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


LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 27 May 2021, 12:00 to 23:59

St Clair W by Emily Ryder LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2021 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival Programme: “Cruz” by John Dela Cruz “Unity Mosque” by Nicole Teeny “International Dawn Chorus Day” by John Greyson “I Do, But I Don’t” by Marlee Druker “I Am Gay” by Ajahnis Charley “You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow” by Michael Hanley “Parry Riposte”… more

Announcement Regarding Board of Directors – May 2021

Outgoing Board Chair David Café-Fébrissy Departure of David Café-Fébrissy and Announcement of New Board Members May 5, 2021 ADIEU, DAVID! Welcome Aeyliya, Daniel, Orla and Tash! The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) would like to thank David Café-Fébrissy for his six years of service on the board at LIFT. David Café-Febrissy joine”… more

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

Thursday 27 May 2021, 18:00 to 20:00

Mutts (Clebs) by Halima Ouardiri LIFT co-presents Shorts Programme 1 at 2021 Toronto Arab Film Programme: “Sukar” by Illias El Faris “Mutts (Clebs)” by Halima Ouardiri “Foam (Ecume)” by Omar Elhamy “Jardins Paradise” by Yza Nouiga “And The Night Will Carry Us” by Koudhai Amine

Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT – Support of Asian Heritage Month

LIFT’s SUPPORT OF ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH Collective Statement by the Board and Staff of LIFT Regarding Anti-Asian Violence May 4, 2021 May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This year, this month’s celebrations are tinged with sadness as we recognize the rising trend in Anti-Asian violence around the world. The horrible shooting in Atlanta, Georgia o”… more

LIFT co-presents “poetics of distance” at Images Festival

Monday 24 May 2021, 20:00 to 21:30

Letter From Your Far-Off Country by Suneil Sanzgiri LIFT co-presents poetics of distance at 2021 Images Festival Programme: “Nini, What Time Is It There?” by Sabrina Ruobing Zhao “And on a Different Note” by Mohammad Shawky Hassan “History of Light” by Grau “Letter From Your Far-Off Country” by Suneil Sanzgiri

Updates on LIFT Operations – March 2021 (Addendum)

UPDATES ON LIFT OPERATIONS: MARCH 2021   *** ADDENDUM—April 21, 2021 All online purchases from the LIFT Store will be suspended until Thursday May 20, due to the Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order extended on Friday April 16. We will revisit our options after May 20, 2021 to see when LIFT Store online purchases and/or curbside pick-up”… more

LIFT, imagineNATIVE and Harbour Collective present “imagineNATIVE x LIFT Originals”

Thursday 22 April 2021, 14:00 to 17:00

Menaptwi by Natasha Naveau THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT), THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL AND THE HARBOUR COLLECTIVE PRESENT imagineNATIVE X LIFT ORIGINALS Toronto, April 8, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Harbour Collective are pro”… more

LIFT co-presents “DIS/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking…a DIY Extravaganza!” at CFMDC’s “The Breadth of” Symposium

Saturday 3 April 2021, 18:00 to 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to co-present “DIS/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking…a DIY Extravaganza!” as part of CFMDC’s “The Breadth of” symposium This program, curated by Jaene Castrillon, includes a screening and 3 DIY lectures over the month of April on⁠ This screening and DIY lectures showc”… more

LIFT Stands in Solidarity with the Encampment Support Network (ESN)

April 1, 2021 Dear LIFT Community, The COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the well-known fact that the Greater Toronto Area is an extremely expensive place to live and work. Many of our members, colleagues and neighbours face income insecurity that has been exacerbated by this crisis. Others have been on the front line, supporting those in crisis. A”… more

LIFT Office and Store Closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday – Apr 2 and Apr 5

The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Good Friday on Friday April 2nd, 2021, as well as Easter Monday on Monday, April 5th, 2021. Staff will be available, as per our current COVID-19 closure protocol, starting back on Tuesday, April 6th at 10:00AM ET.