News

Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 12th annual Mentorship Program - Extended
       Call for Applicants:LIFT and imagineNATIVE 12th annual Mentorship Program   Toronto, January 28, 2016—Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 12 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of...
LIFT co-presents "Eavesdropping on Souls" program at the Toronto Black Film Festival
  LIFT co-presents at the 2016 Toronto Black Film Festival.Eavesdropping on Souls: A Journey into Haitian Arts Eavesdropping on Souls, written and produced by Jacqueline Jean Baptiste a Haitian educator living in Toronto, Canada is a brilliant and much needed documentary on Haitian art, painting, photography, woodworking, sculpture and Haitian culture.  She wisely presents an...
LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA): A Voice and Nothing More
  LIFT Touring Workshop with  London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):A Voice and Nothing More Workshop:Saturday, February 6, 201610am  - 4pm Members/ Students: $20.00General: $30.00 Pre-registration required (via LOMAA)  Enrollment is limited to 8 people. Because the instructors are traveling for the workshops we require pre-...
LIFT co-presents "Man with a Small-Gauge Movie Camera" program at the 8 Fest
   LIFT co-presents at the 2016 8 Fest.Man with a Small-Gauge Movie Camera: Spotlight on the Small-Gauge Films and Diary Sketchbook Films of Keith Lock Keith Lock in attendance Keith Lock holds a unique position in the landscape of Canadian Cinema, traversing both the Industry and Indie filmmaking in addition to being the first Canadian-Chinese filmmaker. He has worked...
LIFT Touring Workshop with London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA): Behind the Scenes: Making Music Documentaries
 LIFT Touring Workshop with  London Ontario Media Arts Association (LOMAA):Behind the Scenes: Making Music Documentaries Workshop:Saturday, January 23, 201610am  - 4pm Members/ Students: $20General: $30  Pre-registration required (via LOMAA) Enrollment is limited to 8 people.  Because the instructors are traveling for the workshops we require...
LIFT announces Ontario Touring Filmmaking Workshops - Winter 2016 Season
  Karl Reinsalu setting up an outdoor screening for the 2015 Parkdale Film + Video Showcase.  THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)ANNOUNCES THE WINTER 2016 SEASON OFONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS    Toronto, January 22, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the winter season of the Ontario touring...
LIFT Round-up 2015
 No End by Josephine Massarella The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present ROUND-UP 2015The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the LIFT Round-Up 2015, a screening of films made by LIFT members over the last year. LIFT is a member-driven, charitable organization that provides affordable access...
Press Release—LIFT Round-Up 2015 Screens at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELIFT ROUND-UP 2015 SCREENS AT THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMASUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016 AT 6:00PM    Toronto, December 18, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the LIFT Round-Up 2015, a screening of films made by LIFT members over the last year. LIFT is a member-driven, charitable organization that provides affordable...
Executive Director's 2015 Year End Message
   December 2015  We're just about to wrap up another productive year here at LIFT, with lots of activity, wonderful international guests, great community collaborations and many exciting films made by our members. Thanks so much for your support throughout the year! As you consider all of the worthy causes to support this holiday season, I'd like to invite you to make a...
LIFT co-presents Early Monthly Segments #79 with Naomi Uman
 Leche by Naomi Uman  Early Monthly Segments (EMS) #79Naomi Uman in person! Co-presented by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Early Monthly Segments is pleased to welcome back Naomi Uman, who last visited us in 2010 to present the Ukrainian Time Machine, a series of films that focused on her time spent living off the land in a small...