17 Feb 2017 - 18:30 - 20:30
  LIFT co-presents at the 2017 Toronto Black Film FestivalCouples NightDirected by Mark Harris When a bored but quirky housewife becomes obsessed with her argumentative neighbors, she starts a Couples Night that sends her mild mannered husband into a tailspin.  [more]
2 Feb 2017 - 10:00 - 24 Feb 2017 - 12:00
    LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants Toronto, February 2, 2017—Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 13 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) workshops... [more]
11 Mar 2017 - 12:00 - 16:00
Learn all aspects of operating a Super 8mm camera, with emphasis on getting the best exposure and taking advantage of the unique features of the Super 8mm format. Learn basic elements of camera theory and the fundamentals of shooting, directing and editing your own film project. Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive includes:• Super 8mm Camera Workshop• Super 8mm Editing Workshop• Camera: Super 8mm... [more]
28 Feb 2017 - 18:00 - 22:00
This two-evening workshop and case study takes participants through the various stages of making a documentary, from concept to development and financing through production, post-production, delivery and distributing your project. Participants will discuss the proposal, funding opportunities, the documentary script, ownership and rights, production and post-production budget, clearances,... [more]
26 Feb 2017 - 10:00 - 18:00
Hone your producing skills in this one day crash course in producing independent film. In this workshop, participants learn the process of taking a dramatic film project from development to delivery from a producer’s perspective. Topics include story editing, pitching, casting, crewing, securing locations, financing, budgets, scheduling, contracts, clearing music, deliverables, marketing and... [more]
21 Feb 2017 - 18:00 - 22:00
Colour correction is an integral aspect of the post-production pipeline and is increasingly available to independent digital filmmakers through powerful yet affordable software such as DaVinci Resolve. With the boom of digital colour correction resulting from the digital era of filmmaking, colour theory is an integral facet of a colourist’s process to help guide a story forward. This one-evening... [more]