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.

 

 

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...
Thursday, January 1, 2009 (All day)
Artist: Amanda Strong (Toronto)- 2009, Canada, 7 min, Digital BetaimagineNATIVE and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto are pleased to announce Amanda Strong as the recipient of this year’s imagineNATIVE/LIFT Mentorship. This mentorship was developed with the vision of supporting...
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present Adrian Blackwell's "Night Equals Day" and Daniel Young and Christian Giroux's "Every Building, Or Site, That a Building Permit Has Been Issued for a New Building in Toronto in 2006." These two new 35mm architectural films...
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 (All day)
Artist: Jani Lauzon (Toronto)   Jani Lauzon Receives 2008 imagineNATIVE + LIFT Mentorship for 2008Jani Lauzon has been awarded the imagineNATIVE + LIFT Mentorship for 2008. A multiple Dora and Juno Award nominee, and a Gemini Award winning puppeteer, Jani is an multitalented performer...
Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 6:00pm
disjunction: the act of disjoining or condition of being disjoined; separation, disunion. The relation of the terms of a disjunctive proposition. fr dissociation. —Webster’s Dictionary  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking submissions for Cinema and Disjunction...