7th Annual

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival

September 11, 2017 to September 15, 2017

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

Feature Live Action Narratives
Feature films with live action dramatic content. Over 40 minutes in length. Any genre, any age, no restrictions on premier or online status.
Feature Documentaries
Documentary feature films featuring real life documenting subject content. Over 40 minutes in length. Any genre, any age, no restrictions on premier or online status.
Feature Animations
Animated feature films where the majority of the footage is animated. Over 40 minutes in length. Any genre, any animation type/style, any age, no restrictions on premier or online status.
Web Series
Web Series in any episode length, and episode count. We are happy to accept web series' from pilot to fully released online. Any premier and screening status considered - no restrictions.
Short Live Action Narratives
Short live action narrative based films of any genre, 40 minutes in length and below. Any premier/screening status - no restrictions.
Short Documentary
Short documentary films of any genre, 40 minutes in length and below. Any premier/screening status - no restrictions.
Short Animations
Short animated films of any genre and style - 40 minutes in length and below. Any premier/screening status - no restrictions.
Music Videos
Music Videos of any genre, 10 minutes in length and below. Any premier/screening status - no restrictions.
Scripts, Screenplays and Teleplays
Scripts can include any narrative based piece. This includes TV Shows, Films, Web Series. Any length and any genre.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Held at the amazing and historic Raleigh Studios on Melrose, in the beating heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival is one of the top emerging Hollywood Film Fests. The only indie film competition which promises true global screening opportunities to its winners in a setting of unparalleled exposure.

Slap bang in the heart of Hollywood this festival aims to give filmmakers truly global exposure - along with the very realistic opportunity to rub shoulders with peers, press, potential employers and industry stakeholders.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

❀ Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival is one of the ten Lift-Off Film Festivals spread throughout the year.

❀ The Lift-Off Film Festival Network now offers to all of our Officially Selected Filmmakers the opportunity to gain fair VOD distribution agreements on multiple platforms.

❀ Want to see us in action? Head to our website and watch our video featuring some of the highlights of our 2015 Season Awards held at the world famous Pinewood Studios - including interviews with our filmmakers and the Lift-Off Film Festival Network Co-Founders. www.lift-off-festivals.com

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival screens at the famous Raleigh Studios on Melrose, Charlie Chaplin's very own cinema and right outside Paramount Studios. 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.

Los Angeles Lift-Off is a film festival that forms part of a wider network of connected film festivals around the world. A unique channel consisting of ten global cities and an on-demand platform. By submitting to any Lift-Off Film Festival you are giving your work the unique possibility of joining the only real alternative to global distribution and an institution determined to create a fairer industry.

Lift-Off's aim is to help you launch your professional life within film.

Showcasing your work around the world, building press coverage, exposing you to sales agents, distributors, global production companies, talent agencies, and worldwide producers.

The festival will welcome work from all over The United States and the rest of the world. We expect to receive films with courage, personable endeavour and unique voices.

Feedback Options.

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.

We can also offer simple feedback sent in from our judges at no charge, however sometimes this can be as simple as a single sentence and not very productive for you. So, with the help of our team we have come up with a solid/full-rounded feedback procedure called Extended Feedback.

We offer this to our filmmakers who are willing to pay for the valued time of the person assessing their work. Based on levels of experience and involvement, we offer Extended Feedback at the following levels...

Festival Founder Feedback
Industry Professional Judge Feedback
Peer Feedback

The qualified reviewer gives a full breakdown covering every aspect of your 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 all in a concise and easy to decipher PDF.

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Find our other festivals on Withoutabox!

If you wish to spread your risk, all of our other Lift-Off Film Festivals are listed on WAB.

All of them are at different stages of deadlines, so prices will vary, please take your pick and follow the links provided below…

Hong Kong Lift-Off Film Festival
Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival
Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival moving to New York City 2017.
Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival
Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival
Singapore Lift-Off Film Festival moving to Paris in 2017
Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival
London Lift-Off Film Festival

Awards & Prizes

The Lift-Off Film Festival Global Network is fast becoming a community within itself. Our prizes and awards stretch from the submission level, all the way through to our season awards at the end of each year. We offer as much as possible to all who submit, our officially selected filmmakers, our nominees and winners.

This is what all Lift-Off Film Festivals have to offer our submitters, high scoring films, official selections and winners...

At the submission level.

❀ Value for your submission fee. Exclusive content emailed to every submitter up-to 24hrs from the time of submission.

❀ High scoring films. If your film scores high but isn't included in our final programme you will be invited to our Lift-Off Online Film Festival initiative, an online competitions which run parallel with the respective live city screenings - where the top two winners get official selections at either of the next two Lift-Off cities.

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At the festivals...

Shorts, Music Videos and New Media...inc Web Series.

❀ Short Film Prizes. Live Action Narrative and Documentaries. Official Selections all proceeding Lift-Off Film Festivals.

❀ Nominations Short Films. When short films screen at any Lift-Off Film Festival they are automatically open to receiving nominations for the Lift-Off Season Awards held at the world famous Pinewood Studios in December.

Nominations for Shorts, Music Videos and New Media.
Best Short Live Action Narrative
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Animation
Best Music Video
Best Web Series
Best Director (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Actor (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Acting Ensemble (open for shorts, features and new media)

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Features. Live Action Narrative. Documentary.

❀ Feature Film Prizes. Live Action Narrative and Documentaries. Official Selection at the next proceeding Lift-Off Film Festival.

Nominations for Feature Films.
Best Feature Live Action Narrative
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Animation
Best Post Production
Best Art Direction
Best Hair and Make-up
Best Cinematography
Best Director (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Actor (open for shorts, features and new media)
Best Acting Ensemble (open for shorts, features and new media)

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After the screenings and season awards.

Optional inclusion | Best of Collection Lift-Off On-Demand.

❀ Online VOD Distribution. Any film which is screened during the season at any Lift-Off Film Festival is invited to earn money by being part of Lift-Off's Best of Collection.

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Lift-Off Family Membership?

After all of the above you will be regarded as part of the Lift-Off Family for the years to come. We want you to continue to engage with us, and as we grow we will welcome select directors in helping us to build our own productions, projects, and hopefully join our jury and selection committee.

ORGANIZERS

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

GENERAL RULES

Please check on submission that your email of exclusive content has arrived. We send it from Los-Angeles@lift-off-festival.com.

All entrants will be notified via WAB


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival only accepts secure online screeners. If selected you will be required to supply a data file. Selections are made during the decision deadline period and all status will be notified by Withoutabox on the notification date specified.