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LIFT co-presents "Mixed Shorts: Local Heroes" program at Inside Out
  Famous Diamonds by Daniel McIntyre  LIFT co-presents at the 2016 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. This program features works from filmmakers who might be your best friend, a family member, or someone who shops at the same grocery store as you. Either way, don't miss out on the very best our great city has to offer with Inside Out's hottest ticket, Local Heroes....
LIFT co-sponsors "Elastic Resistance" at Inside Out
    LIFT co-sponsors "Elastic Resistance"at the 2016 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.  Whether through spectatorial engagement or physical interaction, we learn how to express ourselves through performance and manipulation, as invisible influences create lasting and tangible effects on our bodies, words and actions. As we grow and build our identities, we find...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Victoria Day - May 23
  The LIFT office and store will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 23rd, 2015. LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00AM. 
LIFT co-presents "Behind the Fare" at Mayworks
   LIFT co-presents Behind The Fareat the 2016 Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts Program co-presented by the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Cinema Politica, Alliance Française, the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF)....
The Origin of the Work of Art - NRATI
 Diane Borsato, Tea Service (the conservators will wash the dishes), 2013.  As part of Rehearsal for Objects Lie on a Table, which is curated by Emelie Chhangur, this salon is hosted by Kevin Temple and Michael Maranda, who invite a collective reading of Martin Heidegger's The Origin of the Work of Art in the context of object oriented ontology and Gertrude Stein's Objects Lie on a...
LIFT co-presents "Michael Shannon Michael Shannon John" at Hot Docs
  LIFT co-presents Michael Shannon Michael Shannon Johnat the 2016 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Michael Shannon Michael Shannon JohnDir. Chelsea McMullan Friday April 29 @ 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre 4Saturday April 30 @ 1:15 PM, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3Saturday May 7 @ 9:45 PM, Hart House Theatre John Hanmer died in an ambush by gunmen in the...
Artist Talk with Rebecca Moran
 Still Life with Fries by Rebecca Moran  Rebecca Moran is LIFT's Spring 2016 Artist in Residence. On Tuesday April 26 at 7:00pm at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street), Rebecca Moran will present an artist talk of her work and introduce her practice. She will discuss the small format film cooperative, Kinsomiðja, she started in 2009 in Reykjavík Iceland as a means to introduce 16mm...
Reading Alice Driver and Susan Buck-Morss as selected by Joni Murphy - NRATI
  Still from Céline et Julie vont en bateau (1974), directed by Jacques Rivette.  Reflecting on themes emerging from her debut novel Double Teenage, which has just been published by BookThug, this salon will feature texts selected by Joni Murphy that have been instrumental in the development of her work.  Joni Murphy in attendance.  Exploring  ongoing...
Walter Scott's "Sequel to Guts" - NRATI
   This special edition of No Reading After the Internet will feature a new performance work by Walter Scott presented at the exhibition opening of How a Living Day is Made. Sequel to Guts is a collage of new and existing writing, reconfigured to create original associations between the fictions and reality of the artist, the audience and the gallery environment. Against the...
Rebecca Moran - Spring 2016 Artist in Residence
   LIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE REBECCA MORAN   Toronto, April 19, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Icelandic film and performance artist Rebecca Moran has joined us in Toronto as an artist in residence from April 1 to May 16, 2016 to create a new analogue film project installation using the full...