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

 

Friday, February 18, 2011 (All day)
Participants learned basic filmmaking skills and created a short film with Media Creatorz. Workshops were hosted by Aboriginal filmmakers Miles Turner and Amanda Strong. The Media CreatorZ project involves a series of weekly workshops for ten Native youth in Toronto on the topic of...
Friday, February 18, 2011 (All day)
Sponsored by the Female Eye Film Festival, LIFT and ANDPVA, the Student Super 8 Filmmaking workshop allows eight emerging indigenous female filmmakers to create a film on Super 8 film. The works were overseen by mentors Jules Koostchin, Amanda Strong and Peggy Anne Burton and premiered at the WARC...
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 (All day)
For the International Year of Youth, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canada Council for the Arts launched a video project for young Canadians based on the 2010 International Year of Youth theme, “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.”  Canadian Commission for UNESCO Youth Advisory...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 (All day)
 Participants learned basic filmmaking skills and created a short film with Media Creatorz. Workshops were hosted by Aboriginal filmmakers Miles Turner and Amanda Strong. The Media CreatorZ project involves a series of weekly workshops for ten Native youth in Toronto on the topic of...
Friday, October 1, 2010 (All day)
 From October 13th-20th 2010 a group of youth called Vibrant Voices represented the media arts program at St. Alban's Boys and Girls club in traveling to Kingston, to document a grass roots arts festival called Manifesto Jamaica. LIFT supported this project through mentorship and facilities....
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 (All day)
Woodgreen Youth Settlement Services provides support to newcomers to Canada. LIFT facilitated a Super 8mm workshop for ten newcomer youth. Participants divided into small groups to shoot Super 8mm film projects. The film was processed and transferred, and the groups learned to use Final Cut Pro to...
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (All day)
UforChange provides community support to young residents of St. Jamestown. The organization provides dozens of art-based workshops in music, dance, fashion, photography and filmmaking throughout the year. As a part of this ongoing series LIFT facilitated workshops in Super 8mm and HD filmmaking....
Thursday, October 21, 2010 (All day)
At the 11th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2010), eight indigenous youth had the opportunity to collaboratively produce short films using "Machinima", or machine cinema, in online virtual environments where characters and locations can be produced and animated. With the assistance...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 (All day)
 LIFT provided access to our digital classroom to a group of twenty newcomer youth for their work on the Huellas Urbana Project. The students learned to use Photoshop CS4 and worked in LIFT’s digital classroom for two weeks creating a photo project. They also received use of LIFT’s HD video...
Thursday, July 1, 2010 (All day)
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 2010.   7th Generation Image Makers7th Generation...