LIFT News

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

 

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Labour Day – Sep 5

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 5th, 2022. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 protocol, starting back on Tuesday, September 6th at 10:00am ET. Have a rejuvenating and safe holiday.

LIFT co-presents “Where Do We Go From Here?” at the8Fest

Friday 5 August 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT and the CFMDC co-presents “Where Do We Go From Here?” 15 Years of CFMDC and LIFT at the 8fest Curated by Jesse Brossoit from Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Cayley James from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). Online and On-Demand August 5 – 11, 2022 at https://the8fest.com Presenting films by Alexandr”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Simcoe Day – Aug 1

The LIFT office and store will be closed for Simcoe Day on Monday, August 1st, 2022. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 protocol, starting back on Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:00am ET.

LIFT announces Finnish Visiting Artist Britt Al-Busultan

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES FINNISH VISITING ARTIST BRITT AL-BUSULTAN Toronto, July 20, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Britt Al-Busultan has joined us from Vaasa, Finland as a visiting artist from June 22 to September 15, 2022 as the second resident in the residency program for alumni of the Academy of F”… more

LIFT Welcomes Summer Staff – July 2022

(L-R) David Nguyen, Esteban Powell and Mena Fouda   July 15, 2022 Welcome to Summer 2022 Staff Thanks to the Canada Summer Job program, supported by the Canadian Government, we are able to welcome two summer staff to LIFT this summer. David Nguyen is our new Education and Outreach Assistant this summer at LIFT. He will be assisting our Educati”… more

Call for Proposals: Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project – Deadline Extended

Monday 11 July 2022, 00:00 to 23:59

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES 2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS TRANSFORMATIONS: A CROSS GENERATIONAL COMMISSIONING PROJECT Toronto, July 11, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. The city has changed significantly over those f”… more

Screenwriters Circle – July 20

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 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 mo”… more

LIFT co-presents “Blue II” at Images Festival

Sunday 17 July 2022, 14:00 to 20:00

Petal to the Metal by Emily Pelstring LIFT co-presents “Blue II” Shorts Programme at 2022 Images Festival: Slow Edition This program is part of the “suite ok to rest” curated by Jaclyn Quaresma. Sunday, July 17, 2022 Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue Presented with Closed Captions at 2PM Presented with Creative Audio Description at 4PM Presented with”… more

LIFT co-presents Vector Festival: Glitch

Thursday 14 July 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT is community sponsor of the Vector Festival 2022: Glitch Vector Festival 2022: Glitch July 14 – 24, 2022 A glitch is a mistake, an error, a failure, a malfunction—it’s the machine telling us that something inside it has gone wrong. Machines are designed to, and expected to, work perfectly. However, even the most powerful technologies can be qu”… more

LIFT Welcomes New Additional Staff – June 2022

Incoming Special Projects Coordinator Helen Lee (L) and Commissioning and Mentorship Coordinator Robert Lee (R) June 27, 2022 Welcome to Special Projects Coordinator Helen Lee and Commissioning and Mentorship Coordinator Robert Lee Thanks to the Digital Now initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts and additional project funding, we are happy t”… more