Community and Youth Projects

LIFT provides a space for communities to produce representations on their own terms. Each community collaboration works with LIFT’s professional equipment, facilities and member resources to assist social justice, education, arts and other non-profits in training their constituents to make media and produce the media content they need within often limited budgets.

LIFT accepts project and partnership inquiries from non-profit organizations and collectives on an ongoing basis. One-off projects are welcome as schedules and budgets permit, however LIFT is primarily interested in cultivating long-term partnerships with other organizations and collectives. These engagements can include capacity building consulting for emerging groups and project management along with LIFT equipment, facilities, instructors and mentors.

LIFT welcomes requests from all organizations sharing its values of social justice and freedom of expression, however only a small portion of projects can be accepted in any year. Please allow 4 to 12 weeks for an evaluation of your proposal, depending on its complexity and current workload.

For more information about collaborating with LIFT or to arrange private and group workshops, please contact our outreach department.

Donate to LIFT Community and Youth Initiatives at: lift.ca/about/donate-support-contemporary-film

 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (All day)
 LIFT ANNOUNCES THE START OF OUR FILMMENTOR PROGRAM MENTORING EIGHT EMERGING FEMALE FILMMAKERS OVER THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS Back Row: (L-R) Filmmentor Faciliator Mary Daniel, Laura White, Jade Blair, Jaene Castrillon, Thembani Mdluli, Filmmentor Coordinator Terra Jean LongFront Row: (L)...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:00am
  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FILMMENTOR Creative and Professional Training for Aspiring Female Filmmakers  May 16, 2014—There is a dearth of women’s voices in independent dramatic filmmaking. The Filmmentor program aims to support and cultivate new visions and cinematic expressions...
Saturday, May 10, 2014 (All day)
 YD's Film Program Participants in LIFT's Board Room. Young Diplomats: Empowering Ethiopian Youth (aka "Young Dips" aka "YD") is a registered non-for-profit, youth-led organization committed to inspiring, mobilizing and empowering Ethiopian youth since 2006. Youth Diplomat's film...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 (All day)
   HANDMADE MOVIES: DIY FILMMAKING TECHNIQUESResidency at Artscape Gibraltar PointJune 2014, Toronto This hands-on workshop, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film fanatics alike, will focus on three do-it-yourself filmmaking techniques. Facilitator: Zoë...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 (All day)
 SEEkers was an initiative developed through SKETCH Working Arts. It was an animation training session engaging young new comer women and women who have new comer experiences between the ages of 23 to 29. Together we studied and developed storyboards, learned the basics of the camera and...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 12:00am
 Call for Participants for Indigenous Routes: Natives OnlineOnline and Mobile Development Commission The Indigenous Routes Collective is currently looking for two Ontario-based indigenous artists for a commission to produce new web or mobile-based applications, games, and/or sites...
Saturday, August 10, 2013 (All day)
Eight artists will travel to Wemindji, Quebec in northern Quebec to work with Cree youth from the region. Participants will work alongside the artists to harness the power of storytelling and collectively create an original script and make a short film. The artists will share their work and stories...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 (All day)
 Over the course of the program, participants connected with professional filmmakers, learnt career-building video production and editing skills, created short documentary films for submission to the 2013 Regent Park Film Festival, and planned a community showcase event.  Most...
Sunday, April 14, 2013 (All day)
This 3 week program brought together queer and trans spectrum youth to explore and express their relationships to family – real or imagined, of origin or chosen through art-based activities; particularly looking at the impact family experiences can have on our ability to form and sustain healthy...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (All day)
LIFT partnered with ReelWorld to present ReelYouth, a media literacy workshop for elementary school students, lead by Sarah Rotella. ReelYouth includes short film and animation screenings, as a means for encouraging young minds to think and speak about issues like diversity and identity in an open...