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

 

 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (All day)
      CALL FOR APPLICANTS:LIFT, INNIS COLLEGE and CINEMA STUDIES INSTITUTE’sINAUGURAL FILMMAKING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Toronto, August 2, 2017—Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? In an effort to foster independent filmmaking, the Liaison of Independent...
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00am
  Participants and facilitators from LIFT's Syrian Youth Filmmentor  CALL FOR APPLICANTS:LIFT NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR  Toronto, August 10, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the call for applications for Newcomer Filmmentor...
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am
   LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video Media Arts Centre:Filming Dance: Movement on Film Workshop:Saturday, July 8, 201710am - 6pmEd Video Media Arts Centre404 York RoadGuelph, Ontario  Cost: $100.00 + HSTPre-registration and payment in full is required: angus(at)edvideo.org...
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 8:15am
 LIFT Touring Workshop with LOMAA: Digital Storytelling with Animated Gifs Workshop:Monday, May 29, 20178:15am – 12:15pm H. B. Beal High School 525 Dundas Street London, Ontario In this workshop participants will be introduced to new modes of creating moving images - utilizing...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 11:00am
    LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video Media Arts Centre: Cut-Out Animation Techniques  Workshop:Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, 201711am - 5pmEd Video Media Arts Centre404 York RoadGuelph, Ontario Cost: $185.00Pre-registration and payment in full is required: angus(at)...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 (All day)
 Filmmaker Eva Kolcze inspecting some 16mm film. Photo by Spencer Barclay.   THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)ANNOUNCES THE SPRING 2017 SEASON OF ONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS      Toronto, April 5, 2017—The Liaison of Independent...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (All day)
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Cultural Industries North Ontario (CION):Green Screen   Workshop:Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25, 2017Querney's Office Plus67 Elm Street Sudbury, Ontario Cost: Free for NOMFA Conference registrants  Enrollment is limited to 10 ...
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am
   LIFT Touring Workshop With Near North Mobile Media Lab: Memory Movies: Remixing North Bay's Visual Archive  Workshop: Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pmSunday, May 21, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm    $50 for N2M2L members$60 non-members To register: http://n2m2l....
Thursday, February 2, 2017 (All day)
     Call for Participants and Scholarship ApplicantsFILM FOR ARTISTS: SITE AND CYCLE 201716mm and Super 8mm Filmmaking Residency Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islandswww.filmforartists.comFacilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones and Eva KolczeProgram Dates: June 19 - 26 ,...
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am
 LIFT Touring Workshop with LOMAA: Stop Motion Animation   Workshop:Friday, April 28, 201710am – 3pm H. B. Beal High School 525 Dundas Street London, Ontario  While most commercial animation is done using completed artwork, whether drawings or digital images, many of...