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


Screening with 2023 BAICC Resident Agnès Hayden

Tuesday 7 November 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

November 1, 2023 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present OUR BEST MACHINES ARE MADE WITH SUNSHINE SCREENING WITH 2023 BAICC RESIDENT AGNÈS HAYDEN Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) this Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 7:00pm with a screening of works from our BAICC 2023 artist Agnès Hayden, ranging fr”… more

LIFT Welcomes OCAD U RBC CEAD Designer-in-Residence – November 2023

November 1, 2023 LIFT Welcomes OCAD U RBC CEAD Designer-in-Residence – November 2023 Thanks to the Student Work Placement Program, delivered by the Canadian Human Resources Council and funded by the Government of Canada, we are able to welcome Amir Khoshnevis as our 2023-24 Designer-In-Residence. This work placement was developed in partnership wit”… more

LIFT co-presents “A World of Movement: Films of Sharon Lockhart” at Media City

Saturday 11 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00

LIFT co-presents “A World of Movement: Films of Sharon Lockhart” at the 2023 Media City Film Festival Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Sharon Lockhart joins Media City Film Festival from Los Angeles to present a special selection of her films. Programme: “NŌ,” 32 min, 2003 “EVENTIDE,” 30 min, 2022 “NŌ” (2003) and her most recent film “EVENTIDE”… more

LIFT co-presents “back home” at Rendezvous with Madness

Friday 27 October 2023, 18:30 to 20:30

LIFT co-presents “back home” at the 2023 Rendezvous with Madness Festival “back home” Directed by Nisha Platzer “back home” follows the filmmaker’s pursuit to get to know her older brother, Josh, twenty years after he took his own life. As she connects with the friends who knew him best as a teen, a complex portrait emerges. Through intimate recoll”… more

LIFT Announces Call for Submissions for Members’ Round-Up 2023, presented by MUBI – Extended

Friday 13 October 2023, 00:00 to 17:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MEMBERS’ ROUND-UP 2023, Presented by MUBI Toronto, October 13, 2023 (revised November 9)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces the return of the LIFT Round-Up. For the first time since 2018, LIFT will be hosting an evening of recent works by our diverse and talented membership on M”… more

LIFT co-presents “Nuked” at Planet in Focus

Sunday 22 October 2023, 18:30 to 21:03

  LIFT co-presents “Nuked” at 2023 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival The fallout of the nuclear testing during the past century had severe consequences. For the people of Bikini Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands, the repercussions of detonating 67 nuclear bombs on their island during the Cold War continues today, leaving mass conta”… more

LIFT announces the 2023 BAICC Resident – Agnès Hayden

Monday 11 September 2023, 00:00 to 00:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2023 BAICC RESIDENT AGNÈS HAYDEN Toronto, October 11, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Agnès Hayden as the current resident in the seventh edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion C”… more

Screenwriters Circle – Oct 18

Wednesday 18 October 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

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”… more

LIFT co-presents “Attila” at Rendezvous With Madness Festival

Tuesday 10 October 2023, 19:00 to 22:00

LIFT co-presents “Attila” at a special presentation part of Workman Arts’ 2023 Rendezvous With Madness Festival Canadian filmmaker Stephen Hosier focuses the lens of his feature debut uncomfortably close to home as he joins his childhood friend, Richard Csanyi, in investigating the life and death of the latter’s twin brother, Attila. Found dead on”… more

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.