Toronto, May 14, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome four newcomer filmmakers to participate in the Newcomer Filmmentor 2020 Program. In the past few years, we have become aware of an increased interest from newcomers who are either looking to translate their film experiences into a Canadian context or looking to transition into filmmaking. However, the challenges encountered on their part are apparent and understandably overwhelming. Through this mentorship, LIFT hopes to ease their transition process, while bolstering their creative and technical skills.
LIFT’S ACTIONS TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) June 4, 2020 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) stands in solidarity with our Black members, Black colleagues, and Black-led organizations. We extend condolences to the families and communities of"... more
LIFT ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2020 INDUSTRY PANELS Toronto, July 6, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce our summer lineup of industry panels as part of the 2020 Newcomer Filmmentor Program. Although geared towards the emerging artists participating in this year’s mentorship we have opened up registration to the wider public."... more
2020 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Tim Myles Toronto, June 16, 2020—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based artist Tim Myles is the recipient of the 16th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. Tim is a Mi’kmaq artist originally from St. Bernard’s-Jacques Fontaine,"... more
LIFT HOSTS PROFUZ DIGITAL MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY, CREATIVE CAPTIONING AND SUBTITLING WITH SUBTITLENEXT Toronto, July 10, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to host an online demonstration with Profuz Digital and their program SubtitleNEXT. Accessibility in film is fast becoming an essential part of the creative workflow. Captions and subtitles can no"... more