LIFT News

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

 

Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT – Solidarity with the Muslim Community

LIFT’s SOLIDARITY WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT Regarding Islamophobia June 11, 2021 In the wake of the terrorist attack in London, Ontario on Sunday, June 6, 2021 that took the lives of Yumna Afzaal, Madiha Salman, Talat Afzaal and Salman Afzaal, the staff and board of the Liaison of Independent Film”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Canada Day – Jul 1 and Jul 2

The Daddies by Kent Monkman. 2016 The LIFT office and store will be closed for the Canada Day holiday on Thursday July 1st as well as Friday July 2nd, 2021. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Monday, June 14th at 10:00am EDT.

Screenwriters Circle – June 16

Wednesday 16 June 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

Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT – Support of Indigenous History Month

LIFT’S SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) June 9, 2021 It is deeply saddening that we began National Indigenous History Month with the terrible news of the discovery of a mass grave of 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School in”… more

Updates on LIFT Operations – June 2021

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: JUNE 2021 June 4, 2021 Dear Members and Community, Similar to our announcement last month, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto will continue to be operating at reduced capacity through the end of June due to the Ontario Government’s extension of the COVID-19 Restrictions announced on Tuesday June 1. Details:”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts to Features” at Breakthroughs Film Festival

Wednesday 16 June 2021, 00:00 to 00:00

. LIFT co-present the “Shorts to Features” panel at the 2021 Breakthroughs Film Festival Streaming June 16 – 20, 2021 Featuring Jasmin Mozaffari, Reem Morsi, Alexandra Lazarowich. Moderated by Jessie Anthony Recognizing the roadblocks that come in the way of graduating from short films to first features, filmmakers in this panel share candidly abou”… more

CanadaHelp’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2021

June 4, 2021 This June is the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, where each dollar donated through CanadaHelps from the 1st to the 30th of June, will enter the charity of your choice to win $20,000. With a one-time or monthly donation, as little as $3.00, you’ll be helping the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) get that much closer t”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Victoria Day – May 24

The LIFT office and store remote operations will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 24th, 2021. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Tuesday, May 25th at 10:00AM.

Updates on LIFT Operations – May 2021

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: MAY 2021 May 14, 2021 Dear Members and Community, Similar to our announcement in March, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto will continue to be operating at reduced capacity through the end of June due to the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order extended on Thursday May 13. Details: https://news.ontar”… more

UNSTEADY LANDSCAPES: 40th Anniversary of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

Friday 28 May 2021, 10:00 to 23:59

Dust Cycles by Eva Kolcze   Toronto, May 13, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) officially came into being in April of 1981. Inspired in part by efforts of collective networking such as what was done at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) in Halifax, LIFT was founded by a group of artists who were interested”… more