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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.“ Since the 1st January Lift-Off has launched a […]

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Los Angeles Lift-Off 2014 – Winners and Review

September 10, 20140 Comments

This years festival was a great success. Thank you to all who attended and voted on the films we showcased. We were delighted by the turn out – fascinated by the feedback and the Q&A’s with our filmmakers. The scorecards proved yet again that true indie film rests on the power of the acting, direction […]

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How to get paid work as a filmmaker.

September 6, 20140 Comments

A guide to climbing the industry and getting paid work as a professional director.. “It’s a tough business…” If I had a penny for every-time I was told in my early career that I was – getting into a really competitive and ultimately challenging career in film -I’d have had enough pennies to build a […]

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How To Be Your Own Art Department.

September 3, 20140 Comments

……….Never overlook the powers of filling a frame with narrative. The importance of using an art director, and how you can be one yourself! As a film festival, we watch many films each and every week, and we are always stunned at how good the standard can sometimes be… Great acting, great directing, brilliant subjects […]

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Creating originality within a world of blah blah blah…

August 25, 20140 Comments

How to build the perfect creative engine. Yeah, you get what we’re on about: Kayne West and Kim Kardasian are the worlds most famous couple. The idea that self-selective, self absorbed psychopaths building a brand of obvious that doesn’t really say anything, or change a single ounce of humanity, is what the western world wants […]

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提出者のみに独占コンテンツ! 映画祭.

August 25, 20140 Comments

内容は、提出者を支払うことを排他的にのみ使用できます。これは、次が含まれています… 私は今何を、お祭りに私の映画を提出してきた? :あなたがやり残し今いただきました!右の事を、行っている? 上位5つのインディーズ映画祭。 :だから、次は何、これ以上の祭りはあなたが見てみたい?この投稿は、提出物のあなたの次のステップを調査し、現在の市場のように簡単にアイデアを提供しますし、提出から何を期待する。 映画でのキャリアをスタートをお探しですか?映画祭の成功を助けることができる? :私たちは、経路の映画製作者は彼らがフィルム内に自分のキャリア構築を支援するために行うことができます見てみると、祭りの成功かどうかをすることができ、それらの映画制作ストーリーの開発に補佐官。 流通·なぜを取得し独立した映画。 :どのように、なぜこれが達成されたかの大規模な配信契約といくつかの理由を獲得しているインディーズ映画を見て。 トップ5つの理由は、インディーズ映画制作者は、ハリウッドでは、それを確認します。 :ハリウッドでインディーの成功と、いくつかのアイデアのパターンで延長見ると、それはあなたの仕事は注目を集める可能性があります実装する。 リフト·オフ·フェスティバルに提出する場合は、更新プログラム、および発表のために定期的に迷惑メールフォルダをチェックして、あなたの受信トレイに上陸しないから排他的な内容の電子メールを防止するために、私たちの連絡先リストに次の電子メールアドレスを追加してくださいするようにしてください… london@lift-off-festival.com las-vegas@lift-off-festival.com los-angeles@lift-off-festival.com liverpool@lift-off-festival.com tokyo@lift-off-festival.com 祭りのいずれかに送信するには、上記の提出]タブをクリックしてください。 最高の幸運!

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Los Angeles Lift-Off 2014 Preview & Programme…

August 22, 20140 Comments

  4th September 2014, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Don’t Bro With Me Bro (Bro Brothers ep1), USA The Magic Shoes, USA The price we pay, USA Molehills, UK Crackbot 9000 (Bro Brothers ep2), USA Share, USA Blind Faith, UK Jazz Ball – An urban odyssey, UK Go Storm Stupid (Bro Brothers ep3), USA Warhol, UK 5th […]

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A Long time ago in a galaxy far far away… Story writing, creating a good hook.

August 15, 20140 Comments

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… Story writing, creating a good hook. If you were going to re-write “once upon a time”, you couldn’t have done a better job than the title of this guide, this is certainly the best storytelling hook I can remember from my many, many years as […]

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Advanced Tutorial: Directing actors using actions…

August 8, 20140 Comments

We have all been there. You are on set, your actors are in place, they are saying the lines, but something just isn’t working. You try to say something helpful to guide them into your vision… you can see it in your head for god-sake! Why are they unable to understand what you mean? You […]

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7 Tips On How To Direct An Actor For Film…

August 7, 20140 Comments

Directing Actors. Preparing them to enter your world. As a film festival we receive lots of films everyday from projects where it is clear that the directing of the actor(s) has failed. This new post describes the many tricks we’ve learnt as filmmakers, and actors in previous lives, which we will now share to help […]

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4 Editing Tips Filmmakers Must Always Remember!

August 1, 20140 Comments

………Do not underestimate the powers of a strong cutter! The Importance of Cinematic Editing and Getting It Right. “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupe An excellent editor is as much of an artist than any other creative […]

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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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