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


LIFT Office and Store Closed for Thanksgiving Day – Oct 9

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Monday, October 9th, 2023. LIFT will reopen and staff will be available starting back on Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00AM ET. Please review our current operations policy.

LIFT Fall 2023 Garage Sale – Sep 30

LIFT FALL 2023 GARAGE SALE 2023 was a big year for LIFT, and looks like we’re not slowing down anytime soon. We’re bringing back the fan-favourite event: the LIFT Garage Sale! Saturday, September 30, 2023 12:00noon – 5:00pm 1137 Dupont Street Main Classroom We have lots of stuff ready for sale, ranging from vintage kitsch and art department, to cam”… more

LIFT announces Finnish Visiting Artist Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki

Friday 1 September 2023, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES FINNISH VISITING ARTIST NATALIA KOZIEŁ-KALLIOMÄKI Toronto, September 18, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki has joined us from Helsinki, Finland as a visiting artist from September 1 to November 30, 2023 as the fourth resident in the residency program for”… more

LIFT’s Operations and Facilities Protocols – September 2023

Thursday, September 14, 2023 Dear Members and Community, We’re back into the whirlwind of activity that is Toronto in the Fall! And with that, LIFT continues to ramp up our services. Staff are in Monday through Friday and our front door will be open throughout the week, depending on staffing levels. Access for workshops and the technical department”… more

LIFT announces “Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project” – In-person Screening and VOD

Thursday 21 September 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

Image Credit: Luísa Cruz and Jorge Manzano, CIRCADIAN VERSES (2023) . Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project In-person Screening and VOD September 1, 2023—In 2021 the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. Toronto has changed wildly over the past four”… more

LIFT Staff Farewell – September 2023

(L-R) Esteban Powell and Poppi Fella Pellegrino September 1, 2023 Best Wishes to Summer Staff Esteban Powell and Poppi Fella Pellegrino LIFT would like to thank Esteban Powell and Poppi Fella Pellegrino for all their work this summer in their Canada Summer Jobs positions. Esteban worked in the Technical Department assisting Robin Riad, Karl Reinsal”… more

LIFT Staffing Updates – September 2023

September 1, 2023 Special Projects Coordinator Helen Lee In the aftermath of our very successful Analogue Resilience Film Labs Gathering back in May, we are happy to announce that Helen Lee will be continuing in her role at LIFT as Special Projects Coordinator, for the foreseeable future. Over this past summer, she has been spearheading future proj”… more

Employment Opportunities

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

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Labour Day – Sep 4

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 4th, 2023. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00am ET. Have a rejuvenating and safe holiday.

Friday, August 18 – Open Screening

July 26, 2023 Call for Submissions: Open Screening Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) on Friday, August 18, 2023 in the Main Classroom at LIFT (1137 Dupont) for our Summer Open Screening, an evening of oddball films, experiments, found footage and works in progress. UPDATE – Submissions are now closed! We have reached our”… more