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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...
New Sections Added for Popular Summer 2011 Workshops
Summer 2011: New Workshop Sections and Schedule Revisions Video Production with the Sony EX1Tuesday July 5th 6pm-10pm Introduction to Final Cut Pro: Class C Monday July 11th 6pm-10pm Wednesday July 13th 6pm-10pm Camera Theory: Class B Tuesday July 12  6pm-10pm Thursday July 14 6pm-10pm Bolex Camera: Class B Sunday July 17th 11am-5pm Still Photography and Darkroom...
Jaap Pieters in Conversation at LIFT
Fresh from the Media City International Festival of Film and Video Art and the monthly Early Monthly Segments screening salon at the Gladstone Hotel, LIFT will be hosting Dutch filmmaker Jaap Pieters in the LIFT classroom for an informal and casual screening / talk next Wednesday. All are welcome to this FREE event.Dutch artist Jaap Pieters is a stalwart specialist of Super 8mm filmmaking,...
LIFT OUT LOUD June 8 - Guest Moderator Elkn Town
LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Elke Town(Story Editor) Two short screenplays for discussionAsk Alice written by Cara MumfordA woman wakes up in a hospital room with amnesia. As she journeys through the dark recesses of her mind trying to remember what happened to her, she experiences a series of increasingly disturbing alternaterealities. Which...
LIFT co-presents "Hogtown Homos" at Inside Out
 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), along with Xtra! and Community Arts Ontario and the 2011 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival co-presents Hogtown HomosInside Outs annual sold-out celebration of our local film and video stars features an eclectic, entertaining mix of emerging and established talent that exemplifies why Toronto the Good remains...
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...