Open Studio Session – Dark and Light



June 14, 2024— Summer is here! To celebrate the season the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that we will be welcoming artists to our space for an Open Studio Session. The Open Studio Session will serve as a space for exploration for artists and creatives interested in various aspects of filmmaking. This is an opportunity for members and non-members alike to create together outside or in LIFT’s spaces.

The theme for this session is Dark and Light, referring to either darkroom experimentation or working with sunlight.

For the duration of the session LIFT’s Darkroom, Loading Bay, and Main Classroom will be open to participants. Participants are encouraged, but not required to create within the theme and are free to use their time in the studio however they please. We ask that each participant be mindful of others and share the spaces throughout the session.

The session will be facilitated by artist Eva Kolcze on Friday, June 28, 2024 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Note: This is not a workshop therefore, there will be no formal instruction. The facilitator will be available to answer questions and guide participants, but not to teach a specific curriculum.

Eva Kolcze is a Toronto-based artist who creates films and installations that investigate themes of geology, architecture, and the environment. Her work has screened at venues and festivals, including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC), MOCA Toronto, the Gardiner Museum, Nuit Blanche, Cinémathèque québécoise, Birch Contemporary, and the Images Festival. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from OCAD University and a Master of Fine Arts from York University.

Participants are required to bring the following items:
– Materials for their projects (eg. film stock, photo paper, photochemistry, etc.)
– protective gear they might need (gloves, apron, goggles)

There will be some protective gear available, but it may be limited and the condition of the gear will vary. Additionally, LIFT will provide basic craft materials such as buckets, trays, measuring cups, funnels, scissors, pens, markers, recipes, etc. Participants are welcome to purchase any supplementary materials they may need from the LIFT Store.

Friday, June 28, 2024
LIFT Facility
1137 Dupont Street
Space opens from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pay-What-You Can Admission (Suggested $10.00)

Must register in advance via our online system. No drop-ins.
Space is limited to 15 participants.

Registration deadline is 5:00pm ET on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Get tickets via our online system.
(PWYC Admission can be entered at online check out)

The LIFT Facility is accessible. Please email us know if you require additional accommodations not listed on our website:

Questions and accessibility inquiries should be emailed to:
Summer Conference and Meeting Planner Poppi Fella Pellegrino at
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Starting: Friday 28 June 2024 14:00

Non Members: Pay-What-You Can Admission (Suggested $10.00)

Members: Pay-What-You Can Admission (Suggested $10.00)

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) 
1137 Dupont Street 
Toronto Ontario