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.

 

Call for Applications: Newcomer Filmmentor 2024

Friday 23 February 2024, 00:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LIFT NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2024 Toronto, February 23, 2024—Are you a newcomer or refugee filmmaker living in or near the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)? Are you looking to develop specific film-related skills, better familiarize yourself with the film c”… more

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

Thursday 19 May 2022, 13:00

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 with Toronto Arab Film (TAF) The Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are delighted to present”… more

LIFT Announces Fall 2021 Industry Panels

Wednesday 29 September 2021, 13:00

​​LIFT ANNOUNCES FALL 2021 PANELS Toronto, September 1, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the return of LIFT’s free industry panels this fall season. Registration opens Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:00am ET. Mark your calendar, register online and get ready to tune in online via Zoom on the foll”… more

Goethe-Institut Toronto and LIFT – Documentary Filmmaking and Storytelling with Daniel Carsenty

Saturday 18 September 2021, 13:00

Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present Documentary Filmmaking and Storytelling with Daniel Carsenty A free two-part digital workshop. Co-presented with Toronto Arab Film (TAF) and the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF). Part 1: Artist Talk Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm ET”… more

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