LIFT News

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

 

LIFT Staff Farewell – August 2021

Outgoing Technical Administrator Justine McCloskey August 5, 2021 Best Wishes to Technical Administrator Justine McCloskey LIFT would like to announce the departure of Justine McCloskey as she has chosen to take on another opportunity. She served for four years as the Technical Administrator at LIFT. Justine was key to ensuring our technical depart”… more

Updates on LIFT Operations – August 2021

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: AUGUST 2021 August 5, 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 September as the Government of Ontario moves into Step 3 of reopening the province. Details: https://www.onta”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Simcoe Day – Aug 2

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Simcoe Day on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Tuesday, August 3rd at 10:00am EDT.

Updates on LIFT Operations – July 2021

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: JULY 2021 June 30, 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 July as the Government of Ontario moves into Step 2 of reopening the province. Details: https://www.ontario.ca/p”… more

LIFT co-presents “BAGEROO Fourteen! Volume 1” at the8fest

Friday 9 July 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

Kinsale, Eire by Laure Peigné LIFT co-presents BAGEROO Fourteen! Volume 1 at 2021 the8fest Small Gauge Film Festival The programming committee is thrilled to share two wonderful volumes of this year’s Bageroo programme, selected from our open call for submissions. Volume 1 takes us back to pre-pandemic times of travel and movement, tracing shorelin”… more

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, July 5th at 10:00am EDT.

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