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LIFT Fall 2011 Workshop Season Now Online
LIFT's FALL 2011 FILM, VIDEO and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPSNow online! Registration opens on Tuesday September 13th, 2011 at 10am.Register in person at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street) with cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard or Amex or register by telephone with a credit card: 416-588-6444. Fees must be paid in full to confirm registration. Free Programs LIFT Fall Open House Information Session...
Anton Vidokle’s New York Conversations - NRATI
 September's No Reading After the Internet salon series features a special presentation of Anton Vidokle’s film New York Conversations (2010, 64 minutes, 16mm-to-video)  Facilitated by Melanie O’Brian and cheyanne turions    Following the screening, the audience is invited to stay and discuss topics raised in the film over drinks at the Camera Bar. This conversation...
Fall 2011 Open House - Tuesday September 20 7pm-9pm
FALL 2011 OPEN HOUSE LIFT's facility opened on Dupont Street in the spring of 2009. This building offers dedicated resources for film training and production. We are opening our doors for public tours of the facility. This is a perfect opportunity to find out what's happening at the centre, including equipment, membership and our upcoming Fall 2011 workshop season.  Tuesday, September...
Tension vs. Meditation: Contemporary Japanese Animation
Varfix by Kotaro Tanaka As part of his summer 2011 residency at LIFT Tomonari Nishikawa will present a program of contemporary Japanese animation curated for this residency. The screening showcases a body of contemporary short videos by Japanese artists, ranging from a timelapse video to a drawing animation, and a personal documentary to an abstract video. The program begins with Shiho...
Feminist Art Gallery + LIFT co-present "New and Lesser Known Works" by Alison S. M. Kobayashi
  Feminist Art Gallery + LIFT co-present New and Lesser Known Works Alison S. M. Kobayashi www.asmk.ca  A video screening and artist talk including early works and rarely seen videos by Alison S. M. Kobayashi such as; Eat Your Words and Period 4L, along with new video, Hungry Kitty, and a 16mm short made with the support of LIFT's Poetry...
LIFT co-presents "Footed Tadpoles" at Shinsedai 2011
 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) andthe Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2011 co-presents Footed Tadpoles ( 脚の生えたおたまじゃくし)Dir. Tomoya Maeno脚の生えたおたまじゃくし (Ashi no haeta otamajakushi)2009, 76 minutes Synopsis:Toru (Tomoya Maeno) is a bumbling junior high school student. One day he and his friend are doing what teenage boys do best – spying on teenage girls with a...
Tomonari Nishikawa - Summer 2011 Artist in Residence
 LIFT announced today that Japanese, upstate New York based Tomonari Nishikawa will be in Toronto participating in LIFT’s international artist-in-residence program. This program, aimed at international filmmakers, focuses on the production of film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their local region. Tomonari’s schedule will feature...
New Equipment Acquisitions: Sony F3 and Zeiss Compact Primes
LIFT is pleased to announce we have acquired a Sony PMW-F3 digital cinema camera package and Zeiss Compact Prime CP2 four lens prime kit for rental to members. The F3 is a  Super 35mm CMOS sensor based camera system that supports PL mount cine lenses and 1920 x 1080 full-HD recording to SxS cards. The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are available in PL mount as standard and can also be rented...
Tomonari Nishikawa and the "Birth of Tragedy" - NRATI
 July’s reading: An excerpt from Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy   Tomonari Nishikawa in attendance In conjunction with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s summer residency, visiting artist Tomonari Nishikawa has been invited to select a reading in relation to filmmaking practice. Nishikawa’s 2003 film Apollo will be screened as part of the evening’s...
Spike Milligan’s “The Goon Show” - NRATI
 Facilitated by Amy Lam, Jon McCurley and cheyanne turions In conjunction with XPACE’s presentation of What Goes Around Comes Around, Phase One, artist duo Life of a Craphead have selected an episode of The Goon Show to read aloud in compliment to the exhibition. Curated by Derek Liddington and Jennie Suddick, What Goes Around Comes Around offers a glimpse into artistic trends that...