LIFT provides affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment for non-commercial film, video and new media projects. LIFT's equipment rental program strives to make otherwise expensive production resources accessible to the broadest pool of media makers.
LIFT does NOT rent equipment and/or facilities to non-members.
Equipment rentals are available to all production and organizational members in good standing. LIFT bills weekends as 1.5 days (Friday to Monday), and weekly (7 days) rentals at 4 days. A one day rental is picked up on day one, shooting takes place day two and is returned day three (e.g. A rental picked up Monday for a Tuesday shoot and returned Wednesday is a one day rental).
All production members coming to pick-up gear must provide a current photo ID (valid driver's license or passport, NO health cards).
Equipment Pick-Ups: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Equipment Returns: 10:00am - 12:00noon
The LIFT Store carries a wide variety of film stocks (specializing in Regular 8, Super 8 and 16mm) and supplies for all formats at economical rates. The LIFT Store is available to the general public, non-member rates apply to all public sales.
The use of LIFT equipment and facilities constitutes a form of production assistance to the filmmaker by LIFT, and as such LIFT must be fully acknowledged and credited in the title and/or credit sequence of any film, video, or new media production receiving such assistance. LIFT logos are avilable here.
If you are a member that has not rented equipment from LIFT before, it is strongly advised that you read our rental policy before making a booking.
If you are working on a commercial or non-independent production we recommend you contact one or more of Toronto's great commercial rental houses for assistance. For commercial rental houses and other service providers please see the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) production guide here.