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


LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” at Toronto Arab Film

Thursday 26 May 2022, 18:00 to 23:00

Brown Bread and Apricots by Serene Husni LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” Shorts Programme at 2022 Toronto Arab Film Programme: “Visions of Basra” by Noor Gatih “Brown Bread and Apricots” by Serene Husni “Memory is a Dying Horse” by Samer Najari “Something from there” by Rana Nazzal Hamadeh After this content becomes available May 26th at 6:00 pm”… more

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 2 June 2022, 18:45 to 20:45

Don’t Text Your Ex by Jo Güstin LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2022 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Annual collection of the best of the best in local queer cinema. Programme: “Thot or Not” by Dylan Glynn “Between Realities Along the Edge of Time” by Jessica Huras “Fresh Meat” by Lu Asfaha “Romario” by James Cooper” “Don’t Text Your Ex'”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Victoria Day – May 23

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 23rd, 2022. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Tuesday, May 24th at 10:00AM.

Screenwriters Circle – May 18

Wednesday 18 May 2022, 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 Workshop Bursary Program – Summer 2022

April 27, 2022 Since the onslaught of the pandemic the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has been working to ensure that our programming remains accessible to our wider community. In an effort to continue to provide further financial accessibility for those interested in learning about the art of filmmaking, we are once again offe”… more

Goethe-Institut Toronto and LIFT Masterclass – Emotional Landscapes in Film with Antonia Kilian

Thursday 19 May 2022, 13:00

Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present an online masterclass with documentary filmmaker Antonia Kilian exploring Emotional Landscapes in Film. Co-presented with Toronto Arab Film (TAF) The Goethe-Institut Toronto and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are delighted to present”… more

Summer 2022 Workshops and Courses Now Online!

We are happy to announce our Summer 2022 workshops, and will be hosting a hybrid season. Both in-person and online workshops (delivered via Zoom), will be taught by our experienced roster of industry instructors. Online registration opens Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 10AM ET and continues until workshops are full. There is no in-person registration. Pl”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday – Apr 15 and Apr 18

The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Good Friday on Friday April 15th, 2022, as well as Easter Monday on Monday, April 18th, 2022. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 protocols, starting back on Tuesday, April 19th at 10:00AM ET.

LIFT co-presents Roger Beebe Film Performance

Sunday 3 April 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT and PIX FILM co-presents Roger Beebe Film Performance Sunday, April, 3, 2022 Starts at 7:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C Roger Beebe in-person! In the wake of our year(+) of lockdown and of telepresence, Roger Beebe returns to the road with a program of 16mm multi-projector performances. The program features several newer wo”… more

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2022 Mentorship Announcement

Friday 25 March 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

2022 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Caelin Holmes THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) AND THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2022 MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Toronto, March 25, 2022—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce tha”… more