LIFT Staff Farewell – June 2022


Outgoing Technical Administrator Yixun Zhang

June 8, 2022

Best Wishes to Technical Administrator Yixun Zhang

LIFT would like to announce the departure of Yixun Zhang, who has chosen to take on another opportunity. They worked diligently with the Technical Coordinators to help ensure the safe and efficient opening up of LIFT’s facilities after our closure due to the pandemic. They also helped us plan for better accessibility for our members. Yixun was an integral part of the team and will be well missed. We wish them well in their future endeavours and look forward to future creative collaborations. Yixun’s last day is June 10, 2022.

“It’s been an honour and privilege to work with and learn from all the talented staff at LIFT who generously share their knowledge on the amazing catalogue of equipment and facilities spanning from analogue to digital filmmaking. I have learned so much from and inspired by my colleagues and artists who have visited LIFT. I hope to continue to learn and grow as a member of LIFT, and I will miss working with all the wonderful staff here!”
—Yixun Zhang

Yixun Zhang is a cinephile, arts administrator and archivist. Yixun received a BA in Film Studies in the UK and is currently based in Toronto after graduating with a MA in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections Management. During their field placement and internship with the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC), Yixun worked on film inspection and cataloguing and curated two online film programmes highlighting filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. Yixun is also a guest programmer for the 2022 edition of The 8 Fest Small Gauge Film Festival.