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LIFT co-presents "Korean Canadian Showcase" program at Toronto Korean Film Festival
  Sun by Eui Yong Zong  LIFT co-presents at the 2016 Toronto Korean Film Festival.Korean Canadian Showcase Program Canada is home to an abundance of extraordinarily talented Korean-Canadian filmmakers. Whether they are first generation immigrants, or born-and- raised in Canada, these filmmakers have unique perspectives that cross cultural and geographic borders. Eleven...
LIFT co-presents "Home and Away" program at (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico
 Fugue by Kerstin Schroedinger  LIFT co-presents at the 2016 (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico. LIFT PROGRAM (TORONTO)Home and Away – Commissions and Resident Films from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), now in its 35th year, has been a strong supporter of independent filmmaking in Toronto and beyond....
Screening and Talk with Ricardo Leite
 Fomapan Reversal film processed with caffenol/peroxide/vinegar/bleach  Ricardo Leite is LIFT's Spring 2016 Artist in Residence. Leite will present a screening of his work and a talk on his process. Leite will show the films he is completing at LIFT, including Caffenol, his film celebrating the processing technique, which includes an interview with Rochester scientist, Dr....
Ricardo Leite - Spring 2016 Artist in Residence
   LIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE RICARDO LEITE  Toronto, May 26, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Portuguese filmmaker Ricardo Leite has joined us in Toronto as an artist in residence from May 16 to July 4, 2016 to work on his on-going project in advancing ecological alternatives to the industrial...
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...