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


LIFT Community Survey 2020

November 24, 2020 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is conducting a member and community survey to assess how we can better serve our community in the coming year. As the year comes to an end, we are looking to the future. LIFT exists to service artists. Our goal has always been, and will remain, to ensure artists have access”… more

Update on LIFT Operations – November 2020

UPDATE ON LIFT OPERATIONS – NOVEMBER 2020   November 11, 2020 Dear Members and Community, As we continue to monitor the ongoing surge in COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Areas, we will continue to keep our post-production facilities closed until January 2021. The Education Department will still be offering online w”… more

Screenwriters Circle – Nov 18

Wednesday 18 November 2020, 19:00

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 Welcomes New Staff – November 2020

November 6, 2020 Welcome to New Education and Office Administrator Iman Abbaro The staff of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) would like to welcome our new Education and Office Administrator, Iman Abbaro, who joined us on Monday. Iman joins Shenaz in the Education Department, providing support for our workshop program as we co”… more

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest. There are currently no employment opportunities available with LIFT.    

Fall 2020 Workshops – Online

FALL 2020 FILM, VIDEO and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPS Registration opens Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10am and continues until workshops are full. Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our announcements or visiting this page frequently.   As we continue to work through these difficult and unpredictable times, we will be hosting our wor”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts Programme 1” at the Toronto Arab Film

Saturday 25 July 2020, 16:00 to 19:00

We Were There by Rodrigue Hammal LIFT co-presents Shorts Programme 1 at Toronto Arab Film 2020 Programme: “In Uncle Salem Country” by Slim Belhiba “The Old Kalbelouz” by Imène Ayadi “So Dear, So Lovely” by Diana Allen “Abdullah and Leilah” by Ashtar AL Khirsan “We Were There” by Rodrigue Hammal “The Sparrow” by Nasri Hajaj

LIFT Hosts Profuz Digital – Media Accessibility, Creative Captioning and Subtitling with SubtitleNEXT

LIFT HOSTS PROFUZ DIGITAL MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY, CREATIVE CAPTIONING AND SUBTITLING WITH SUBTITLENEXT Toronto, July 10, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to host an online demonstration with Profuz Digital and their program SubtitleNEXT. Accessibility in film is fast becoming an essential part of the creative wor”… more

LIFT Announces Summer 2020 Industry Panels

Monday 6 July 2020, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2020 INDUSTRY PANELS Toronto, July 6, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce our summer lineup of industry panels as part of the 2020 Newcomer Filmmentor Program. Although geared towards the emerging artists participating in this year’s mentorship we have opened up registration to t”… more

LIFT Announces Phase Two for Reopening During COVID-19

June 26, 2020 PHASE 2 As of Monday, July 6, 2020, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be able to expand our pick up and drop off options to include equipment rentals for existing Production Members only, as well as for purchases of film stock and supplies from the LIFT Store. Please read below for protocols about equipment”… more