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 15, 2011 - 7:00pm
 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), along with Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Toronto, Worldwide Short Film Festival, and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, co-presents at the 2011 Planet in Focus: International Environmental Film and Video...
Friday, August 5, 2011 - 8:00pm
Varfix by Kotaro Tanaka As part of his summer 2011 residency at LIFT Tomonari Nishikawa will present a program of contemporary Japanese animation curated for this residency. The screening showcases a body of contemporary short videos by Japanese artists, ranging from a timelapse video to...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 8:00pm
  Feminist Art Gallery + LIFT co-present New and Lesser Known Works Alison S. M. Kobayashi www.asmk.ca  A video screening and artist talk including early works and rarely seen videos by Alison S. M. Kobayashi such as; Eat Your Words and Period 4L, along with...
Saturday, July 23, 2011 - 4:00pm
 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) andthe Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2011 co-presents Footed Tadpoles ( 脚の生えたおたまじゃくし)Dir. Tomoya Maeno脚の生えたおたまじゃくし (Ashi no haeta otamajakushi)2009, 76 minutes Synopsis:Toru (Tomoya Maeno) is a bumbling junior high school student...
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:00pm
Fresh from the Media City International Festival of Film and Video Art and the monthly Early Monthly Segments screening salon at the Gladstone Hotel, LIFT will be hosting Dutch filmmaker Jaap Pieters in the LIFT classroom for an informal and casual screening / talk next Wednesday. All are welcome...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 7:15pm
 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), along with Xtra! and Community Arts Ontario and the 2011 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival co-presents Hogtown HomosInside Outs annual sold-out celebration of our local film and video stars features an eclectic,...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 8:00pm
  LIFT presents new films and works-in-progress by participants of LIFT’s Winter Super 8mm and 16mm Filmmaking Intensives. Members, non-members, friends and family all welcome to attend.   The Emmet Ray924 College Street(just east of Dovercourt Road) www.theemmetray.com  ...
Friday, April 29, 2011 - 7:00pm
Deep in our subconscious, we’re all tuned to the cadence of existence. The universe has a peculiar and mystical method of keeping things connected. This simple yet profound tempo is the central subject in what is best described as a symphonic documentary. Tess Girard’s thoughtfully composed images...
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 8:00pm
 Since early March 2011 Bogota based filmmaker Enrico Mandirola has been in residence at LIFT. During his stay Enrico has produced two new films on 16mm in collaboration with LIFT and Niagara Custom Lab. These new films include El cuento a 30 minute 16mm reflection on war and the short A l’...
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 3:00pm
 "What is substance?" This question, asked in Samatha Rebello's film, echoes through all of the works in this program. Basic elements of stone, salt, stars and skin are not always what they seem, and time and perception can transform the most immutable objects into something new. For...