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LIFT co-presents "Reid Diamond: Echoes" program at the 8 Fest
   LIFT co-presents at the 2017 8 Fest.Reid Diamond: Echoes   Super 8, silent, 1986-2001Musical accompaniment by Don Rooke and Paul Pasmore  "Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."—Carl SandburgReid Diamond (February 1958-February 2001) was inspired by the sublime and the mysterious where bleakness and abandoned structures are incised with lines composed and...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Half Day - Jan 30
 January 18, 2017 Satyajit Ray's "Mahanagar" Following up on our survey from last month the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be meeting to discuss the results for our strategic plan. As a result the office and store will be closed for a half day on Monday, January 30, 2017 starting at 1:30pm. We will be opened from 10am to 1:30pm and closed for the rest...
COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and Mexico
  Short by Dairo Cervantes   COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and MexicoProgram curated by Jorge Lorenzo for the LIFT Artist Residency    Jorge Lorenzo is LIFT's Winter 2017 Artist in Residence. "I have travelled to and fro between Bogota (Colombia) and Monterrey (Mexico) from 2007 to 2015 more or less. This was a priceless opportunity that broaden my...
LIFT 2016 Planning Survey
  Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Sidney Poitier in "To Sir, with Love"  Dear LIFT Community, After exciting and intense growth as an organization these past few years, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is developing a new strategic plan. We intend to assess where we are as an organization and where our members and the larger community want us to be. To...
Executive Director's 2016 Year End Message
 December 12, 2016 Image Credit: Skaters on the Don near Riverdale Park. City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 461  We're just about to wrap up our 35th year here at LIFT, with lots of activity, wonderful international guests, great community collaborations and many exciting films made by our members. This year, we are especially proud of our Film Access program that...
On the Road with Jorge Lorenzo
  "'On The Road' by Jack Kerouac" by Jorge Lorenzo    Jorge Lorenzo is LIFT's Winter 2017 Artist in Residence.  The Wank (USA 2004), 16mm, b&w, silent, 1:00minBlue-up (USA 2005) 16mm, 4:30min., color, soundPINHOLE SERIES 1: Bulb (USA 2006) 16mm film installation, loop, color, silentFILM NOIR (100% Pure Black Film 1) (USA 2007) 35mm, 4:33 min., black,...
Jorge Lorenzo - Winter 2017 Artist in Residence
  LIFT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2017 ARTIST IN RESIDENCEJORGE LORENZO  Toronto, December 9, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Mexican filmmaker Jorge Lorenzo has joined us in Toronto as an artist in residence from December 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017 to create a new film in his Pinhole Series. He will be showing his films on...
2016 Holiday Closure: LIFT Store
 November 24, 2016 2016 Holiday Closure: LIFT Store The LIFT Store will be closing on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:00am.FRIDAY DECEMBER 16th IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE AND STORE WILL BE OPEN IN 2016.    Any special orders must be arranged for, paid and picked up from LIFT by Friday, December 9, 2016.  ...
2016 Holiday Closure: Discounted Rental Rates for Production Members
 November 24, 2016Holiday Closure: Discounted Rental Rates for Production Members LIFT will be closing on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:00am.FRIDAY DECEMBER 16th IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE AND STORE WILL BE OPEN IN 2016.  ANNUAL CLOSURE RENTAL SPECIALS AT LIFT  Pick up your gear on Friday, December 16, 2016 and return...
LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt
  LIFT Touring Workshop With SAW Video: Directing Dramatic Film with Shane Belcourt Workshop: Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pmSunday, December 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm   SAW Video, Club SAW$100 for SAW Video members ($125 non-members) Registration Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016  This intensive weekend workshop will introduce you to the process...