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, 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...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:00am
     LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association:16mm Bolex and Black and White Hand Processing  Workshop:Friday, April 21, 201710am – 4pmLondon Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMMA)London, Ontario The Bolex provides a great introduction to...
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 9:00am
    LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontarion Media Arts Association: Stop Motion Animation   Workshop:Saturday, April 15, 20179am - 2pmLondon Ontarion Media Arts Association1001 Fanshawe College BoulevardLondon, Ontario Cost: Free This workshop is for the Girl Guides...
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....