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

 

 

Saturday, June 18, 2011 (All day)
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...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 (All day)
The Shift worked at LIFT to give their youth participants an understanding of editing on Final Cut Pro and hands on learning with the software.  With the help of LIFT facilities, the youth learned quickly and worked diligently to create the first cut of their own documentary they had shot...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 (All day)
Over three sessions, LIFT instructors taught fundamental camera, sound and lighting skills to members of Workman Arts undertaking their own video projects.  Workman Arts Founded in 1988 the Workman Arts Project of Ontario (Workman Arts) on the principle that the creative process is...
Monday, May 2, 2011 (All day)
The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada worked with LIFT to record voice-overs for the It's Your Move program. Voice-over will be used online to make the program more accessible for those who learn through hearing rather than reading.   It’s Your Move It’s Your Move is a nationwide...
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...