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Screen Shot 2015-07-09 at 1.40.22 PM“The free festival that champions emerging and original directorial voices” – Little White Lies

Los Angeles Lift-Off is part of the Lift-Off International Film Festivals, dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists in an unbiased environment and free from any commercial pressures. Student films are programmed alongside professional/ independent films and every film that is submitted is treated equally and voted on individual merit alone. A large budget and glossy production value means nothing to the folks at Lift-Off – the only focus is great delivery of an honest story. The motto is to “Look beyond the gloss. Put talent before technology.”

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival is one of ten international Lift-Off events and come directly after the very successful Las Vegas event. Other Lift-Off events take place in Amsterdam, London and Tokyo amongst others. Lift-Off Film Festivals are free to attend, enabling submission fees to directly donate to bringing more audience to independent work. Lift-Off believe strongly in their filmmakers getting value for their submission fee and so every one is given extensive support and advice on topics such as marketing, crowd-funding and artistic development. Lift-Off’s aim is to create a network of creatives to one day become an industry of their own, where talent is king and hard work rewarded.

The festival also offers an option to receive extensive feedback and grades on submitted works, regardless of selection – another factor that makes Lift-Off unique from other festivals. With 700+ overall global entrants, each leg of Lift-Off promises an array of films from animations, live action narrative and documentaries. Winners are selected via audience choice and awarded with introductions to directorial agents and booking managers, as well as the chance to have their work reviewed by the national and international press. Lift-Off wish to bring back the art of film-making and, most importantly, to bring back the talent behind it.

Standard screenings 25-28 Aug with winners’ night on 29 Aug.

Raleigh Studios, Melrose Ave., Hollywood 90038

To learn more about LA Lift-Off, visit Lift-Off’s official website, follow them on Twitter @LA_LiftOffFest, and visit their Facebook page

Lift-off Festival Network

The Lift-Off Global Film Festival Network currently has six festivals around the world, expanding to ten in 2016. They are the largest festival-level indie film distribution network on the planet. Articles written by James Bradley unless otherwise noted.

Posted on Jul 9, 2015

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