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Lift-Off Launches New Exclusive Content : FOR SUBMITTERS ONLY.

March 13, 20140 Comments

“Value is what will define my decision as a filmmaker to submit my film to a festival. I would weigh up the chances of being screened with the value I will get from the submission fee alone. If it isn’t a fair investment, then I won’t submit.“ From the 1st January Lift-Off has launched a […]

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Las Vegas Lift-Off 2014 Winners and Review…

July 18, 20140 Comments

Review…Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival 2014 2014 has been a great year for the Lift-Off Season. We are only half-way through and we have already had the UK and European premier of an Oscar winner, several informative and colourful Q&A sessions, and a really great festival vibe at both Liverpool and our latest 2014 event […]

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The art of telling a story…

July 18, 20140 Comments

The need to tell a story… And the best way to go about it. Lift-Off International Film Festival takes a film festival perspective, and investigates the stories told for the sake of it, against those dying to be created. It’s a day before a Lift-Off Film Festival deadline and the submissions are coming in thick […]

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How to get film funding: A step by step guide on how to get your project, the money it needs.

July 11, 20140 Comments

Film Funding. Point 1.. Figure out what’s important. Ask yourself the honest question, do I really need that camera, lens kit or lighting rig? If you’re an indie filmmaker thinking big, great, but don’t allow the technical snobbery of a Director of Photography force you into thinking that you can’t afford to make films…you can. […]

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Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival 2014 – Preview & Programme

June 17, 20140 Comments

Look Beyond The Gloss. Put Talent Before Technology. These are the listings for this years Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival in more detail… 25th June – 7pm -10pm Short script reading, National Pastime By David Lieto, NV USA – A lonely boy fantasizes about being the team hero. Blind Faith By Gino Evans, UK – […]

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Las Vegas Lift-Off 2014 – PreRegister For Free Wristbands

June 5, 20140 Comments

The mission to spread Lift-Off’s message to new and eager audiences continues… We are proud and excited to announce that the Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival will be held at the Brenden Theatre located at The Palms Hotel and Casino Resort from June 25th – 26th., 7pm-10pm Palms Casino Resort. Casino level 4321 W. Flamingo […]

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Sundance Submissions – is there an alternative?

May 12, 20140 Comments

Co-Founder of the Lift-Off International Film Festival’s, James Alexander, gives an honest insight into the alternative choices outside of Sundance submissions, for filmmakers who wish to have their work screened in-front of world wide audiences. Sundance Submissions It is without questionable doubt that the Sundance submissions model has become an industry of it’s own, and […]

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Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival 2014 Venue Announced.

April 24, 20140 Comments

The mission to spread Lift-Off’s message to new and eager audiences continues… We are proud and excited to announce that the Las Vegas Lift-Off Film Festival will be held at the Brenden Theatre located at The Palms Hotel and Casino Resort from June 25th – 26th. Palms Casino Resort. Casino level 4321 W. Flamingo Rd. […]

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Lift-Off @ TROYFEST 2014!!

April 22, 20140 Comments

Showcasing the Winners and Best of Screenings at An Arts and Music Film Festival with the Same Heart and Soul As Lift-Off…. TROYFEST!! As part of the continuing mission to get our winners films circulated within as many circles as possible, Lift-Off is proud to announce that we will be showcasing a group of previous […]

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Twitter Promotion : Annual Fee Waivers Week!

April 21, 20140 Comments

Special Film Festival Fee Waiver Days Announced, via Twitter!! Every indie filmmaker should be on Twitter, and you should be following the four Lift-Off Festivals. Once a year we will hold a four day fee wavier initiative, where the password for the fee waiver will ONLY be announced via the Twittersphere. Each day of a […]

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Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2014 Winners and Review…

March 21, 20140 Comments

Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival 2014 7th, 8th, 9th March. An absolutely humbling weekend of programming saw the 2nd Annual Liverpool Lift-Off bring independent film from all over the world to fresh audiences and unique spaces. Starting with a guest lecture at Liverpool Hope University by the founders, moving onto an informative Saturday Morning Workshop, Script-readings […]

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Interview with Lift-Off Winning Filmmaker : Calum Macdiarmid

March 13, 20140 Comments

The Indie Filmmakers Journey.. British filmmaker Calum Macdiarmid’s Worship was one of the first films showcased at the first ever Lift-Off Film Festival, the film won best narrative, and since then it has been screened at Liverpool Lift-Off, Los Angeles Lift-Off and it will feature at this years Las Vegas Lift-Off in June. Calum’s other […]

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Creating Antagonists : Characterisation.

February 26, 20140 Comments

What makes a formidable enemy, formidable? An overview that might help you in Creating Antagonists. A Film Festival Perspective attempts to solve, through insight into the world of comic book characters and the works of 1980′s science fiction, some of the constant let-downs within new work; notably the creation of lame antagonists. We see it a lot. […]

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The form and substance of film.

January 26, 20140 Comments

Film is an exciting and modern art form that has the power to reach and move a lot of people. This you already know. The moving image is perhaps the natural evolution from man’s primal desire to tell stories around campfires. But what makes a good story translate into a successful film? This gigantic question […]

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Film Submissions. How to successfully submit and screen at a film festival.

January 13, 20140 Comments

Film Submissions. How to successfully submit and screen at a film festival. To successfully submit and screen at a film festival for ‘first-time’ filmmakers and ‘first-time’ submitters it seems to be, on face value, an obvious numbers game. Film submissions should be the same as most of these target hitting application based endeavours, right? “If […]

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