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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...
Elke Marhöfer - Goethe-Institut / LIFT Residency October 2016
    LIFT AND THE GOETHE-INSTITUT TORONTO ANNOUNCE ELKE MARHÖFER OCTOBER 2016 RESIDENCY Toronto, October 13, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Goethe-Institut Toronto are pleased to announce Elke Marhöfer (Berlin) as our 2016 Goethe-LIFT Artist-in-Residence. A multi-disciplinary artist, Marhöfer has made over a dozen films over the last decade...
LIFT congratulates winners of the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
 LIFT Staff (L-R): Deputy Director Renata Mohamed, Technical Administrator Anh Dao, former Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison, Technical Coordinator Karl Reinsalu, Education Coordinator Shenaz Baksh, Executive Director Chris Kennedy and Special Projects Coordinator Terra Long.  October 7, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) would like to congratulate A...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Thanksgiving Day - Oct 10
 The LIFT office and store will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Monday, October 10th, 2016.LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, October 11th at 10:00AM. Have a happy and safe holiday. 
LIFT at ProFusion Expo 2016
    LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO AT PROFUSION 2016  Look for LIFT at this year's ProFusion 2016 Pro Imaging Expo—Booth 2128.ProFusion will take place on October 5th and 6th at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Hall E. ProFusion is about bringing together the latest technology and the brightest minds in the industry The primary mission of ProFusion is...