Summer 2022 Workshops Now Online
Summer 2022 Workshops and Courses Now Online!

Registration opens Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10am and continues until all workshops are full. Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our social media announcements or visiting this page frequently.

Office and Store Holiday Closure – December 2021
Office and Store Holiday Closure – December 2021

December 9, 2021 LIFT will be closing on Monday, December 20, 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 10:00am ET. FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 IS THE LAST DAY THE OFFICE AND STORE WILL BE OPEN IN 2021. IMPORTANT NOTE: Online Store orders must be received by 5:00pm ET on Wednesday, December 15, 2021"... more

Updates on LIFT Operations – November 2021
Updates on LIFT Operations – November 2021

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: NOVEMBER 2021 November 3, 2021 Dear LIFT Community, Thank you for your patience as we work towards creating a safer environment in order to access LIFT rentals, facilities and resources. We are looking forward to restarting our equipment rentals to members shortly and soon after that, re-opening our facilities to members."... more

LIFT Workshop Bursary Program – Winter 2022
LIFT Workshop Bursary Program – Winter 2022

December 6, 2021 Since the onslaught of the pandemic the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has been working to ensure that our programming remains accessible to our wider community. In an effort to provide further financial accessibility for those interested in learning about the art of filmmaking, we will be piloting a Workshop"... more

LIFT Production and Post-Production Support Grant 2022
LIFT Production and Post-Production Support Grant 2022

Photo Credit: Member Richard B. Pierre and  shooting his documentary, “What Are You?” with LIFT’s RED Epic Mysterium-X Camera Package. “What Are You” was a recipient of a 2016 Production and Post-Production Support Grant. .   December 13, 2021 LIFT Production and Post-Production Support Grant 2022 Deadline: Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:00pm ET After"... more

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LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” at Toronto Arab Film

Brown Bread and Apricots by Serene Husni LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” Shorts Programme at 2022 Toronto Arab Film Programme: “Visions of Basra” by Noor…

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Don’t Text Your Ex by Jo Güstin LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2022 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Annual collection of the best of…

LIFT Workshop Bursary Program – Summer 2022

April 27, 2022 Since the onslaught of the pandemic the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has been working to ensure that our programming…

Goethe-Institut Toronto and LIFT Masterclass – Emotional Landscapes in Film with Antonia Kilian

Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present an online masterclass with documentary filmmaker Antonia Kilian exploring Emotional Landscapes in Film. Co-presented…

Summer 2022 Workshops and Courses Now Online!

We are happy to announce our Summer 2022 workshops, and will be hosting a hybrid season. Both in-person and online workshops (delivered via Zoom), will…

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2022 Mentorship Announcement

2022 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Caelin Holmes THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) AND THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2022…

Updates on LIFT Operations – March 2022 Additions

Monday, March 21, 2022 Dear Members and Community, Thank you for your continued patience as we work towards creating a safer environment in order to…

Employment Opportunities

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run charitable organization dedicated to facilitating excellence in the moving image through media arts education…