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


LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 30 May 2024, 18:45 to 20:45

This Light is My Birthplace by Shaun Soutar LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2024 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Toronto is the backdrop of this eclectic collection of films telling tales of friendship, community, and mushroom-laced chaos. In-Person: Thursday, May 30, 2024 Starts at 6:45 pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West Digi”… more

Screenwriters Circle – June 19

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 19:00 to 19:00

The LIFT Screenwriters Circle meets online 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.”… more

LIFT Participates in Doors Open Toronto 2024

Doors Open Toronto is back and LIFT will be welcoming filmmakers and cinephiles on Saturday, May 24, 2024 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. (Please note that we’re not participating on Sunday.) Attend one of our FREE hourly tours of our facility at 1137 Dupont Street and learn more about the organization. See how LIFT can help you achieve your filmmaking dre”… more

LIFT Announces Artists Selected for Newcomer Filmmentor Program 2024

Thursday 16 May 2024, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES ARTISTS SELECTED FOR NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR PROGRAM 2024 Toronto, May 16, 2024—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) is pleased to welcome three newcomer filmmakers to our facilities to participate in the Newcomer Filmmentor 2024 Program. This is our fourth iteration of the Newcomer Filmmentor program since 2017. The”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Victoria Day – May 20

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Victoria Day on Monday, May 20, 2024. Staff will be available starting back on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00AM ET.  

Screening with 2024 Expanding North Resident Anette Gellein

Friday 3 May 2024, 19:00 to 20:30

  April 23, 2024 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents: DYKE DREAMS + LOVE AND GREED AND PAIN AND LUST SCREENING WITH 2024 EXPANDING NORTH RESIDENT ANETTE GELLEIN Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm with a screening of two works from our Expanding North Resi”… more

Call for Applications: Newcomer Filmmentor 2024 – Extended

Friday 23 February 2024, 00:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: LIFT NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2024 Toronto, February 23, 2024 (Updated April 3, 2024)—Are you a newcomer or refugee filmmaker living in or near the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)? Are you looking to develop specific film-related skills, better familiarize”… more

Digital Cinema Residency – 2024 Announcement

Monday 12 February 2024, 00:00 to 00:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2024 LIFT DIGITAL CINEMA RESIDENCY RECIPIENT A.C. BIRCH Toronto, February 20, 2024—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that A.C. Birch is the inaugural resident of our Digital Cinema Residency, launched for the first time in 2024. The Di”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Family Day – Feb 19

The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 19, 2024. Staff will be available starting back on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:00AM ET.

LIFT’s Operations and Facilities Protocols – Moving Forward

Friday, February 9, 2024 Dear Members and Community, The new year is well underway and we’re getting busy again. Staff are in the office from Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm. Our front entrance on Dupont Street will be open throughout the week, depending on staffing levels. If the front door is locked during office hours, please ring the d”… more