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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...
LIFT announces start of Film Access Program
  THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE START OF FILM ACCESS PROGRAM  Adam Roy Cohoon, Special Projects Coordinator Terra Long, Clementine Morrigan, Film Access Facilitator Jaene Castrillon, Romeo Dontae Tresean Biggz Pierre, melannie g. campbell, Ali Saeedi and Nicola DiCapua  Toronto, April 15, 2016—The staff at the Liaison of Independent...
LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2016 Mentorship Announcement
 2016 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Jamie Whitecrow  Toronto, April 13, 2016—imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Anishinaabe artist Jamie Whitecrow is the recipient of the 12th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an...
LIFT announces Montreal Visiting Artist Erin Weisgerber
   THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES MONTREAL VISITING ARTIST ERIN WEISGERBER   Toronto, March 23, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Montreal-based filmmaker Erin Weisgerber is visiting us in Toronto to work on her new film installation at our facilities. Erin Weisgerber is a Montreal-...
Call for Submissions: International Artist Residencies 2016/2017
   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2016/2017  March 10, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking applications from international (non-Canadian Citizens and Residents) artists for a 4 – 6 week individual production residencies to take place between October 2016 and August 2017. LIFT is an artist-run production and educational...
Film For Artists: Site and Cycle - 2016 Residency
 2015 participants Fereshteh Toosi and Penny McCann. Photo by Eva Kolcze  FILM FOR ARTISTS: SITE AND CYCLE2016 Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones and Eva KolczeProgram Dates: June 22 to June 29, 2016 Deadline: Sunday, May 1, 2016Cost: $750 + HST (scholarship available) This hands-on filmmaking workshop, appropriate for...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Good Friday - Mar 25
 The LIFT office and store will be closed for Good Friday on Friday, March 25th, 2016. LIFT will reopen on Monday, March 28th (Easter Monday) at 10:00AM.