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 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...
Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 7:00pm
Originated as part of LIFT's "Cinema and Disjunction" commissioned project by Adrian Blackwell Film InstallationFilmed in Regent Park from sunrise to sunset on October fourth 2008, "Night Equals Day" is being projected in City Hall’s council chambers from sunset to sunrise one year later....
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 9:00pm
 Toronto Palestine Film Festival - Non-Stereotypical Cinema from Palestine  - TPFF WSFF and LIFT presents a programme of shorts: ARAFAT & I - Mahdi Fleifel | 2008 | 15 min | Fiction | UK | Canadian PremiereA comedy about Marwan, a Palestinian in love, and Lisa, the girl he's going to...
Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 2:30pm
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” are being screened in Korea as part of EXiS2009 (Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul). These two silent...
Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 8:00pm
The screening will be preceded by the LIFT Summer BBQ, from 6:00PM – 8:00PM in the parking lot behind Cinecycle. Meet and mingle with filmmakers and LIFT members, while partaking of cool drinks and grilled munchies. SCREENING:This screening represents a diversity of contemporary practices...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:45pm
Half-Life by Jennifer Phang35mm, 106 mins., 2008 It takes a while to sort out how the characters are connected to each other in Jennifer Phang's ambitious feature-length debut, but that's okay-the characters in this psychological drama are having a hard time figuring it out themselves. Set...
Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 7:00pm
The LIFT monthly viewing is a new social event intended to get LIFT members talking about diverse approaches to filmmaking. During the workshop season, the last Sunday of each month will be devoted to screening and discussing a selection of work from the library of the Canadian Filmmakers...
Friday, April 10, 2009 - 11:00pm
 Live 6: Feedback LoopBryant / Migone / Parant / Lemieux and Ben Russell A double bill of cinema beyond the screen featuring 16mm projection performances by Ben Russell and Karl Lemieux. Russell (who is currently the Visiting Artist in Residence at LIFT) will present The Black and White...
Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 7:00pm
The LIFT monthly viewing is a new social event intended to get LIFT members talking about diverse approaches to filmmaking. During the workshop season, the last Sunday of each month will be devoted to screening and discussing a selection of work from the library of the Canadian Filmmakers...
Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 7:00pm
The LIFT monthly viewing is a new social event intended to get LIFT members talking about diverse approaches to filmmaking. During the workshop season, the last Sunday of each month will be devoted to screening and discussing a selection of work from the library of the Canadian Filmmakers...