LIFT News

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

 

Tension vs. Meditation: Contemporary Japanese Animation

Friday 5 August 2011, 20:00

Varfix by Kotaro Tanaka As part of his summer 2011 residency at LIFT Tomonari Nishikawa will present a program of contemporary Japanese animation curated for this residency.  Varfix by Kotaro Tanaka As part of his summer 2011 residency at LIFT Tomonari Nishikawa will present a program of contemporary Japanese animation curated for th”… more

Feminist Art Gallery + LIFT co-present “New and Lesser Known Works” by Alison S. M. Kobayashi

Wednesday 27 July 2011, 20:00

  Feminist Art Gallery + LIFT co-present    Feminist Art Gallery + LIFT co-present New and Lesser Known Works Alison S. M. Kobayashi www.asmk.ca  A video screening and artist talk including early works and rarely seen videos by Alison S. M. Kobayashi such as; Eat Your Words and Period 4L,”… more

LIFT co-presents “Footed Tadpoles” at Shinsedai 2011

Saturday 23 July 2011, 16:00

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) andthe Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2011 co-presents Footed Tadpoles ( 脚の生えたおたまじゃくし)Dir. Tomoya Maeno脚の生えたおたまじゃくし (Ashi no haeta otamajakushi)2009, 76 minutes Synopsis:  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) andthe Shinsedai Cinema Festival 2011 co-presents”… more

Tomonari Nishikawa – Summer 2011 Artist in Residence

Wednesday 13 July 2011, 00:00

 LIFT announced today that Japanese, upstate New York based Tomonari Nishikawa will be in Toronto participating in LIFT’s international artist-in-residence program. This program, aimed at international filmmakers, focuses on the production of film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their loca”… more

New Equipment Acquisitions: Sony F3 and Zeiss Compact Primes

LIFT is pleased to announce we have acquired a Sony PMW-F3 digital cinema camera package and Zeiss Compact Prime CP2 four lens prime kit for rental to members. The F3 is a  Super 35mm CMOS sensor based camera system that supports PL mount cine lenses and 1920 x 1080 full-HD recording to SxS cards. The Compact Prime CP.2 lenses are available in”… more

Tomonari Nishikawa and the “Birth of Tragedy” – NRATI

Wednesday 13 July 2011, 19:00

 July’s reading: An excerpt from Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Birth of Tragedy   Tomonari Nishikawa in attendance In conjunction with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s summer residency, visiting artist Tomonari Nishikawa has been invited to select a reading in relation to filmmaking practice. Nishikawa’s 2003 film Apollo wil”… more

Spike Milligan’s “The Goon Show” – NRATI

Monday 27 June 2011, 19:00

 Facilitated by Amy Lam, Jon McCurley and cheyanne turions   Facilitated by Amy Lam, Jon McCurley and cheyanne turions In conjunction with XPACE’s presentation of What Goes Around Comes Around, Phase One, artist duo Life of a Craphead have selected an episode of The Goon Show to read aloud in compliment to the exhibition. Curate”… more

New Sections Added for Popular Summer 2011 Workshops

Summer 2011: New Workshop Sections and Schedule Revisions Video Production with the Sony EX1Tuesday July 5th 6pm-10pm Introduction to Final Cut Pro: Class C Monday July 11th 6pm-10pm Wednesday July 13th 6pm-10pm  Summer 2011: New Workshop Sections and Schedule Revisions Video Production with the Sony EX1Tuesday July 5th 6pm-10pm”… more

Jaap Pieters in Conversation at LIFT

Wednesday 8 June 2011, 19:00

Fresh from the Media City International Festival of Film and Video Art and the monthly Early Monthly Segments screening salon at the Gladstone Hotel, LIFT will be hosting Dutch filmmaker Jaap Pieters in the LIFT classroom for an informal and casual screening / talk next Wednesday. All are welcome to this FREE event. Fresh from the Media City Intern”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD June 8 – Guest Moderator Elkn Town

Wednesday 8 June 2011, 19:30

LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Elke Town(Story Editor) Two short screenplays for discussionAsk Alice written by Cara MumfordA woman wakes up in a hospital room with amnesia. As she journeys through the dark recesses of her mind trying to remember what happened to her, she experiences a series of incre”… more