Screenings and Exhibitions

LIFT presents occasional screenings and exhibitions of work in Toronto and beyond. We also regularly co-present screenings and exhibitions with other organizations to support an engaged and rigorous media-arts ecology. We can assist hundreds of films each year but without venues and distributors to help them reach the public this work doesn't have the life it deserves. We our fourtunate to live in a city with over 100 film festivals each year, numerous year round programmers and dozens of galleries showing media arts.

 

For inquiries regarding presentation and co-presentation opportunities please contact us.

 

 

Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 5:00pm
LIFT and imagineNATIVE’s 2010 Mentorship Winner: Michael GreyeyesMichael’s newly commissioned film, “Seven Seconds,” will be screening as part of LIFT’s co-presentation program, “Dancing Queenz.”Co-presented by Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and Xtra! Weekly“Seven Seconds” - Director...
Friday, July 23, 2010 - 9:15pm
“Island of Dreams” (Yume no Shima) by Director: Tetsuichiro TsutaToronto premiere at ShinsedaiPolice detective Terayama and his partner Nomura mobilize after a remote mountain shack is blown up by remote control. The duo puzzle over why such a non-descript target was destroyed by such hi-tech. As...
Friday, June 18, 2010 - 8:00pm
 LIFT and the Gladstone Hotel co-presents - REVELACIONES (REVELATIONS): All Thought Begins with RemembranceDownload full conference catalogue at http://onfire2010.ca CURATOR: Gabriela GolderARTISTS: Hernán Khourian, Andrés Denegri, Emanuel Licha, Nelson Henricks, Lucas Bambozzi WHAT: The need...
Friday, May 28, 2010 - 8:00pm
   For five days last fall, the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art staged the largest Jack Smith gathering in history, bringing scholars, performers and filmmakers to Berlin to participate. New works were commissioned and past collaborators returned to celebrate Arsenal's...
Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 2:00pm
A Community Panel for Media Art Creators, Producers, Distributors, Exhibitors and Production CentresJoin us for an interactive discussion about High Definition creation, distribution and exhibition in the pre-standardized-format age.  The panel will feature informed commentary from artists,...
Friday, April 30, 2010 - 8:00pm
 LIFT explores 8mm filmmaking in “Pieces of Eight,” the final installment of its six-part screening series Strategies of the Medium. Super 8 film and its predecessor, Regular 8, were first introduced as amateur formats for home moviemaking. While they were superceded by camcorders (and now...
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 11:00pm
The Images Festival is proud to host the first Toronto edition of the One Take Super 8 Event (OTS8)! Founded by Alex Rogalski in Regina, Saskatchewan in 2000, OTS8 promotes small gauge film production and exhibition across Canada and the United States. Having spawned over 500 films to date, the...
Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 8:00pm
This installment of the “Strategies of the Medium” series is dedicated to artist film in 35mm. Often perceived as an inaccessible format and/or one geared towards industry uses, there is a growing circle of DIY filmmakers from around the world using 35mm in affordable, creative and unexpected ways...
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 9:00pm
A film screening in memory of photographer and cinematographer John F.Phillips (1945-2010). John donated his darkroom photography materials to LIFT before his passing and he was the father of LIFT member Bennett Jones-Phillips. In the late 1960's John taught photography and filmmaking at a free...
Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:00pm
 This fourth installment of the Strategies of the Medium series will focus on international works that use the limitations and flexibility of the spring wound Bolex camera as a structural element of composition. The Bolex cameras are perhaps the most accessible and flexible 16mm and Super 16...