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.


7th Generation Image Makers 2010

Thursday 1 July 2010, 00:00

7th Generation Image Makers seeks to connect youth with moving image making as a means for personal expression & employment. LIFT provided editing facilities and extensive mobile video, lighting and sound equipment for the project in 2010.   7th Generation Image Makers 7th Generation Image Makers seeks to connect youth with moving image ma”… more

Hispanic Development Council: Huellas Urbana Project

Wednesday 1 September 2010, 00:00

        LIFT provided access to our digital classroom to a group of twenty newcomer youth for their work on the Huellas Urbana Project. The students learned to use Photoshop CS4 and worked in LIFT’s digital classroom for two weeks creating a photo project. They also received use of LIFT’s HD video cameras and DSLR to s”… more

UforChange: Creative Culture Better World

Wednesday 15 September 2010, 00:00

UforChange provides community support to young residents of St. Jamestown. The organization provides dozens of art-based workshops in music, dance, fashion, photography and filmmaking throughout the year. As a part of this ongoing series LIFT facilitated workshops in Super 8mm and HD filmmaking. Workshops included: training on the Sony EX1 camera,”… more

St Albans Boys and Girls Club: Manifesto Jamaica

Friday 1 October 2010, 00:00

   From October 13th-20th 2010 a group of youth called Vibrant Voices represented the media arts program at St. Alban’s Boys and Girls club in traveling to Kingston, to document a grass roots arts festival called Manifesto Jamaica. LIFT supported this project through mentorship and facilities.  Youth from St Albans Boys and Club atte”… more

WoodGreen Newcomer Youth Services: Super 8 Project

Tuesday 2 November 2010, 00:00

Woodgreen Youth Settlement Services provides support to newcomers to Canada. LIFT facilitated a Super 8mm workshop for ten newcomer youth. Participants divided into small groups to shoot Super 8mm film projects. The film was processed and transferred, and the groups learned to use Final Cut Pro to edit the final projects.  WoodGreen Newcomer Y”… more

imagineNATIVE and AbTeC: Machinima Workshop, Making Movies in Virtual Worlds

Thursday 21 October 2010, 00:00

At the 11th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2010), eight indigenous youth had the opportunity to collaboratively produce short films using “Machinima”, or machine cinema, in online virtual environments where characters and locations can be produced and animated. At the 11th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (2010), ei”… more

Canadian Commission for UNESCO Youth Advisory Group: Do You See What I Think?

Wednesday 23 February 2011, 00:00

For the International Year of Youth, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canada Council for the Arts launched a video project for young Canadians based on the 2010 International Year of Youth theme, “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.”  Canadian Commission for UNESCO Youth Advisory Group (YAG)  For the International Year of Youth,”… more

It’s On: Challenging Violence Through Film and Video

Wednesday 1 September 2010, 00:00

In September 2010 LIFT was awarded funding through Canada Council for the Arts to initiate an innovative film and video production pilot program in the Toronto District School System. Partnering with media teacher David Lush at Bloor Collegiate Institute, LIFT brings film and video expertise into the classroom with It’s On: Challenging Violence thr”… more