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LIFT Artist Commission: The Madvo Collection
   CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LIFT ARTIST COMMISSION PROJECTTHE MADVO COLLECTION   September 7, 2016—In 2014 a 200-reel collection of the films and outtakes of local documentary filmmaker Jacques Madvo was donated to the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). Madvo travelled the world from the 1960s to the 1980s, shooting 16mm footage that made its way into the People and...
Fall 2016 Garage Sale - Sep 10
  Our workshop tables and cart is not for sale!  LIFT FALL 2016 GARAGE SALE Saturday, September 10, 201610:00am - 2:00pm1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue) The sale will be held in the LIFT classroom. Fall is here and with it LIFT's Technical Department is clearing out their surplus of parts gear! On Saturday September 10th, various filmic items of all sorts...
LIFT Staff Farewell - September 2016
 September 6, 2016 (L-R) Technical Coordinator Karl Reinsalu, Outgoing Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison and Technical Administrator Anh Dao.   Goodbye to Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison The staff and board at LIFT would like to announce the departure of Technical Coordinator Gerald Grison and thank him for his incredible contribution to the organization. After an...
LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab: Film Strip As Canvas
  LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L):Film Strip as Canvas  Workshop: Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am - 4pmSunday, October 2, 2016 from 10am - 3pm Capitol Centre Theatre (basement studio).150 Main Street EastNorth Bay, Ontario Members/ Students: $40.00General: $60.00*Includes all materials  Pre-registration and payment in...
LIFT Shortlisted for Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts
 LIFT Shortlisted for Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts  September 6, 2016—Government of Ontario: Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has announced that twelve finalists have been shortlisted for the Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Ontario's arts community and its contributions to a strong, vibrant culture...
Call for Applications: LIFT Syrian Youth Filmmentor
   CALL FOR APPLICATIONSLIFT SYRIAN YOUTH FILMMENTOR August 28, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the call for applications for Syrian Youth Filmmentor. LIFT will be offering a series of workshops for six young Syrian newcomers to learn the craft of filmmaking. These workshops will offer step-by-step guidance through the...
LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab: Found Footage
      LIFT Touring Workshop with Near North Mobile Media Lab (N2M2L):What's Lost is Found Again: Found FootageCo-presented as part of the Northern Arts and Crafts Movement Workshop: Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21, 2016Both days 10am - 4pm Cost: $20 for N2M2L and LIFT Members, $30 for Non-members  Pre-registration and payment in full is required: Near...
Announcement of New Chair of LIFT's Board of Directors
    Incoming Board Chair David Café-Fébrissy and Outgoing Chair Kathryn MacKay  DAVID CAFÉ-FÉBRISSY ELECTEDCHAIR OF LIFT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS   Toronto, August 11, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the election of David Café-Fébrissy as the new Chair of its Board of Directors.   Café-Fébrissy replaces...
(Extended) Call for Submissions: National Artist Residency 2017
    Roberto Ariganello at the Latvian House, 2001. (Photo Credit: Anya Chibisova)  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:THE ROBERTO ARIGANELLO NATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2017  Toronto, August 4, 2016—In remembrance of the tenth anniversary of the passing of former Executive Director Roberto Ariganello, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is announcing the creation...
Seeing Double: Films by Antonia Kuo and Lily Jue Sheng
 Chromoflux  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present Seeing Double: Films by Antonia Kuo and Lily Jue Sheng  Kuo and Sheng in attendance Antonia Kuo and Lily Jue Sheng are visiting artists from Brooklyn collaborating at LIFT from July 4 to August 17. This screening will present a number of their single and dual channel 16mm films—including...