WELCOME TO BLASTOFF
Welcome, dear filmmakers & creatives. While most festivals are either postponing or cancelling their 2020 editions, BLASTOFF is expanding to include screenings in the digital space, AND, separate from the official festival run, we also provide post-season profit-sharing virtual screenings for some of our best films.
Presenting online screenings, potentially, allows thousands of fans all over the world, who might not be able to make it to physical screenings in Los Angeles, to enjoy your work.
The BLASTOFF system to rate and select films for screenings is thorough and fair.
We think the “thumbs “thumbs down” system of judging is a lazy cop-out. At BLASTOFF we thoroughly score your film across AT LEAST 5 crucial categories, and for add-in submissions (best director, cinematographer, actors, music, stunts, VFX etc. ) 15 possible categories, to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of the work. We’ve found that winners in add-in category submissions usually make for exciting viewing, and are strong contenders for screening selection. Click the link to see the categories on our submission page FilmFreeway / BlastOff
Using the resources of our festival, we want to help make your experience as wonderful, uplifting, and rewarding as we possibly can. To that end we also offer selected films (features AND shorts) worldwide profit-sharing distribution, with submissions made available to Netflix, Amazon, and another 70+ outlets (that’s right… 70+) all around the globe.
BLASTOFF has its own channel which allows us to roll out those regular virtual screenings (followed by live Q&A sessions with filmmakers, when appropriate), pre-release promotions, and many other creative presentations to help you on your path to success. Apart from the exposure, such a screening would qualify your film as an “Official Selection”, and entitle you to display the beautiful custom-designed laurel on your poster, BEFORE the season ends. We also issue our beautiful “nominee” laurels YEAR-ROUND to exceptional, high-scoring films. That award qualifies your film for consideration in our final winners’ pool.
This model, in total, gives you so much more potential exposure than a single, live screening (although that’s a thrill not to be downplayed) to an enormous movie-loving public, to your fans and followers, and to people who may want to work with you on future projects.
And let’s not forget the industry movers and shakers who sit up and take notice, like producers, directors, potential investors, agents, great actors, and terrific crew members. Talent and success are magnets for industry people! It’s a chance to skyrocket your credibility and respect in the industry! We call it BLASTOFF EXPOSURE.
BLASTOFF celebrates the dedication and hard work of above AND below-the-line team-members. Submission categories eligible for awards include BEST PERFORMER (non gender specific), MUSIC, CINEMATOGRAPHY, STUNT-WORK, and so many more. Take a look the awards list.
Take a look at a $125,000 production opportunity in the AWARDS section.
SONGWRITERS, COMPOSERS, and SOUND DESIGNERS
You elevate a film to places it could never go without your talent. We know that, and we salute you with categories specific to you and awards to honor your work.
“The BLASTOFF dedication and love for film and filmmakers is boundless… factor in… up to $125,000 production opportunity, up to $10,000 in worldwide distribution opportunities, red-carpet live screenings in Los Angeles, regular virtual events with filmmaker profit-sharing, year-round laurel awards… and it amounts to one festival you should seriously consider. BLASTOFF is it! The rewards and benefits for great films and screenplays are fantastic…”
When you submit to BLASTOFF you gain access to a world which can offer filmmakers wonderful, uplifting rewards for their creativity, courage, and the massive energy required to make a film. It’s a life-changing opportunity! Take it. You’ve earned it.