Commissioning Projects

LIFT provides support to media artists through occasional commissioning projects. These range from omnibus projects with modest budgets to the creation of significant new works. Some LIFT commissions are curated and others are selected through open calls for submissions. Check back regularly for current calls for submissions.

 

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (All day)
 Toronto, April 16, 2014—imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Hannah Schreck is the recipient of the 10th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an...
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
             February 6, 2014 Do you have a great idea for a 5 minute short film? Celebrating 10 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking...
Friday, March 1, 2013 (All day)
 2013 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Adrienne Marcus Raja Toronto, March 1, 2013—imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Kelabit artist Adrienne Marcus Raja is the recipient...
Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
            Do you have a great idea for a 5 minute short film? Explore 16mm filmmaking through LIFT’s workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed). Shoot and edit your ideas on film, and see them on screen at the 14th...
Thursday, February 9, 2012 (All day)
 2012 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Tyler Hagan Toronto, February 9, 2012— imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Vancouver raised, Toronto based Métis artist Tyler Hagan is...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:00pm
         Do you have a great idea for a 5 minute short film? Explore 16mm filmmaking through LIFT’s workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed). Shoot and edit your ideas to film, and see them on screen at the 13th annual...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 5:00pm
 (Cindy Mochizuki's YOKAI & OTHER SPIRITS - photo by Dalia Vukmirovic)  Project stills at the end of this entry. LOST SECRETS OF THE ROYAL Four newly commissioned works presented by Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT), Reel Asian, the Blackwood Gallery...
Friday, April 1, 2011 (All day)
Beginning in 2007 LIFT and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival began discussions towards realizing a commissioning project producing new work from LIFT's large collection of 35mm Hong Kong films from the 1970s and 80s. In 2009 festival Artistic Director Heather Keung and LIFT...
Saturday, January 1, 2011 (All day)
  imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that interdisciplinary artist Susan Blight, from the Couchiching First Nation, has been selected for the 7th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual...
Friday, January 1, 2010 (All day)
Artist: Michael Greyeyes (Toronto)   imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that established dancer, choreographer and actor, Michael Greyeyes has been selected for the 6th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE...