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


LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2023 Mentorship Announcement

Monday 13 March 2023, 00:00 to 00:00

2023 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Jordan Wanakamik . THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) AND THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2023 MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Toronto, March 17, 2023—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announc”… more

LIFT Welcomes Film Labs Interns – Spring 2023

(L-R): Caitlin Loney and Hannah Fleisch March 10, 2023 Welcome to Film Labs Interns Following our internship call from last December, we are pleased to announce the Programming Assistant Interns for the “Analogue Resilience: Film Labs Gathering,” Hannah Fleisch and Caitlin Loney. Hannah and Caitlin will be lending their experience in event and arts”… more

LIFT co-presents Floris Vanhoof Film Performance

Sunday 12 March 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

THE MIRROR EGG FILM AND PERFORMANCE WITH FLORIS VANHOOF Co-presented by PIX FILM and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Sunday, March 12, 2023 Starts at 7:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C In-Person screening and performance. PYWC admission (Pay-What-You-Can) LIFT strongly recommends wearing masks for this in-p”… more

Analogue Resilience: Film Labs Gathering

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR ANALOGUE RESILIENCE: A FILM LABS GATHERING May 25 – 30, 2023 in Toronto, Canada Toronto, February 27, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a gathering of analogue film labs and filmmakers here in Toronto, Canada, taking place May 25 – 30, 2023. Our intenti”… more

Screenwriters Circle – March 15

Wednesday 15 March 2023, 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 Office and Store Closed for Family Day – Feb 20

The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20th, 2023. Staff will be available, as per our current operations protocol, starting back on Tuesday, February 21st at 10:00AM ET.

LIFT’s Operations and Facilities Protocols – February 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023 Dear Members and Community, Happy New Year. We hope that 2023 is a productive year as we slowly pull ourselves out of the COVID-19 pandemic’s long tail. We’re excited about all the new members’ projects that have already begun and thank you for continuing to use our services for your work. LIFT is now fully open to the publ”… more

LIFT announces the creation of the Mara Da Costa Reis Fund

LIFT ANNOUNCES THE CREATION OF THE MARA DA COSTA REIS FUND IN SUPPORT OF LIFT’S PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT GRANT Toronto, January 31, 2022—Last year, after a five year hiatus, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announced the return of the Production and Post-Production Support Grant. The relaunch and expansion of th”… more

Temporary closure due to weather – January 25, 2023

January 25, 2023 Due to inclement weather, the LIFT Office and Store will be closed today on Wednesday, January 25, 2023. LIFT Staff will be back on-site, if weather conditions allow, on Thursday, January 26 at 10:00am ET.

LIFT co-presents Rhayne Vermette at Media City

Monday 9 January 2023, 00:00 to 00:00

Domus by Rhayne Vermette Media City Film Festival presents THOUSANDSUNS CINEMA: Indigenous Edition virtual January 9 – 30, 2023 LIFT is proud to co-present the works of Rhayne Vermette at THOUSANDSUNS CINEMA. All films in the program will stream for FREE on MCFF’s website at THOUSANDSUN”… more