Community and Youth Projects

LIFT provides a space for communities to produce representations on their own terms. Each community collaboration works with LIFT’s professional equipment, facilities and member resources to assist social justice, education, arts and other non-profits in training their constituents to make media and produce the media content they need within often limited budgets.

 

LIFT co-presents “Cinemas of South Asia: Case Study Pakistan” at MISAFF

Monday 7 December 2020, 12:00

LIFT co-presents Cinemas of South Asia: Case Study Pakistan at 2020 Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) Pakistani cinema has always been underfunded, underrepresented, underpromoted since its inception. At one time a film industry hub, Lahore’s studios were burnt down in the partition riots of 1947. So in essence, Pakistan, at i”… more

LIFT Announces Summer 2020 Industry Panels

Monday 6 July 2020, 00:00

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 t”… more

LIFT welcomes the participants of the Newcomer Filmmentor 2020 Program

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 00:00

(L-R) Mentees: Halime Akturk, Movsar Asuev, Jo Güstin and Darya Ruseva. LIFT WELCOMES THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2020 PROGRAM 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”… more

Call for Applications: LIFT Newcomer Filmmentor 2020

Thursday 6 February 2020, 10:00

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: LIFT NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2020 Toronto, February 6, 2020—Are you a newcomer or refugee emerging filmmaker living in or near the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? Are you looking to develop specific film-related skills or complete a project? The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the launch of th”… more

LIFT welcomes the participants of the Newcomer Filmmentor Program 2019

Monday 14 January 2019, 00:00

Mentees: Nariman Ansari, Hussam Douhna and Maria Paz Ramirez Larrain LIFT WELCOMES THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR PROGRAM 2019 Toronto, January 14, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome three newcomer filmmakers to our facilities to participate in the Newcomer Filmmentor 2019. In the past fe”… more

Call for Applications: LIFT Newcomer Filmmentor 2019

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 10:00

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: LIFT NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2019 Toronto, October 2, 2018— Are you a newcomer or refugee emerging filmmaker living in or near the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? Are you looking to develop specific film-related skills or complete a project? The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the launch of th”… more

Call for Applications: Tibetan Youth Filmmentor

Friday 10 August 2018, 00:00

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: TIBETAN YOUTH FILMMENTOR Toronto, August 10, 2018—Made in Exile is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Tibetan Youth Filmmentor in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). We will be offering a series of workshops for six Tibetan youth to learn the craft of filmmaking. These”… more

Film For Artists: Site and Cycle – 2018 Residency

Wednesday 20 December 2017, 00:00

December 20, 2017 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: FILM FOR ARTISTS: SITE + CYCLE 2018 16mm Filmmaking Residency    Anima Casa Rural, San Isidro Mazatepec, Jalisco, Mexico www.filmforartists.com | info@filmforartists.com www.animacasarural.com | julian@animacasarural.com Facilitators: Zoë Heyn-Jones and Terra Long Program Dates: Saturday, February 10 to Sund”… more

LIFT, Innis College and Cinema Studies Institute announce inaugural Mentorship Recipient

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 00:00

  LIFT, INNIS COLLEGE and CINEMA STUDIES INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL MENTORSHIP RECIPIENT Toronto, October 18, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Innis College, and the Cinema Studies Institute (CSI) are pleased to announce that He Xu is the recipient of the inaugural Filmmaking Mentorship. “CSI sees a tremendous am”… more

LIFT announces Ontario Touring Filmmaking Workshops – Fall 2017 Season

Thursday 12 October 2017, 00:00

Prep for Roger D. Wilson’s Summer 2016 workshop Creating Organic Developers Recipes at LIFT. THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT)
 ANNOUNCES THE FALL 2017 SEASON OF ONTARIO TOURING FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS Toronto, October 12, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the Fall 2017—and last—s”… more