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LIFT announces American Visiting Artist Anna Kipervaser
   LIFT ANNOUNCES AMERICAN VISITING ARTIST ANNA KIPERVASER   Toronto, July 11, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Anna Kipervaser has joined us from Durham, North Carolina as a visiting artist from July 4 to August 2, 2017 to work on an on-going multipart 16mm experimental film translating the Quran from Arabic into...
In Reflection: The Films of Cecilia Araneda
 What Comes Between The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to presentIn Reflection: The Films of Cecilia Araneda  Cecilia Araneda in person On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 7:00pm at PIX Film Gallery (1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C), Cecilia Araneda will present a screening of her films and video. Hailing from Winnipeg, Araneda is in town as the inaugural...
Cecilia Araneda - 2017 Roberto Ariganello National Residency
  LIFT ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL WINNER OF THE ROBERTO ARIGANELLO AWARDCECILIA ARANEDA   Toronto, July 7, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Winnipeg filmmaker Cecilia Araneda has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Award. The awards honours the legacy of Roberto Ariganello, the late LIFT...
LIFT co-presents Film Projector Restoration Day with Pleasure Dome
  Film Projector Restoration Day Do you have an 8mm, super 8 or 16mm film projector sitting at home that you would love to use, but doesn’t work? Is it in need of a replacement bulb or belt? Is it operational, but covered in dust and you’re nervous to run film through it? Do you want to learn some basic maintenance tips for your projector so that you can get more use out of it in...
LIFT Welcomes New Staff - Summer 2017
 June 29, 2017  (L-R) Sina Dolati, Polina Teif, and Kieran Maraj  LIFT Welcomes New Staff - Summer 2017 Welcome to New Summer 2017 Education and Outreach Assistant, Technical Assistant and Technical Assistant, Digital Interfaces Sina Dolati is our new Education and Outreach Assistant this summer at LIFT. He will be assisting our Education and Outreach Coordinator...
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,...
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...