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LIFT announces Danish Visiting Artist Tinne Zenner
    LIFT ANNOUNCES DANISH VISITING ARTISTTINNE ZENNER  Toronto, April 20, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Tinne Zenner has joined us from Copenhagen as a visiting artist from April 10 to May 21, 2017 to work on completing a film that she shot this winter in Greenland, while attending a residency at Nuuk Art Museum....
Personal Health Insurance for Individual LIFT Members
     Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Personal Health Insurance for LIFT Members Through the Arts & Entertainment Plan® We are pleased to announced that through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)’s organizational membership with Media Arts Network of Ontario / Réseau des arts médiatiques de l’Ontario (MANO | RAMO) individual LIFT members are now...
LIFT announces Ontario Touring Filmmaking Workshops - Spring 2017 Season
 Filmmaker Eva Kolcze inspecting some 16mm film. Photo by Spencer Barclay.   THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)ANNOUNCES THE SPRING 2017 SEASON OF ONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS      Toronto, April 5, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the spring season of the Ontario touring filmmaking...
LIFT co-presents "Maison du bonheur" at Hot Docs
   LIFT co-presents Maison du bonheurat the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival  Maison du bonheurDir. Sofia Bohdanowicz Wednesday May 3 @ 8:45 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 4Thursday May 4 @ 10:15 AM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3Friday May 5 @ 3:45 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3  In 30 carefully constructed segments, Maison du bonheur paints an endearing...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Good Friday - Apr 14
 The LIFT office and store will be closed for Good Friday on Friday, April 14, 2017. LIFT will reopen on Monday, April 17 (Easter Monday) at 10:00AM. 
LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2017 Mentorship Announcement
  2017 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Samay Arcentales Cajas  Toronto, March 29, 2017—imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Kichwa (Ecuador) artist Samay Arcentales Cajas is the recipient of the 13th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship...
Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program - Artist Talk with Leslie Supnet
   Winter 2017 Studio Immersion ProgramArtist Talk with Leslie Supnet  Join us for a free talk with artist Leslie Supnet. Leslie will be discussing her work-in-progress for the LIFT and PIX FILM Winter 2017 Studio Immersion program, as well as her ongoing moving image practice which includes analog and digital animation, found footage / collage, and experimental methodologies...
LIFT co-presents PIX Film's "A Life Like This"
  a life like this - moving images from cologneprogrammed by Henning Frederik Malz presented by PIX FILM GALLERY andthe Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)   with works byLena Ditte NissenBenjamin Ramirez PerezSimon RittmeierGonzalo RodriguezJulia Weissenberg  The program “a life like this” compiles five works spanning over the years from 2008 to 2017...
Congratulations to LIFT Member Mike Hoolboom, 2017 Governor General’s Award Winner
   L-R: Executive Director Chris Kennedy and Mike Hoolboom  March 1, 2017 Congratulations to LIFT Member Mike Hoolboom, one of the recipients of this year's Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Mike was nominated by our Executive Director, Chris Kennedy, in recognition of his career as a filmmaker and his many years in support of other filmmakers and...
LIFT Welcomes New Staff - February 2017
 February 23, 2017 New Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger  Welcome to New Technical Coordinator Timothy J. Ediger  The staff and board at LIFT would like to welcome our new Technical Coordinator Timothy J. Ediger, or “TJ” to friends and colleagues. TJ comes to us from Halifax, Nova Scotia where he worked as a Preparator and Gallery Technician for Mount St. Vincent...