LIFT News

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

 

Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT – Actions to Support Black Lives Matter

LIFT’S ACTIONS TO SUPPORT BLACK LIVES MATTER Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) June 4, 2020 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) stands in solidarity with our Black members, Black colleagues, and Black-led organizations. We extend condolences to the families and”… more

LIFT Announces Phases for Reopening During COVID-19

June 1, 2020 PHASE ONE The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be partially open starting Monday, June 1, 2020 for purchases of film stock and supplies from the LIFT Store only. Production equipment rentals will follow in the coming weeks, with post-production facility rentals ideally later in the summer. Further protocols for”… more

LIFT co-presents “Judy Versus Capitalism” at Hot Docs

Thursday 28 May 2020, 00:00

LIFT co-presents Judy Versus Capitalism at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Judy Versus Capitalism Dir. Mike Hoolboom Available to stream May 28 to June 6, 2020 Judy Rebick has always lent her voice to those who need to be heard. Since the 1970s, she’s been a vocal advocate for a more progressive Canada. A second-wave f”… more

LIFT welcomes the participants of the Newcomer Filmmentor 2020 Program

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 00:00

(L-R) Mentees: Halime Akturk, Movsar Asuev, Jo Güstin and Darya Ruseva. LIFT WELCOMES THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2020 PROGRAM Toronto, May 14, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome four newcomer filmmakers to participate in the Newcomer Filmmentor 2020 Program. In the past few years, we”… more

LIFT Supported Call for Submissions: PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program 2020

Saturday 9 May 2020, 10:00

LIFT SUPPORTED CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2020 TORONTO, May 9, 2020—The PIX FILM Collective is now accepting applications for the next 2020 Studio Immersion Program. This will expand upon the theme of Hybrid Models of Filmmaking. We are seeking applications from International and Canadian artists to re-think, research an”… more

Update from LIFT regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

May 25, 2020 RE: LIFT CLOSURE UPDATE Dear Members and Community, We are finalizing our plans for re-opening and hope to announce further news shortly. We will communicate our plans for safe opening, when we announce the date of our public opening. Please stay tuned for additional updates. In the interim, for any urgent matters staff can be reached”… more

Statement of Inclusion

February 20, 2020 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is a community space for those working in film and media related practices. As part of the LIFT community we seek to ensure your safety and that your needs are met. LIFT’s values influence not only our programming decisions, but they act as guidelines for the people who popul”… more

LIFT announces the 2020 BAICC Resident – Valentina Alvarado Matos

Monday 3 February 2020, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES 2020 BAICC RESIDENT VALENTINA ALVARADO MATOS Toronto, February 12, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Venezuelan filmmaker Valentina Alvarado Matos as the current resident in the third edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaborati”… more

Call for Applications: LIFT Newcomer Filmmentor 2020

Thursday 6 February 2020, 10:00

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: LIFT NEWCOMER FILMMENTOR 2020 Toronto, February 6, 2020—Are you a newcomer or refugee emerging filmmaker living in or near the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? Are you looking to develop specific film-related skills or complete a project? The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the launch of th”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Family Day – Feb 17

 The LIFT office and store will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 17th, 2020. LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00AM.   The LIFT office and store will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 17th, 2020. LIFT will reopen on Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00AM.