LIFT News

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

 

LIFT co-presents AD HOC #48’s “Josephine Massarella: Green Dreams”

Wednesday 22 November 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT co-presents “Josephine Massarella: Green Dreams” as part of AD HOC #48 The films of Josephine Massarella cover a vast territory, from durational, performance-focused films that bridge everyday experiences with ritual and symbol, to aesthetic transformations of landscape and wilderness through the eye of the camera. This program focuses on her”… more

LIFT’s Operations and Facilities Protocols – November 2023 and December Closure

Monday, November 20, 2023 Updated: Friday, December 15, 2023 Dear Members and Community, The year is wrapping up, but we’re still going strong. Staff are in Monday through Friday and our front door will be open throughout the week, depending on staffing levels. If the front door is locked during office hours, please ring the doorbell on the side en”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts 3: Stuck” at Regent Park

Sunday 26 November 2023, 13:30 to 15:00

“Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (Shallots and Garlic)” by Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto LIFT co-presents “Shorts 3: Stuck” at the 2023 Regent Park Film Festival This shorts program introduces us to characters feeling stuck; unable to move forward due to policies, mental health or the pull of familial bonds. Whether they’re navigating the immigration system”… more

Performance with Visiting Artist Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki

Friday 24 November 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

November 16, 2023 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present WARM DATA: PERFORMANCE WITH VISITING ARTIST NATALIA KOZIEŁ-KALLIOMÄKI Based in Finland, Polish filmmaker Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki joins us on Friday, November 24, 2023 to present a 16mm expanded cinema performance. This performance complements her residency as the fo”… more

LIFT co-presents “The Last Temptations of the Belgians”
at the European Union Film Festival

Thursday 23 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00

LIFT co-presents “The Last Temptations of the Belgians” at the 2023 European Union Film Festival “The Last Temptations of the Belgians” (La dernière tentation des Belges) Directed by Jan Bucquoy In-Person: Thursday, November 23, 2023 Starts at 6:00pm Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road (inside Alliance Française Toronto) Note: The film will NOT be a p”… more

LIFT Co-Presents, “Kiss Me Deadly and Lost Highway Double Bill” at Innis Town Hall

Friday 17 November 2023, 19:00 to 23:00

LIFT co-presents “Kiss Me Deadly and Lost Highway Double Bill” as part of CINSSU’s Free Friday Films at Innis Town Hall We are delighted to be co-presenting a DOUBLE FEATURE of Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and Lost Highway (1997) with the UofT Cinema Studies Student Union at this week’s Free Friday Films at Innis Town Hall. “Kiss Me Deadly” is a 1955 film”… more

LIFT co-presents “Reel Ideas 2023 – Building Forces: The Director Producer Relationship” at Reel Asian

Tuesday 14 November 2023, 16:00 to 18:00

LIFT co-presents “Reel Ideas 2023 – Building Forces: The Director Producer Relationship” at the 2023 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival LIFT is proud to be a Community Supporter of Reel Ideas 2023’s “Building Forces: The Director Producer Relationship” panel Last fall, the DOC Institute invited creative producers to reimagine a document”… more

Recipients of the LIFT 2023 Production and Post-Production Support Grant

Top Row (L-R): Francisca Duran and Ant Horasanli Bottom Row (L-R): Felipe López Gómez, Justine McCloskey, Sonya Mwambu, Tara Natalia and Roy Zheng   Monday, November 13, 2023 Recipients of the LIFT 2023 Production and Post-Production Support Grant The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2″… more

LIFT Staff Farewell – November 2023

November 8, 2023 Best Wishes to Special Projects Coordinator Helen Lee LIFT would like to thank Helen Lee for her service over the last year and a half. She was brought on to steward the Film Labs Gathering through to completion and did an amazing job. With her meticulous planning, we were able to host over 150 guests as they talked about the futur”… more

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