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Discounted Rates for Colour and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Output Suite
 February 15, 2017 *** DISCOUNTED RATES UNTIL SPRING 2017 *** From February 15 through May 8, 2017 LIFT will be offering a discounted rental rate for our Colour Finishing and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) Output suite.  Note: Rentals are only available to Production Members.  Sporting a full licence of DaVinci Resolve 12 and easyDCP with full license with Key Delivery...
Film For Artists: Site and Cycle - 2017 Residency
     Call for Participants and Scholarship ApplicantsFILM FOR ARTISTS: SITE AND CYCLE 201716mm and Super 8mm Filmmaking Residency Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Islandswww.filmforartists.comFacilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones and Eva KolczeProgram Dates: June 19 - 26 , 2017  EXTENDED Scholarship Application Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017  This hands-on...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Family Day - Feb 20
  The LIFT office and store will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20th, 2017.  LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00AM. 
Leslie Supnet - Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program
    LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST RESIDENT IN THE STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—LESLIE SUPNET  Toronto, February 7, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that local filmmaker Leslie Supnet is now in residence as our first filmmaker in the new Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Foundation. The...
Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program - EXTENDED
    LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants Toronto, February 2, 2017—Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 13 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) workshops...
LIFT co-presents "Couples Night" program at the Toronto Black Film Festival
  LIFT co-presents at the 2017 Toronto Black Film FestivalCouples NightDirected by Mark Harris When a bored but quirky housewife becomes obsessed with her argumentative neighbors, she starts a Couples Night that sends her mild mannered husband into a tailspin. 
LIFT co-presents "Reid Diamond: Echoes" program at the 8 Fest
   LIFT co-presents at the 2017 8 Fest.Reid Diamond: Echoes   Super 8, silent, 1986-2001Musical accompaniment by Don Rooke and Paul Pasmore  "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."—Carl SandburgReid Diamond (February 1958-February 2001) was inspired by the sublime and the mysterious where bleakness and abandoned structures are incised with lines composed and...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Half Day - Jan 30
 January 18, 2017 Satyajit Ray's "Mahanagar" Following up on our survey from last month the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be meeting to discuss the results for our strategic plan. As a result the office and store will be closed for a half day on Monday, January 30, 2017 starting at 1:30pm. We will be opened from 10am to 1:30pm and closed for the rest...
COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and Mexico
  Short by Dairo Cervantes   COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and MexicoProgram curated by Jorge Lorenzo for the LIFT Artist Residency    Jorge Lorenzo is LIFT's Winter 2017 Artist in Residence. "I have travelled to and fro between Bogota (Colombia) and Monterrey (Mexico) from 2007 to 2015 more or less. This was a priceless opportunity that broaden my...
LIFT 2016 Planning Survey
  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Sidney Poitier in "To Sir, with Love"  Dear LIFT Community, After exciting and intense growth as an organization these past few years, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is developing a new strategic plan. We intend to assess where we are as an organization and where our members and the larger community want us to be. To...