LIFT News

This is the chronological compendium of LIFT news posts from all of our departments; most recent first.

 

Screenwriters Circle – April 21

Wednesday 21 April 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

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 mo”… more

LIFT, imagineNATIVE and Harbour Collective present “imagineNATIVE x LIFT Originals”

Thursday 22 April 2021, 14:00 to 17:00

Menaptwi by Natasha Naveau THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT), THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL AND THE HARBOUR COLLECTIVE PRESENT imagineNATIVE X LIFT ORIGINALS Toronto, April 8, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Harbour Collective are pro”… more

LIFT co-presents “DIS/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking…a DIY Extravaganza!” at CFMDC’s “The Breadth of” Symposium

Saturday 3 April 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to co-present “DIS/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking…a DIY Extravaganza!” as part of CFMDC’s “The Breadth of” symposium This program, curated by Jaene Castrillon, includes a screening and 3 DIY lectures over the month of April on cfmdc.tv.⁠ This screening and DIY lectures showc”… more

LIFT Stands in Solidarity with the Encampment Support Network (ESN)

April 1, 2021 Dear LIFT Community, The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the well-known fact that the Greater Toronto Area is an extremely expensive place to live and work. Many of our members, colleagues and neighbours face income insecurity that has been exacerbated by this crisis. Others have been on the front line, supporting those in crisis. A”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday – Apr 2 and Apr 5

The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Good Friday on Friday April 2nd, 2021, as well as Easter Monday on Monday, April 5th, 2021. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Tuesday, April 6th at 10:00AM ET.

Updates on LIFT Operations – March 2021 (Addendum)

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: MARCH 2021 ================================================== *** ADDENDUM—April 9, 2021 Curbside pick-up for the LIFT Store will be suspended until early May, due to the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order announced on Wednesday April 7: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/61029/ontario-enacts-provincial-emergenc”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Family Day – Feb 15

The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 15th, 2021. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Tuesday, February 16th at 10:00AM.

LIFT co-presents “Dope is Death” at the Toronto Black Film Festival

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 00:00 to 00:00

Dope is Death by Mia Donova LIFT co-presents Dope is Death at the 2021 Toronto Black Film Festival Programme: Dope is Death is the story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in”… more

Updates on LIFT Operations – January 2021

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: JANUARY 2021 January 6, 2021 Dear Members and Community, Thank you for all your understanding throughout 2020 as we dealt with the unprecedented measures used to contain this global pandemic. With your support, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has been able to sustain itself through the year, albei”… more

Winter 2021 Workshops and Courses Now Online!

Registration opens Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10am and continues until workshops are full. Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our social media announcements or visiting this page frequently. As we continue to work through these difficult and unpredictable times, we will be hosting our workshops again through the on-line delivery p”… more