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Summer 2011 Workshops in Film and Video: From Start to Finish
LIFT Summer workshops are now online! - First day of registration is Tuesday May 17th at 10am.- In person registration will take priority on the first day of registration.- Current schedule is available here Free Programs No Reading After the Internet ACTRA Information Session   Filmmaking Intensives 16mm Filmmaking Intensive Super 8 Filmmaking Intensive Post Mortem Intensive...
Summer 2011 Public Orientation
 LIFT opened our new facility on Dupont Street in the Spring of 2009 and since then we have seen over 500 films and videos emerging from the centre each year. The LIFT facility offers dedicated resources for film training and production unparallel any where else in the world. We don't often have time to explain everything we do but are opening our doors for public tours of the facility and...
Winter 2011 Workshop Screening
  LIFT presents new films and works-in-progress by participants of LIFT’s Winter Super 8mm and 16mm Filmmaking Intensives. Members, non-members, friends and family all welcome to attend.   The Emmet Ray924 College Street(just east of Dovercourt Road) www.theemmetray.com  Untitled by Zoë Heyn-Jones Approx. 4 min, 16mm, silentThis work-in-progress engages with the shared...
LIFT OUT LOUD - Call for Short Script Submissions June 2011
LIFT's popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for short screenplays for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in June. Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Monday April 25th, 2011 to: E-mail: liftoutloud (at) gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD June 2011 Submission Selected non-member writers are required to join LIFT's membership Thanks...
Peter Schjeldahl's "Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art" - NRATI
 Facilitated by cheyanne turions In conjunction with Gallery TPW’s presentation of The Normal Condition of Any Communication, Peter Schjeldahl’s “Of Ourselves and of Our Origins: Subjects of Art” has been selected to compliment the exhibition. Curated by cheyanne turions, The Normal Condition of Any Communication features works that explore the potential of participating in conversations...
Hank Bull’s Notes for a Research on Hearing - NRATI
 Facilitated by Hank Bull and cheyanne turions In conjunction with the 2011 Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art, the inimitable Hank Bull has been invited to select a reading in relation to his upcoming performance with the festival.Compiled in 1987, Notes for a Research on Hearing was born of a New Year’s day conversation about the sounds we all hear in our heads. Where do...
LIFT and Images Present the 2011 Tom Berner Award to Philip Hoffman
The Tom Berner Award award, sponsored by LIFT at the Images Festival commemorates the late Tom Berner, who for many years supported and nurtured Canadian filmmakers. The award is presented annually to an individual who has provided extraordinary support to the cause of independent filmmaking in Toronto. In 2011 the Tom Berner Award is presented to Phillip Hoffman."Philip Hoffman is already one of...
Enrico Mandirola - Spring 2011 Residency Screening and Artist Talk
 Since early March 2011 Bogota based filmmaker Enrico Mandirola has been in residence at LIFT. During his stay Enrico has produced two new films on 16mm in collaboration with LIFT and Niagara Custom Lab. These new films include El cuento a 30 minute 16mm reflection on war and the short A l’aube.  The screening will be followed by an artist talk regarding his film practice, technical...
Welcome to the New LIFT Website
We have been promising it for many years and finally the new website is here. Like everything at LIFT it is a work in progress and will develop and improve with time. This project has been delayed over the years by our move, intense levels of activity and the complete collapse of the old LIFT site.  Thanks to everyone for putting up with the old site as long as you did. As you look...
LIFT OUT LOUD April 13 - Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen
LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen (Less Than Kind) with a one hour television pilot for discussion Pipeline written by Brandon Laraby Up in the frigid depths of Red Creek, Alberta the most massive oil strike in Canada's history has drawn 'em in from the world over -- turning a once small oil community into a bustling, violent...