LIFT Announces Phases for Reopening During COVID-19


June 1, 2020


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 for equipment and facility rentals will be communicated once all safety protocols have been finalized.

LIFT Store Purchases

Advance order and payment required. No film stock or supplies will be mailed or released until payment is processed. Email the Technical Department at or phone 416.588.6444 Ext.224. Instructions for scheduled curb-side pick up will follow. Absolutely no walk-ins.

Items ordered for shipping will be mailed once a week. Order by 4:00pm EST on Thursday to have your item shipped the next day (Friday.) Availability of Kodak film stock may be longer than normal due to shipping delays from the United States.

All members current as of March 1, 2020 will have their memberships extended, please check your emails for details. New General Memberships are currently available for online purchase. New Production Memberships, Student Memberships and Organizational Membership will be available in the coming weeks.

Note: LIFT requires a strict protocol around visitation to our facilities in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment. If you have been sick, had contact with COVID-19 or a COVID-19 infected person or travelled outside of Canada anytime in the last 14 days, please refrain from visiting the facility until a 14-day period has elapsed.

*** We ask that anyone picking up items from the LIFT Store wear a mask when coming to pick-up your order. ***



LIFT is planning for equipment rentals to be available to current members by mid-June. We are still finalizing protocols to allow this to happen.

Bookings must be made via email to the Technical Department ( at least two (2) business days in advance of requested pick-up. LIFT is not open on the weekends. Confirmation will be processed and contracts must be signed and payment must be made in advance of pickup. No same-day changes will be granted. Absolutely no walk-ins.

LIFT reserves the right to limit equipment availability due to sanitization and cleaning between rentals.

Once all safety measures have been implemented Production, Student and Organizational Memberships will be available again. Processing time will still be ten (10) business days.


Please stay tuned for further updates.

Chris Kennedy
Executive Director