 31.00 26.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid November Deadline
November 13, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 39.00 32.00
Student Fee 32.00 27.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late November Deadline
November 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 33.00
Student Fee 33.00 28.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early December Deadline
December 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 41.00 34.00
Student Fee 34.00 29.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid December Deadline
December 11, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 42.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Late December Deadline
December 18, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 43.00 36.00
Student Fee 36.00 31.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Early January Deadline
January 5, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 44.00 37.00
Student Fee 37.00 32.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Mid January Deadline
January 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 38.00
Student Fee 38.00 33.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Final Deadline
January 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 46.00 39.00
Student Fee 39.00 34.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00
Decision Deadline
February 5, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 47.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Lift-Off Extended Feedback - Includes Submission 50.00 40.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Official selections at all proceeding Lift-Off Film Festivals worldwide. And additional software bundles.
Sponsor:Lift-Off Global Network
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000,000 United Kingdom Pound
This prize is shared with other categories.

Representation at the major film markets
We will take your project to the major film markets with the look to get you representation, and your work distributed. For more information see... http://www.lift-off-festivals.com/lift-off-helps-filmmakers/
Sponsor:Lift-Off Global Network
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Season Award Nominations
The Lift-Off End of Season Award Nominations. See here for details: http://www.lift-off-festivals.com/lift-off-season-awards
Sponsor:Lift-Off Global Network
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Notice of submission acceptance will be made by email. Please make sure that anything from us doesn't land into your spam folder.

Final programming decisions will be made by the screening committee in
early February with one slot remaining for our special decision deadline. All entrants will be notified on the WAB system.