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.
Parkdale Young Writers ran Acting in Front of the Camera, a workshop where youth had an opportunity to complete short film works. LIFT supported the project with equipment sponsorship and membership. Parkdale Young WritersThe Parkdale Young Writers are a free writing group for 18-29 year-olds...
Arts members experienced each of the key roles on a film shoot over the
length of this six week course. Each week participants assumed a
different role - Director, Assistant Director, Videographer, Sound
Recordist, Art Director, and Grip. The objectives of this course was to...
7th Generation Image Makers seeks to connect youth with moving image making as a means for personal
expression & employment. LIFT provided editing facilities and
extensive mobile video, lighting and sound equipment for the project in 2011.
7th Generation Image Makers7th Generation...
were introduced to fundamental Non Linear editing principles and
techniques with Premiere Suite/Final Cut Pro editing software.
Participants learned introductory editing principles such as importing,
splicing, sound editing, transitions, and exporting. LIFT provided the
with LIFT instructors, Harmony Movement organized editing workshops
over the summer in and around Crescent Town, Rexdale and Jane/Finch. In
an intensive program, youth worked with a facilitator to create visual
stories about the issues and experiences they face in their
LIFT organized a Super 8mm workshop for Braeburn Neighbourhood Place in the summer of 2011. Small groups each completed a film, starting with a Super 8mm workshop with facilitators in Rexdale and a digital editing lesson at LIFT. Braeburn Neighbourhood Place and Boys & Girls Club provides...
LIFT organized a Super 8mm workshop for Braeburn
Neighbourhood Place in the summer of 2011. Braeburn
Neighbourhood Place and Boys & Girls Club provides programs and services
for children, youth and families in the Rexdale Community. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada
(BGCC) is a...
In September 2010 LIFT was
awarded funding through Canada Council for the Arts to initiate an innovative
film and video production pilot program in the
Toronto District School System. Partnering with media teacher David Lush at
Bloor Collegiate Institute, LIFT brings film and video expertise into...
Facilitated by LIFT, participants shot interviews for a public awareness campaign to challenge assumptions as to what a Canadian looks like or what makes up Canadian culture. The ten youth participants will create short videos bringing attention to the idea that who is considered Canadian and who...