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Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program - Artist Talk with Leslie Supnet
   Winter 2017 Studio Immersion ProgramArtist Talk with Leslie Supnet  Join us for a free talk with artist Leslie Supnet. Leslie will be discussing her work-in-progress for the LIFT and PIX FILM Winter 2017 Studio Immersion program, as well as her ongoing moving image practice which includes analog and digital animation, found footage / collage, and experimental methodologies...
LIFT co-presents PIX Film's "A Life Like This"
  a life like this - moving images from cologneprogrammed by Henning Frederik Malz presented by PIX FILM GALLERY andthe Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)   with works byLena Ditte NissenBenjamin Ramirez PerezSimon RittmeierGonzalo RodriguezJulia Weissenberg  The program “a life like this” compiles five works spanning over the years from 2008 to 2017...
Congratulations to LIFT Member Mike Hoolboom, 2017 Governor General’s Award Winner
   L-R: Executive Director Chris Kennedy and Mike Hoolboom  March 1, 2017 Congratulations to LIFT Member Mike Hoolboom, one of the recipients of this year's Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Mike was nominated by our Executive Director, Chris Kennedy, in recognition of his career as a filmmaker and his many years in support of other filmmakers and...
LIFT Welcomes New Staff - February 2017
 February 23, 2017 New Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger  Welcome to New Technical Coordinator Timothy J. Ediger  The staff and board at LIFT would like to welcome our new Technical Coordinator Timothy J. Ediger, or “TJ” to friends and colleagues. TJ comes to us from Halifax, Nova Scotia where he worked as a Preparator and Gallery Technician for Mount St. Vincent...
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.