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

 

 

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
  LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Screening and Introduction to Dramatic Filmmaking with Sarah Goodman Screening:Partnership with LIFT, LOMMA and Fanshawe CollegeFriday, March 13, 2015Starts at 7pmMuseum London421 Ridout Street NorthLondon,...
Friday, March 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Belleville Downtown DocFest:Screening and Introduction to Dramatic Filmmaking with Igor Drljača Screening:Friday, March 6, 20157:00pmCore Arts and Cultural Centre, Prince Edward Room223 Pinnacle StreetBelleville, OntarioAdmission: $5.00 Director Igor...
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 8:00pm
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L):Screening/Artist Talk and Introduction to Dramatic Filmmaking with Igor Drljača Screening/Artist Talk:Friday, February 27, 2015Starts at 8pmMonastery Hall, Nipissing University165 Monastery RoadNorth Bay, OntarioFREE...
Monday, February 23, 2015 (All day)
Peel Alternative School North is an alternative school for students grades 9-12 in the Peel region. As part of their final assessments, students will create a documentary film of their journey through the cultural arts and design program, which includes performing on the Brampton rose stage....
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 10:00am
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Belleville Downtown DocFest:Introduction to Independent Documentary Filmmaking with Tess Girard Saturday, February 21, 201510am – 4pmBelleville Public Library254 Pinnacle StreetBelleville, Ontario $60 / $40 students at the doorOr purchase online via...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 (All day)
 LIFT ANNOUNCES THE START OF OUR FILMMENTOR PROGRAM MENTORING EIGHT EMERGING FEMALE FILMMAKERS OVER THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS Back Row: (L-R) Filmmentor Faciliator Mary Daniel, Laura White, Jade Blair, Jaene Castrillon, Thembani Mdluli, Filmmentor Coordinator Terra Jean LongFront Row: (L)...
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 10:00am
  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FILMMENTOR Creative and Professional Training for Aspiring Female Filmmakers  May 16, 2014—There is a dearth of women’s voices in independent dramatic filmmaking. The Filmmentor program aims to support and cultivate new visions and cinematic expressions...
Saturday, May 10, 2014 (All day)
 YD's Film Program Participants in LIFT's Board Room. Young Diplomats: Empowering Ethiopian Youth (aka "Young Dips" aka "YD") is a registered non-for-profit, youth-led organization committed to inspiring, mobilizing and empowering Ethiopian youth since 2006. Youth Diplomat's film...
Friday, April 4, 2014 (All day)
   HANDMADE MOVIES: DIY FILMMAKING TECHNIQUESResidency at Artscape Gibraltar PointJune 2014, Toronto This hands-on workshop, appropriate for absolute beginners and small-gauge film fanatics alike, will focus on three do-it-yourself filmmaking techniques. Facilitator: Zoë...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 (All day)
 SEEkers was an initiative developed through SKETCH Working Arts. It was an animation training session engaging young new comer women and women who have new comer experiences between the ages of 23 to 29. Together we studied and developed storyboards, learned the basics of the camera and...