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Winter 2017 Workshops
 On the set of the 2016 LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship film shoot.  LIFT's WINTER 2017 FILM, VIDEO and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPSRegistration opens Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 10am.   LIFT Workshops LIFT provides training in all aspects of filmmaking and media arts. Offering 150 workshops each year from camera theory to digital animation, LIFT is a one-of-a-kind training...
Donate in Support of Contemporary Film
How Your Donation Supports LIFT  There are as many ways your donation can help support LIFT and independent filmmaking in Canada as there are films out there to be made. In response to our donors' requests to help with specific areas we've outlined three main categories you can choose to make a simple donation: - LIFT Capital Fund (to assist with equipment purchases and/or the facility...
Film as Object and Light with Mary Stark
That’s Entertainment, 2012 With sustained emphasis on touching and handling the filmstrip, participants will create handmade objects from celluloid film. Found footage, film leader and a variety of formats will be explored using hand processes such as weaving, stitching, masking, hole punching, pricking and scratching, interrogating both the surface emulsion of the filmstrip as well as...
Registration Opens for Fall 2013 Workshops
RegistrationRegistration is on a first come, first serve basis beginning on Tuesday September 17, 2013 at 10am and continuing throughout the workshop season. Register in person at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street) with cash,  Interac, Visa, MasterCard or American Express (no cheques) or by telephone with a credit card: 416.588.6444. In person registration takes priority over phone registration...
LIFT Winter Open House
Founded in 1981, The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run cultural and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. The LIFT facility offers resources for film training and production unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Since opening its doors LIFT has been an important resource for filmmakers in Toronto....
LIFT Winter Open House
LIFT was incorporated in 1981 and has been an important resource for filmmakers in Toronto since opening its doors. Thirty years on, LIFT has seen thousands of films and videos emerge from the centre. The open house will inform you about what is available at LIFT, including equipment, membership and our upcoming Winter 2012 workshop season. All are welcome to attend public tours of the LIFT...
Information Session With Toronto Festival Programmers
Join us for an informal panel discussion with programmers from Toronto’s most prestigious film festivals. Curators from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Images Festival, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival will talk about the future of independent filmmaking.   Lynne Fernie, Senior...
Making Art With Pure Data: Visual Programming For Interactivity
Discover the possibilities of Pure Data (Pd), a powerful tool for making interactive installations, video art, audio art. Pure Data is a graphical-based media programming language, similar to the well-known program Max/MSP, but free and open source. Pure Data is most commonly used in immersive and interactive installations as well as live video mixing/vj events, and allows artists to interact...