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LIFT Office and Store Closed for Canada Day - Jul 3
  The LIFT office and store will be closed for the Canada Day holiday on Monday, July 3rd, 2017. LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00AM. 
LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video: Filming Dance - Movement on Film
   LIFT Touring Workshop with Ed Video Media Arts Centre:Filming Dance: Movement on Film Workshop:Saturday, July 8, 201710am - 6pmEd Video Media Arts Centre404 York RoadGuelph, Ontario  Cost: $100.00 + HSTPre-registration and payment in full is required: angus(at)edvideo.org Bonus: Participants of this session may attend the Intro to Shooting Video workshop at no costAlso...
Cherry Ripe: Super 8mm and 16mm Films by Cherry Kino
 The Garden of Polymitas Cherry Ripe: Super 8mm and 16mm Films by Cherry Kino Martha Jurksaitis (aka Cherry Kino) is LIFT's Summer 2017 Artist in Residence.   Jurksaitis will present a screening of her work.Full program TBA. Martha Jurksaitis aka Cherry Kino (London, 1981) is an analogue artist filmmaker whose early years were spent looking through kaleidoscopes,...
Screenwriters Circle - Jun 21
 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...
LIFT co-presents "Hidden Presences" program at aluCine
    LIFT co-presents "Hidden Presences"at the 2017 aluCine Toronto Latin Film + Media Arts Festival. From his home in El Paso, Willie Varela has been making personal, experimental moving image work since 1971. The films and videos collected in this program are a sampling of Varela’s massive body of work, and include environmental portraits, experiments with abstract light...
LIFT co-presents Willie Varela Artist Talk at Pix Film Gallery
   The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto co-presentsWillie Varela: Who Are You? Who Are We? Sunday, June 11, 2017Pix Film Gallery1411 Dufferin Street, Unit CToronto, OntarioFREE Admission  Join Willie Varela, legendary experimental film and video artist, for this artist talk, co-presented by Pix Film Gallery, the aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival and the...
Martha Jurksaitis - Summer 2017 Artist in Residence
  LIFT ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2017 ARTIST IN RESIDENCEMARTHA JURKSAITIS (CHERRY KINO)  Toronto, June 1, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Martha Jurksaitis (aka Cherry Kino) has joined us from Yorkshire as a visiting artist from May 23 to June 23, 2017 to work on completing a new 16mm film revolving around Mexican myth of the...
LIFT Touring Workshop with LOMAA: Digital Storytelling with Animated Gifs
 LIFT Touring Workshop with LOMAA: Digital Storytelling with Animated Gifs Workshop:Monday, May 29, 20178:15am – 12:15pm H. B. Beal High School 525 Dundas Street London, Ontario In this workshop participants will be introduced to new modes of creating moving images - utilizing animated gifs to generate short narratives. With examples from contemporary artists including Lorna...
LIFT co-presents "Local Heroes" program at Inside Out
  The Inherent Traits of Connor James by Ally Pankiw  LIFT co-presents at the 2017 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. Summer camp songs, surrogacy, best friends, bondage, and bathhouses. Inside Out's annual showcase of our local queeros highlights creativity, talent and imagination of artists from The 6ix. What About Shelley by Kyle ReaumeI want to kill myself by...
(Extended) Call for Submissions: LIFT Round-Up 2016
     LIFT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSMEMBERS' ROUND-UP 2016 Toronto, April 26, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces its Call for Submissions for its annual Members’ Round-Up. LIFT is a member-driven non-profit organization that provides affordable access to equipment, education and space for those who want to make films, out of a passion...