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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...
Thank You for Making ShopLIFT 2011 a Success
  March 17th LIFT held ShopLIFT - 2011 Silent Auction and Film Karaoke. The event was a great success and many film lovers attended and enjoyed a fun and lively night of Mvie-Oke. Thank you to our many donors: a complete list is available at the ShopLIFT site Special thanks go to Nahed Mansour - Development and Communications Coordinator whose efforts made this event happen....
LIFT co-presents "On Screen 3: Stone and salt and stars and skin" at the Images Festival
 "What is substance?" This question, asked in Samatha Rebello's film, echoes through all of the works in this program. Basic elements of stone, salt, stars and skin are not always what they seem, and time and perception can transform the most immutable objects into something new. For more information see: http://imagesfestival.com/index.php  SALTWATCH EXPERIMENTS:...
Artist Talk: Beatrice Gibson - No Reading After the Internet
As a special No Reading After the Internet edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of her film The Future's Getting Old Like the Rest of Us. Featuring Cornelius Cardew's The Tiger's Mind and B.S. Johnson's House Mother Normal Cornelius Cardew was an avant-garde music composer whose...