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.
 
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, 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...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (All day)
This intensive course allows participants to learn all the main aspects of filmmaking and complete a short one-minute Super 8mm film. Participants will learn through a series of workshops the basics of filmmaking and the important fundamentals of writing, Super 8mm camera operation, directing and...
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
   LIFT co-presents "Drawing on Film" Activity at the 2015 BIG on Bloor Festivalwith Eva Kolcze and Leslie Supnet Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 1pm – 7pmSunday, August 23, 2015 from 12pm – 6pmBloor Street West (between Dufferin Street and Lansdowne Avenue) *** LIFT's area...
Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video Media Arts Centre: Cut-Out Animation Techniques  Workshop:Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 201510am - 4pmEd Video Media Arts Centre404 York RoadGuelph, Ontario Cost: $185.00Pre-registration and payment in full is required: angus(at)...
Monday, July 20, 2015 (All day)
Upfront Theatre Foundation is a non-profit organization serving children, students, youth and women in the Jane and Finch community and surrounding areas. The mandate of Upfront Theatre is to organize and produce cultural, educational and social programs using arts and multi-media to sensitize the...
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Anywhere Creator Space: Camera Theory for Independent Filmmakers  Workshop:Saturday, July 25, 201510am - 6pmAnywhere Creator Space185 Lorne StreetSudbury, Ontario Cost: General $70 / Members + Students $50(Pre-registration through Eventbrite is...