LIFT News

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

 

LIFT and Images Present the 2011 Tom Berner Award to Philip Hoffman

The Tom Berner Award award, sponsored by LIFT at the Images Festival commemorates the late Tom Berner, who for many years supported and nurtured Canadian filmmakers. The award is presented annually to an individual who has provided extraordinary support to the cause of independent filmmaking in Toronto. In 2011 the Tom Berner Award is presented to”… more

Enrico Mandirola – Spring 2011 Residency Screening and Artist Talk

Friday 15 April 2011, 20:00

 Since early March 2011 Bogota based filmmaker Enrico Mandirola has been in residence at LIFT. During his stay Enrico has produced two new films on 16mm in collaboration with LIFT and Niagara Custom Lab. These new films include El cuento a 30 minute 16mm reflection on war and the short A l’aube.  Since early March 2011 Bogota based filmma”… more

Welcome to the New LIFT Website

We have been promising it for many years and finally the new website is here. Like everything at LIFT it is a work in progress and will develop and improve with time. This project has been delayed over the years by our move, intense levels of activity and the complete collapse of the old LIFT site.  Thanks to everyone for putting up with the o”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD April 13 – Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen

Wednesday 13 April 2011, 19:30

LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen (Less Than Kind) with a one hour television pilot for discussion LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen (Less Than Kind) with a one hour television pilot for discussion Pipeline written by Brandon”… more

Thank You for Making ShopLIFT 2011 a Success

  March 17th LIFT held ShopLIFT – 2011 Silent Auction and Film Karaoke. The event was a great success and many film lovers attended and enjoyed a fun and lively night of Mvie-Oke. Thank you to our many donors: a complete list is available at the ShopLIFT site    March 17th LIFT held ShopLIFT – 2011 Silent Auction and F”… more

LIFT co-presents “On Screen 3: Stone and salt and stars and skin” at the Images Festival

Sunday 3 April 2011, 15:00

 “What is substance?” This question, asked in Samatha Rebello’s film, echoes through all of the works in this program. Basic elements of stone, salt, stars and skin are not always what they seem, and time and perception can transform the most immutable objects into something new. For more information see: http://imagesfestival.com/index.p”… more

Artist Talk: Beatrice Gibson – No Reading After the Internet

Friday 8 April 2011, 13:00

As a special No Reading After the Internet edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of her film The Future’s Getting Old Like the Rest of Us.  As a special No Reading After the Internet edition of Talk to the Pie, filmmaker Beatrice Gibson has been invited t”… more

Mark Twain’s War Prayer – No Reading After the Internet

Friday 1 April 2011, 15:00

Featuring Mark Twain’s War Prayer, complimented by ideas from Fernando Solanas + Octavio Getino, Susan Sontag and Howard Zinn   Facilitated by John Gianvito and cheyanne turions As part of the 2011 Images Festival, filmmaker John Gianvito has been invited to select a reading in conjunction with the presentation of his film Vapor Trail (Clark).”… more

imagineNATIVE and LIFT announce 2011 Mentee, Susan Blight

Saturday 1 January 2011, 00:00

    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that interdisciplinary artist Susan Blight, from the Couchiching First Nation, has been selected for the 7th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an Indigenous artist t”… more

Enrico Mandirola – Spring 2011 Artist In Residence

Friday 4 March 2011, 00:00

LIFT Announces Artist Residency with Italian Filmmaker Enrico Mandirola Mandirola in Toronto March 4–April 17 for Instruction, Production and Other Events   LIFT Announces Artist Residency with Italian Filmmaker Enrico Mandirola Mandirola in Toronto March 4–April 17 for Instruction, Production and Other Events   Toronto, March 5, 2011 – T”… more