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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...
LIFT Artist Commission: The Madvo Collection
   CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LIFT ARTIST COMMISSION PROJECTTHE MADVO COLLECTION   September 7, 2016—In 2014 a 200-reel collection of the films and outtakes of local documentary filmmaker Jacques Madvo was donated to the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). Madvo travelled the world from the 1960s to the 1980s, shooting 16mm footage that made its way into the People and...
Fall 2016 Garage Sale - Sep 10
  Our workshop tables and cart is not for sale!  LIFT FALL 2016 GARAGE SALE Saturday, September 10, 201610:00am - 2:00pm1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue) The sale will be held in the LIFT classroom. Fall is here and with it LIFT's Technical Department is clearing out their surplus of parts gear! On Saturday September 10th, various filmic items of all sorts...
LIFT Staff Farewell - September 2016
 September 6, 2016 (L-R) Technical Coordinator Karl Reinsalu, Outgoing Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison and Technical Administrator Anh Dao.   Goodbye to Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison The staff and board at LIFT would like to announce the departure of Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison and thank him for his incredible contribution to the organization. After an...
LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab: Film Strip As Canvas
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L):Film Strip as Canvas  Workshop: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am - 4pmSunday, October 2, 2016 from 10am - 3pm Capitol Centre Theatre (basement studio).150 Main Street EastNorth Bay, Ontario Members/ Students: $40.00General: $60.00*Includes all materials  Pre-registration and payment in...
LIFT Shortlisted for Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
 LIFT Shortlisted for Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts  September 6, 2016—Government of Ontario: Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced that twelve finalists have been shortlisted for the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Ontario's arts community and its contributions to a strong, vibrant culture...
Call for Applications: LIFT Syrian Youth Filmmentor
   CALL FOR APPLICATIONSLIFT SYRIAN YOUTH FILMMENTOR August 28, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the call for applications for Syrian Youth Filmmentor. LIFT will be offering a series of workshops for six young Syrian newcomers to learn the craft of filmmaking. These workshops will offer step-by-step guidance through the...