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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...
Mark Twain’s War Prayer - No Reading After the Internet
Featuring Mark Twain’s War Prayer, complimented by ideas from Fernando Solanas + Octavio Getino, Susan Sontag and Howard Zinn   Facilitated by John Gianvito and cheyanne turions As part of the 2011 Images Festival, filmmaker John Gianvito has been invited to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of his film Vapor Trail (Clark).  Gianvito’s film is an investigation into...
imagineNATIVE and LIFT announce 2011 Mentee, Susan Blight
  imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that interdisciplinary artist Susan Blight, from the Couchiching First Nation, has been selected for the 7th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an Indigenous artist the opportunity to expand their practice into the...
Enrico Mandirola - Spring 2011 Artist In Residence
LIFT Announces Artist Residency with Italian Filmmaker Enrico Mandirola Mandirola in Toronto March 4–April 17 for Instruction, Production and Other Events   Toronto, March 5, 2011 - The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announced today that Italian director Enrico Mandirola will be in Toronto for LIFT’s international artist-in-residence program, March 4–April 17 (...
Summer 2017 Workshops
  Filmmaker and workshop instructor Jorge ManzanoPhoto: Michael Barker of Acme Art & Design SUMMER 2017 FILM, DIGITAL and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPS NOW ONLINERegistration is now open (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10am) and continues until workshops are full.  LIFT Workshops LIFT provides training in all aspects of filmmaking and media arts. Offering 150 workshops each year...
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...