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LIFT Hosts Profuz Digital - Media Accessibility, Creative Captioning and Subtitling with SubtitleNEXT
        LIFT HOSTS PROFUZ DIGITALMEDIA 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...
Screenwriters Circle - Jul 15
 The LIFT Screenwriters Circle meets on the third Wednesday of each month to facilitate skill-sharing, supportive critique and moving member scripts from the page to the screen. You must be a current LIFT member to attend this group.  No experience is necessary, just a passion for words and images and a dream to one day see them on screen. Through monthly meetings members create a...
LIFT Announces Summer 2020 Industry Panels
        LIFT ANNOUNCESSUMMER 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...
LIFT Announces Phase Two for Reopening During COVID-19
       June 26, 2020  PHASE 2 As of Monday, July 6, 2020, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be able to expand our pick up and drop off options to include equipment rentals for existing Production Members only, as well as for purchases of film stock and supplies from the LIFT Store. Please read below for protocols about...
LIFT Office and Store Closed for Canada Day - June 29 to July 1
  The LIFT office and store will be closed for the Canada Day holiday from Monday, June 29th to July 1st, 2020. LIFT will reopen, as per our Phase 1 COVID-19 protocols, on Thursday, July 2nd at 10:00AM. 
LIFT Staff Farewell - June 2020
 Outgoing Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger  June 19, 2020   Farewell to Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger  LIFT would like to announce the departure of Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger and thank him for his incredible contribution to the organization. TJ has been instrumental in bringing a strong sense of visual space and process to create new efficiencies in our...
LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2020 Mentorship Announcement
  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...
CanadaHelp's Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2020
     June 8, 2020  Great Canadian Giving Challenge launched June 1, 2020  Summer Greetings from LIFT,   2020 has not been the year people thought it was going to be. In light of current events impacting the Black community in Toronto and around the world, coupled with the anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are innumerable causes which require your...
Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT - Actions to Support Black Lives Matter
    LIFT'S ACTIONS TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTERCollective 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 loved...
LIFT Announces Phases for Reopening During COVID-19
     June 1, 2020  PHASE ONE  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be partially open starting Monday, June 1, 2020 for purchases of film stock and supplies from the LIFT Store only. Production equipment rentals will follow in the coming weeks, with post-production facility rentals ideally later in the summer. Further protocols...