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LIFT Office and Store Closed for Family Day - Feb 20
  The LIFT office and store will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20th, 2017.  LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00AM. 
Screenwriters Circle - Feb 15
 The LIFT Screenwriters Circle meets on the third Wednesday of each month to facilitate skill-sharing, supportive critique and moving member scripts from the page to the screen. The group is open to all LIFT members.  No experience is necessary, just a passion for words and images and a dream to one day see them on screen. Through monthly meetings members create a welcoming and...
Leslie Supnet - Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program
    LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST RESIDENT IN THE STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—LESLIE SUPNET  Toronto, February 7, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that local filmmaker Leslie Supnet is now in residence as our first filmmaker in the new Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation. The...
Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program
    LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants Toronto, February 2, 2017—Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 13 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) workshops...
LIFT co-presents "Couples Night" program at the Toronto Black Film Festival
  LIFT co-presents at the 2017 Toronto Black Film FestivalCouples NightDirected by Mark Harris When a bored but quirky housewife becomes obsessed with her argumentative neighbors, she starts a Couples Night that sends her mild mannered husband into a tailspin. 
LIFT co-presents "Reid Diamond: Echoes" program at the 8 Fest
   LIFT co-presents at the 2017 8 Fest.Reid Diamond: Echoes   Super 8, silent, 1986-2001Musical accompaniment by Don Rooke and Paul Pasmore  "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."—Carl SandburgReid Diamond (February 1958-February 2001) was inspired by the sublime and the mysterious where bleakness and abandoned structures are incised with lines composed and...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Half Day - Jan 30
 January 18, 2017 Satyajit Ray's "Mahanagar" Following up on our survey from last month the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be meeting to discuss the results for our strategic plan. As a result the office and store will be closed for a half day on Monday, January 30, 2017 starting at 1:30pm. We will be opened from 10am to 1:30pm and closed for the rest...
COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and Mexico
  Short by Dairo Cervantes   COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and MexicoProgram curated by Jorge Lorenzo for the LIFT Artist Residency    Jorge Lorenzo is LIFT's Winter 2017 Artist in Residence. "I have travelled to and fro between Bogota (Colombia) and Monterrey (Mexico) from 2007 to 2015 more or less. This was a priceless opportunity that broaden my...
LIFT 2016 Planning Survey
  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Sidney Poitier in "To Sir, with Love"  Dear LIFT Community, After exciting and intense growth as an organization these past few years, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is developing a new strategic plan. We intend to assess where we are as an organization and where our members and the larger community want us to be. To...
Executive Director's 2016 Year End Message
 December 12, 2016 Image Credit: Skaters on the Don near Riverdale Park. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 461  We're just about to wrap up our 35th year here at LIFT, with lots of activity, wonderful international guests, great community collaborations and many exciting films made by our members. This year, we are especially proud of our Film Access program that...