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, 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...
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Belleville Downtown DocFest:Short Dramatic Film Writing Workshop:Saturday, October 24, 201510am - 5pmBelleville Public Library254 Pinnacle StreetBelleville, Ontario Cost: General $50 / Students $30Enrollment is limited to: 8(Pre-registration is...
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association:Process Cinema with Phil Hoffman and Eva Kolcze Workshop:Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 201510am - 6pmFanshawe College Main Campus1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.A Building, RM A1023  Members/...
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:30am
  LIFT Touring Master Class with Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) and Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Finding your Path in Fiction Filmmaking: A Discussion with Adam Garnet Jones (Director, Fire Song) Thursday, September 24, 201510:30am - 1:...
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
  LIFT Touring Master Class with Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION) and Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival Connecting Communities through Documentary Film:A Discussion with Victoria Lean (Director, After the Last River)  Wednesday, September 23, 20152:...
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L) Process Cinema with Philip Hoffman and Eva Kolcze  Workshop:Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20, 201510am - 6pmCanadore CollegeRoom C125ANorth Bay, Ontario Members/ Students: $65General: $85Cost...
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 11:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Belleville Downtown DocFest:Grant Writing for Arts Councils with Chris Gehman Workshop:Saturday, September 19, 201511:00am – 4:00pmBelleville Downtown DocFest254 Pinnacle StreetBelleville, ON Members/ Students: $20General: $30Enrolment is limited to...
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:30am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Grant Writing for Arts Councils with Chris Gehman Workshop:Saturday, September 12, 201510:30am – 3:30pmLondon Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA)355 Clarence StreetLondon, Ontario LIFT and LOMAA...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 (All day)
    THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)ANNOUNCES THE SUMMER 2015 SEASON OFONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS  Toronto, June 11, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the summer 2015 season of the Ontario touring...