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

 

 

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...
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00am
   LIFT Touring Workshop with Downtown DocFest in Belleville: Camera Theory for Independent Filmmakers Workshop:Saturday, July 18, 201510am - 6pmCore Arts and Culture Centre223 Pinnacle StreetBelleville, Ontario Cost: General $70 / Students $50(Pre-registration is required)...
Saturday, July 4, 2015 (All day)
Unravel is a collective of individuals seeking to diversify the media industry through accessible programming for young women.The Unravel Film Project is a 5 month program for young women of colour ages 14-18 residing or going to school in East Scarborough. During this program, participants will be...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Anywhere Creator Space in Sudbury:Short Dramatic Film Writing Workshop: Sunday, June 28, 2015 10am – 5:30pmAnywhere Creator Space185 Lorne StreetSudbury, Ontario Cost: General $50 / Students + Members $40(Pre-registration required: anyone(at)...
Saturday, June 6, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Open Documentary with Noé Rodríguez Workshop:Saturday, June 6, 201510am – 4pm121 Studios121 Dundas StreetLondon, Ontario  In this part lecture-based, part hands-on workshop, we will discuss a DIY or...
Thursday, February 19, 2015 (All day)
   THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)ANNOUNCES ONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS Toronto, February 19, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that over the next three years we will be partnering with media arts...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 (All day)
POV 3rd Street focuses on providing high quality media training and career mentorship to marginizalized youth in the GTA in order to enhance their ability to secure entry-level work in the media sector. The POV 3rd Street media training program is an intensive 20-week program open to...
Thursday, February 26, 2015 (All day)
 Feburary 26, 2015 Modern Island by Eva Kolcze, 2012  FILM FOR ARTISTS: SITE AND CYCLEResidency at Artscape Gibraltar PointJune 2015, Toronto This hands-on filmmaking workshop, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film enthusiasts alike, will focus on...