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18-Apr-2014 8:45am PDT  

 

Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival

3 Annual February 27, 2015 to March 01, 2015

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2 Streatley Road
Kilburn
London Brent NW6 7LH
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Phone: +44 77 25 909154
liverpool@lift-off-festival.com
http://www.lift-off-festival.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Narratives
Short films by Independent or Student Filmmakers under 30mins in length.

Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work and champions your talent...
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

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Feature Narratives
Feature films by Professional or Student Filmmakers over 30 mins in length.

Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work and champions your talent...
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

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Short Documentary
Short Documentary films by Professional or Student Filmmakers under 30mins in length.

Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work and champions your talent...
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

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Feature Documentary
Feature films by Professional or Student Filmmakers over 30 mins in length.

Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work and champions your talent...
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

Please add the email liverpool@lift-off-festival.com to your contacts "safe-list" to prevent our emails adding into your spam.
Feature Scripts
Feature length screenplays over 45 pages.

Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work and champions your talent...
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

Please add the email liverpool@lift-off-festival.com to your contacts "safe-list" to prevent our emails adding into your spam.
Short Scripts
Short length screenplays under 45 pages.

Check out our Festival tips prior to submitting. It's important you submit to a festival that suites your work and champions your talent...
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

Please add the email liverpool@lift-off-festival.com to your contacts "safe-list" to prevent our emails adding into your spam.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Liverpool Lift-Off is the first Film Festival in the Lift-Off Season for 2015.

Looking Beyond The Gloss and Putting Talent Before Technology.

http://www.lift-off-festival.com

BAFTA considered and accredited. Lift-Off International Film Festival has a plan, which is to create a strong and truly independent platform for filmmakers, showcasing official selections in Europe and the United States, building an industry within the industry, and helping to launch the careers of their filmmakers.

With the aim to create a truly self reliant indie movement through the transatlantic exchange of exceptional independent film from all over the globe, Lift-Off's motto is to "Look Beyond The Gloss - Putting Talent Before Technology", this means that it doesn't matter what camera you used or what fancy lens kit. It is all about the talent in-front of the camera, the words off the page, the direction, the filling of a frame with narrative, and the emotional journey.

Lift-Off's mission is clear; Lift-Off Film Festivals want to become the largest independent only festival, free of agents, film stars or production house sample films. We want filmmakers at the grass roots and we want to help these artists to achieve their potential.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Lift-Off is looking for British and international filmmakers who have the craft and understanding of directing actors and delivering exceptional story structure in screen or in print. If you think the festival might be for you then check out Lift-Off's website, where you'll find festival submission tips, previous programmes and trailers for upcoming events.

All submitters receive exclusive online content, with hints and tips, and partnership marketing opportunities.

Please ensure that the email address liverpool@lift-off-festival.com is marked as 'safe', to prevent our emails from falling into your spam. This includes the exclusive content as well as selection notifications.

When a film wins at Liverpool Lift-Off it is then screened at the subsequent festivals in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and London.

Overall winners are then sent through to BAFTA for their annual awards within the category listings.

Now in its third year; student and professional film makers have the chance to showcase their work in an unbiased environment.

From the submission fees collected we are able to find and secure the best venues, hire PR and marketing agencies to showcase you as a filmmaker, market to audiences and have our festivals completely FREE TO ATTEND for the general public.

A submission fee to Lift-Off is a donation that will ultimately support independent film globally, and bring audiences to your work outside of any on-line, film-making, friendship or film school communities.

Send us your work.

Follow us on twitter:-
@Liverpool_LiftO

Check our festival submitting tips on our website:-
http://www.lift-off-festival.com/category/film-festival-tips/

This year is a chance to receive professional feedback for every submission, something we think is vital to any filmmaker or script writer, please select the "extended feedback and grades" option to receive this.

We will be bringing in an industry professional specific to your work to analyse your submission. They will give you concise feedback and help on how to rectify problems; with possible ideas on which festivals/markets to target in the future.

The Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival will be programming student films with professional/independent ones and then voting on them on individual merit rather than containment within category.

Every single film that is submitted will be treated the same and entered into the same pot. Awards will be given to the highest standards in drama, acting, story structure and artistic merit. A large budget and glossy production value means nothing to us at Lift-Off -- all we care about is great delivery of an honest story.

If you are an ambitious filmmaker who wants to join an ever expanding community of artists ready to showcase your work to live audiences in cinemas around the world, submit to us today.

Support indie film. Look beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology.

EVERY SINGLE SUBMISSION WILL RECEIVE AN IMDB PAGE!

ORGANIZERS
Ben Pohlman (Co-Director) ; Ben Pohlman (Co-Director) ; James Bradley ; James Bradley (Co-Director) ; James Bradley (Co-Director)

GENERAL RULES
The 3rd annual Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival takes place between Feb/March 2015.

Please add liverpool@lift-off-festival.com to your acceptance of email addresses to avoid any urgent notification emails being sent to your spam, or being missed.

DO NOT SEND DVD'S BY RECORDED DELIVERY, STANDARD POST ONLY.

All entrants will be notified in writing of the status of their submission by February 21st. If you change your address after submission of work, please inform us. We announce the programme and update the status of your work via Withoutabox, if you require any other means of notification, please inform the festival.

If selected, a .mov or a data DVD is to be supplied before screening. This needs to be set at an appropriate size and file transferred to the festival once notification emails have been sent.

Directors should also provide contact telephone numbers and all email addresses must be valid.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE LIVERPOOL LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL is hereby granted the right to utilise an excerpt from any film or script submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless THE LIVERPOOL LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos/dvd's entered. DO NOT SEND DVD'S BY RECORDED DELIVERY, STANDARD POST ONLY.