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


Consider Donating to LIFT by December 31

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) End of Year Fundraising Goal 2020 is coming to an end and over the past couple of months we have been collecting our thoughts, and looking forward to the future. In 2021 we are turning 40. We’re hard at work at building a year’s worth of events and opportunities which will bring the LIFT community”… more

LIFT co-presents “Cinemas of South Asia: Case Study Pakistan” at MISAFF

Monday 7 December 2020, 12:00

LIFT co-presents Cinemas of South Asia: Case Study Pakistan at 2020 Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) Pakistani cinema has always been underfunded, underrepresented, underpromoted since its inception. At one time a film industry hub, Lahore’s studios were burnt down in the partition riots of 1947. So in essence, Pakistan, at i”… more

LIFT Community Survey 2020 – Extended Deadline

November 24, 2020 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is conducting a member and community survey to assess how we can better serve our community in the coming year. As the year comes to an end, we are looking to the future. LIFT exists to service artists. Our goal has always been, and will remain, to ensure artists have access”… more

Year-End Updates on LIFT Operations – November 2020

YEAR-END UPDATE ON LIFT OPERATIONS – NOVEMBER 2020 November 23, 2020 Dear Members and Community, The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto will be revising our operations for the rest of the year, as a result of Friday’s announcement by the Government of Ontario’s action to stop the spread of COVID-19:″… more

Update on LIFT Operations – November 2020

UPDATE ON LIFT OPERATIONS – NOVEMBER 2020   November 11, 2020 Dear Members and Community, As we continue to monitor the ongoing surge in COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Areas, we will continue to keep our post-production facilities closed until January 2021. The Education Department will still be offering online w”… more

LIFT Welcomes New Staff – November 2020

November 6, 2020 Welcome to New Education and Office Administrator Iman Abbaro The staff of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) would like to welcome our new Education and Office Administrator, Iman Abbaro, who joined us on Monday. Iman joins Shenaz in the Education Department, providing support for our workshop program as we co”… more

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest. There are currently no employment opportunities available with LIFT.    

Winter 2021 Workshops – Online

WINTER 2021 FILM, VIDEO and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPS Registration opens Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10am and continues until workshops are full. Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our social media announcements or visiting this page frequently.   As we continue to work through these difficult and unpredictable times, we will be ho”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts Programme 1” at the Toronto Arab Film

Saturday 25 July 2020, 16:00 to 19:00

We Were There by Rodrigue Hammal LIFT co-presents Shorts Programme 1 at Toronto Arab Film 2020 Programme: “In Uncle Salem Country” by Slim Belhiba “The Old Kalbelouz” by Imène Ayadi “So Dear, So Lovely” by Diana Allen “Abdullah and Leilah” by Ashtar AL Khirsan “We Were There” by Rodrigue Hammal “The Sparrow” by Nasri Hajaj

LIFT Hosts Profuz Digital – Media Accessibility, Creative Captioning and Subtitling with SubtitleNEXT

LIFT HOSTS PROFUZ DIGITAL MEDIA ACCESSIBILITY, CREATIVE CAPTIONING AND SUBTITLING WITH SUBTITLENEXT Toronto, July 10, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to host an online demonstration with Profuz Digital and their program SubtitleNEXT. Accessibility in film is fast becoming an essential part of the creative wor”… more