Mere days after it’s international release, ‘The Contract: PROJECT: Waterman [season 1]‘ is an official selection at The Lift-Off Sessions Pinewood Studios, UK (2021).
With global screening events also in Tokyo and New York, The Lift-Off Sessions is a global industry initiative dedicated to bringing new audiences to the indie film market. The UK event culminates with an annual live screening of the winning films from it’s home at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
‘The Contract: PROJECT: Waterman [season 1]’ will sit within it’s respective programme. As one of top five voted films it could be sent through to the final round.
Your votes are vital
To participate and support this highly unique concept:
Lift-Off Sessions June 2021, runs:
MONDAY 14th JUNE, 6pm GMT – MONDAY 21st JUNE, 10pm GMT
Support this unique Australian concept in New Media film production.
The Lift-Off Sessions sole and focused mission to introduce new global audiences to see the work of their contemporaries. It also provides an invaluable opportunity for filmmakers and film enthusiasts around the globe.
HOW TO WATCH AND VOTE
The Contract: PROJECT: Waterman [season 1] marks the third international release in just five years for Wise Words Media and Callumny Films. Previous successful international title releases include Sacrifice (2016) and Leatherdaddy (2019).
MEDIA RELEASE | The Contract: PROJECT: Waterman [season 1] – Landmark Australian Achievement Released For International Audiences
ABOUT | The Lift-Off Sessions
The Lift-Off Sessions is an online showcase, dedicated to bringing new audiences to the indie film market, ending with an annual live screening of the winning films from our home at Pinewood Studios in the UK.
Every film will be screened for 1 week, via Vimeo On Demand, an exceptional online streaming service that is available through Smart TV’s, Desktops, and a whole bunch of mobile devices including tablets and phones. Each film will sit within their respective programmes, with the top five voted films on each page being sent through to our final round.
Screening the latest indie shorts to as wide an audience as possible is our mission with The Lift-Off Sessions. It provides an invaluable opportunity for filmmakers and film enthusiasts to see lots of their contemporaries’ work. It is our sole and focused mission to introduce new global audiences to this impressive medium, and so far it is having an amazing effect.
HOW The Lift-Off Sessions PICKS THE WINNERS
The festival scoring will consist of two rounds, designed to make the scoring and judging fair, detailed and awarding the most engaged and talented project.
Round 1: Global Social Crowd Round
The first round is open to the general public, who rent the entire collection of films for the full duration of the week. We will be collecting “votes” that will come from our marketing efforts and yours. Everyone must vote for both their favourite, and second favourite film (by writing in the comments section on the Vimeo page). This is a great way for the festival to introduce new people to your work and indie film as a whole. Be sure to optimise your social media before the launch!
Your film will be available for viewing on Vimeo On Demand as part of a series of films that make up the festival, and it will be live for the entire week.
Round 2: Internal Judges Round
The top 5 films from each page of the social round will be sent to Lift-Off’s Internal Judges, who will go further in-depth and score the films based on multiple aspects. The film with the highest overall score wins.
The top voted finalist on each programme will receive free Intermediate Membership worth $89.