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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.)...
LIFT welcomes newcomers to Syrian Youth Filmmentor program
 Picture (L-R): Hanan Nanaa, Taiba Najjar, Heba Diab, Sarah Lazakani and Nour Lazakani.     Toronto, November 3, 2016—The staff at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are excited to welcome five Syrian newcomer youth to our facilities to participate in the Syrian Youth Filmmentor, during which five participants will learn all the main aspects of filmmaking...
LIFT co-presents "Workman Arts Shorts" at Rendezvous with Madness
  LIFT co-presents the "Workman Arts Shorts Program"at the 2016 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival  A very special program of new works by the membership of the Rendezvous With Madness's parent organization Workman Arts (WA). WA is an arts and mental health organization known internationally for its artistic collaborations, presentations, knowledge exchange, best practices...
LIFT co-presents TAIS' Talk/Screening with Estonian Animator Priit Tender
  The House of Unconsciousness by Priit Tender  LIFT co-presents the Toronto Animated Image Society's"Welcome to the House of Unconsciousness"Artist Talk and Screening with Estonian Animator Priit Tender  Join TAIS for an afternoon with Priit Tender, Estonian master animator and international award winner.  TAIS is very pleased to welcome Priit Tender to Toronto....
Becoming Sensor in Sentient Worlds: Elke Marhöfer and Natasha Myers
        The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) co-present Becoming Sensor in Sentient Worlds: Elke Marhöfer and Natasha Myers  2016 Goethe-LIFT Artist-in-Residence Elke Marhöfer in conversation with Natasha Myers Elke Marhöfer (Berlin) is the 2016 Goethe Institute and LIFT Artist-in-Residence. A multi-disciplinary artist, Marhöfer has made over...
LIFT co-presents "Fresh Takes" program at imagineNATIVE
   Heidi Lost by Jamie Whitecrow   LIFT co-presents at the 2016 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival."Fresh Takes" Program  New voices take centre stage in this programme of four World Premieres that had their start at imagineNATIVE! Featuring three short works created as part of our annual Commissioning Series and the winner of our 2014 Documentary Pitch...
Elke Marhöfer: Shape Shifting
  "Primate Colors," 2015   The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present Elke Marhöfer: Shape ShiftingPresented as part of THE FREE SCREEN at TIFF 2016 Goethe-LIFT Artist-in-Residence Elke Marhöfer in attendance Rearticulating elements of anthropology and documentary, the films of Elke Marhöfer often explore the concept of affective ecology...