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, 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 While they were superceded by camcorders (and now...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...
Friday, November 13, 2009 - 6:15pm
LIFT and Fujifilm are happy to co-present the LIFT and Fuji best Film Award at the 2009 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival: All films made by GTA-based artists are eligible. $280 in LIFT membership dues and services. $500 credit towards LIFT workshops and/or equipment. 2,400 feet of...
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 8:00pm
 Redmond Entwistle - Satellite Satellite is co-presented by Pleasure Dome and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto  Gallery TPW is pleased to co-present a new work by Redmond Entwistle, the third event in conjunction with the Gallery TPW series You Had To Be There....
Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 5:00pm
 Co-presented with LIFT and the Images FestivalFeaturing: Soldier Toys - 2008, Canada, 1 min, Beta SP, World PremiereDirector: Christiana LathamDrumming out a poignant message, this film’s painterly construction leaves the viewer with traces of imagery that lingers not only in the cornea but...
Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 8:00pm
 PERFOMATIVE SCREENING: IN THE DARK - “the wooden lightbox: a secret art of seeing”Cinematic live performance by Alex MacKenzie - Co-presented with Pleasure DomeIn this performative screening, LIFT continues with its medium-specific programming series to explore work produced through chemical...