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.
 

Note: If a project or partnership goes forward, the organization will be required to join as a LIFT Organizational Member for insurance purposes. Details about membership can be found here.

 

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

 

 

Friday, April 15, 2016 (All day)
  THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE START OF FILM ACCESS PROGRAM  Adam Roy Cohoon, Special Projects Coordinator Terra Long, Clementine Morrigan, Film Access Facilitator Jaene Castrillon, Romeo Dontae Tresean Biggz Pierre, melannie g. campbell, Ali...
Monday, February 22, 2016 (All day)
 2015 participants Fereshteh Toosi and Penny McCann. Photo by Eva Kolcze  FILM FOR ARTISTS: SITE AND CYCLE2016 Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones and Eva KolczeProgram Dates: June 22 to June 29, 2016 Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016Cost...
Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day)
  Karl Reinsalu setting up an outdoor screening for the 2015 Parkdale Film + Video Showcase.  THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)ANNOUNCES THE WINTER 2016 SEASON OFONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS    Toronto, January 22, 2016—The Liaison of Independent...
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video Media Arts Centre: Script Supervision Workshop:Saturday, March 19, 201610am - 5pm Members/ Students: $50.00General: $70.00 Enrollment is limited to 8 people.Pre-registration and payment in full is required: angus(at)edvideo.org  ...
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with  London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Pop Up Cinema Workshop:Saturday, March 19, 201611am - 4pmMembers/ Students: $20General: $30Cost includes materials. Register online here by Monday, March 14, 2016Pre-registration...
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 2:30pm
  LIFT Touring Master Class with Belleville Downtown DocFest  The Delinquent Documentary: How to Direct a Film That Has Authority IssuesA Discussion with Brian D. Johnson (Director/Producer Al Purdy was Here)  Saturday, March 5, 20162:30pm - 5:00pmCapers Richie Room272 Front...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with  London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):A Voice and Nothing More Workshop:Saturday, February 6, 201610am  - 4pm Members/ Students: $20.00General: $30.00 Pre-registration required (via LOMAA)  Enrollment is limited...
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:00am
 LIFT Touring Workshop with  London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Behind the Scenes: Making Music Documentaries Workshop:Saturday, January 23, 201610am  - 4pm Members/ Students: $20General: $30  Pre-registration required (via LOMAA) Enrollment...
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:00am
 LIFT Touring Workshop with  London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):The Film Strip as Canvas: Direct-On-Film Animation Workshop:Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 11am - 4pmSunday, November 8, 2015 from 11am - 4pm Members/ Students: $40General: $60Cost includes materials....
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day)
    THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE FALL 2015 SEASON OF ONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS   Toronto, September 2, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the fall 2015 season of the Ontario touring...