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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...
On the Road with Jorge Lorenzo
  "'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac" by Jorge Lorenzo    Jorge Lorenzo is LIFT's Winter 2017 Artist in Residence.  The Wank (USA 2004), 16mm, b&w, silent, 1:00minBlue-up (USA 2005) 16mm, 4:30min., color, soundPINHOLE SERIES 1: Bulb (USA 2006) 16mm film installation, loop, color, silentFILM NOIR (100% Pure Black Film 1) (USA 2007) 35mm, 4:33 min., black,...
Jorge Lorenzo - Winter 2017 Artist in Residence
  LIFT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2017 ARTIST IN RESIDENCEJORGE LORENZO Toronto, December 9, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Mexican filmmaker Jorge Lorenzo has joined us in Toronto as an artist in residence from December 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017 to create a new film in his Pinhole Series. He will be showing his films on Thursday,...
2016 Holiday Closure: LIFT Store
 November 24, 2016 2016 Holiday Closure: LIFT Store The LIFT Store will be closing on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:00am.FRIDAY DECEMBER 16th IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE AND STORE WILL BE OPEN IN 2016.    Any special orders must be arranged for, paid and picked up from LIFT by Friday, December 9, 2016.  ...
2016 Holiday Closure: Discounted Rental Rates for Production Members
 November 24, 2016Holiday Closure: Discounted Rental Rates for Production Members LIFT will be closing on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:00am.FRIDAY DECEMBER 16th IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE AND STORE WILL BE OPEN IN 2016.  ANNUAL CLOSURE RENTAL SPECIALS AT LIFT  Pick up your gear on Friday, December 16, 2016 and return...
LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt
  LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt Workshop: Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pmSunday, December 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm   SAW Video, Club SAW$100 for SAW Video members ($125 non-members) Registration Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016  This intensive weekend workshop will introduce you to the process...
LIFT Touring Workshop With Belleville Downtown DocFest: Producing Independent Film
LIFT Touring Workshop With Belleville Downtown DocFest: Producing Independent Film with Tess Girard  Workshop: Saturday, December 10, 201611:00am - 5:00pm  Belleville Public Library2nd Floor Board Room$20 for students ($30 non-students)RSVP to Dug Stevenson: dug.stevenson(at)gmail.com Learn the ABCs of making indie film in this crash course in producing independent film with...
Call for Submissions: LIFT and PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program 2017
  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSLIFT and PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2017 Thematic: Hybrid Models of Filmmaking  November 25, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM are seeking applications for a new Studio Immersion Program in 2017. We are looking for applications from International and Canadian artists to re-think, research and revisit...
LIFT Welcomes New Staff - November 2016
 November 23, 2016 Rolla Tahir and Terra Jean Long   Farewell to Special Projects Coordinator Terra Jean Long and Welcome to New Education and Outreach Administrator Rolla Tahir The staff and board at LIFT would like to announce the December departure of Special Projects Coordinator Terra Jean Long and to thank her for her incredible contribution to the organization....
LIFT Production/Post-Production Support Grants - 2016
 November 15, 2016   LIFT PRODUCTION/POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT GRANT 2016  Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2016 at 5:00pmComplete grant applications must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, December 5, 2016 by mail or dropped off in person to the LIFT office. Absolutely no fax or email applications will be accepted. Printing and photocopying will not be provided by the LIFT office.)...