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 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 and anti-oppression stance, however only a small portion of projects will be accepted in any year. Please allow 2 to 12 weeks for an evaluation of your proposal, depending on its complexity and current workload. For more information about collaborating with LIFT please contact our outreach department.
Call for Latino/a and Aboriginal Youth ParticipantsaluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival's PASO-A-PASOToronto, Winter 2013 aluCine Latin Film+Media Arts Festival launches Paso-A-Paso, a youth program directed towards Latino/a and Aboriginal communities starting in February 2013: "Paso-A...
This 8-week course in documentary production took participants through the post-production stages of directing and editing a short biographical documentary. This course was the
second of a two-part course in documentary production, Portraits of
Extraordinary Minds I with Heather Frise. During...
LIFT provided production equipment over two months for the Luminato's 2012 project. Inspired by The Encampment, elementary school students collaborated with artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan
and project facilitators to create their own `mini-Encampment’ story mapping ...
Call for Indigenous Youth Participants for the Indigenous RoutesInteractive Documentary ProjectToronto, June and July 2012 The Indigenous Routes Collective is seeking applicants for an eight-week new media project taking place in Toronto this summer. Six Indigenous youth will be selected...
U SHIFT 2.0 is the second installment of a free filmmaking program for youth, exploring self-expression and issues of social justice. Participants worked with support from LIFT facilities and professional filmmakers to create a high-quality film. The Shift The SHIFT is a Youth Film
Indigenous Youth Arts Showcase in Toronto, Canada featured young
Indigenous artists working in visual and media arts. Fifteen visual
artists and fifteen media artists under the age of 29 presented work in
this day-long event. The showcase had a spotlight on 7th Gen Alumni
Parkdale Young Writers ran Acting in Front of the Camera, a workshop
where youth had an opportunity to complete short film works. LIFT supported the project with equipment
sponsorship and membership. Parkdale Young WritersThe Parkdale Young Writers are a free writing group for 18-29 year-olds...
Arts members experienced each of the key roles on a film shoot over the
length of this six week course. Each week participants assumed a
different role - Director, Assistant Director, Videographer, Sound
Recordist, Art Director, and Grip. The objectives of this course was to...
7th Generation Image Makers seeks to connect youth with moving image making as a means for personal
expression & employment. LIFT provided editing facilities and
extensive mobile video, lighting and sound equipment for the project in 2011.
7th Generation Image Makers7th Generation...
were introduced to fundamental Non Linear editing principles and
techniques with Premiere Suite/Final Cut Pro editing software.
Participants learned introductory editing principles such as importing,
splicing, sound editing, transitions, and exporting. LIFT provided the