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

 

 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt Workshop: Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pmSunday, December 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm   SAW Video, Club SAW$100 for SAW Video members ($125 non-members) Registration Deadline...
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00am
LIFT Touring Workshop With Belleville Downtown DocFest: Producing Independent Film with Tess Girard  Workshop: Saturday, December 10, 201611:00am - 5:00pm  Belleville Public Library2nd Floor Board Room$20 for students ($30 non-students)RSVP to Dug Stevenson: dug.stevenson(at)gmail....
Saturday, October 15, 2016 (All day)
 Picture (L-R): Hanan Nanaa, Taiba Najjar, Heba Diab, Sarah Lazakani and Nour Lazakani.     Toronto, November 3, 2016—The staff at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are excited to welcome five Syrian newcomer youth to our facilities to participate in the...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:30am
LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Alt-PrintsWorkshop: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 10:30am - 1pmH.B. Beal High School (Beal Art program)525 Dundas Street, London, ONFree for H.B. Beal High School StudentsIn this workshop, participants will be exposed to two...
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L):Film Strip as Canvas  Workshop: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am - 4pmSunday, October 2, 2016 from 10am - 3pm Capitol Centre Theatre (basement studio).150 Main Street EastNorth Bay, Ontario ...
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...
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:00am
   CALL FOR APPLICATIONSLIFT SYRIAN YOUTH FILMMENTOR August 28, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the call for applications for Syrian Youth Filmmentor. LIFT will be offering a series of workshops for six young Syrian newcomers...
Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA): Introduction to After Effects Workshop: Saturday, August 6, 201610am - 4pm Fanshawe CollegeRoom M20281001 Fanshawe College Boulevard Members/ Students: $20.00General: $30.00  Pre-...
Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 1:00pm
 Leslie Supnet and Eva Kolcze (both with cool sunglasses) with participants during 2015 BIG on Bloor.  LIFT co-presents "Drawing on Film" Activity at the 2016 BIG on Bloor Festivalwith Eva Kolcze and Leslie Supnet Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 1pm – 6pmSunday, July 24, 2016...
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...