Summer 2017 Workshops


Filmmaker and workshop instructor Jorge Manzano
Photo: Michael Barker of Acme Art & Design


Registration is now open (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10am) and continues until workshops are full.


LIFT Workshops

LIFT provides training in all aspects of filmmaking and media arts. Offering 150 workshops each year from camera theory to digital animation, LIFT is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to media artists at any stage of their career. LIFT offers intensive workshops taking place on evenings or weekends focusing on specific skills. Sessions run four to sixteen hours so you can learn a new software program or camera in a condensed timeframe.


LIFT's small class sizes provide each participant an opportunity for hands-on learning. Media artists taking LIFT's digital based classes each work at individual iMac stations. Filmmakers wanting to learn cinematography get their hands on the camera and lighting. Students taking our screenwriting classes get personalized feedback from industry professionals. LIFT's workshops exist to give that crucial kick to participants who want to create: learn, plan, make, edit, and distribute.


Always check online current list or download updated workshop catalogue PDF for any changes from the printed brochure.


Registration for Summer 2017 Workshops:

- Register in person at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street) with cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard or American Express

- Register by telephone with a credit card: 416-588-6444 (No Visa Debit over the phone)
- Fees must be paid in full to confirm registration

- LIFT does not accept cheques for workshop registration


Note: LIFT is a not a designated Canadian learning institution, as outlined by the Government of Canada. Registration in LIFT Workshops cannot be used to support any immigration or Canadian Visa applications.


Community and Private Workshops
LIFT welcomes inquiries from community groups, non-profit organizations and others interested in partnering on special training projects and community initiatives. Please see LIFT's Community Projects here. Private workshops for individuals may be available on request. Please allow 4 to 12 weeks to set-up private workshops depending on our current workload.



For more information, please call LIFT at 416-588-6444, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, or email Workshops through the contact page.


The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Foundation and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Additional support for the Summer 2017 Workshop series is provided by Niagara Custom Lab.