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


Screenwriters Circle – Oct 21

Wednesday 21 October 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

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

LIFT Staff Farewell – June 2020

Outgoing Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger June 19, 2020 Farewell to Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger LIFT would like to announce the departure of Technical Coordinator TJ Ediger and thank him for his incredible contribution to the organization. TJ has been instrumental in bringing a strong sense of visual space and process to create new efficiencies”… more

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2020 Mentorship Announcement

Tuesday 16 June 2020, 00:00

2020 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Tim Myles Toronto, June 16, 2020—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based artist Tim Myles is the recipient of the 16th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. Tim is a Mi’kmaq artist originally from”… more

CanadaHelp’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2020

June 8, 2020 Great Canadian Giving Challenge launched June 1, 2020 Summer Greetings from LIFT, 2020 has not been the year people thought it was going to be. In light of current events impacting the Black community in Toronto and around the world, coupled with the anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are innumerable causes which require your supp”… more