LIFT News

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

 

LIFT OUT LOUD Oct 12 – Guest Moderator Amnon Buchbinder

Wednesday 12 October 2011, 19:30

Features Script:  Apartment Story written by Anthony Van Pham Tommy, heartbroken after being betrayed by his long-term girlfriend, wanders the streets of Toronto at night. But it’s out there he meets Julie, a young waitress who’s pretty lost at life herself. The two bond over their shared stories of failed relationships and careers while explo”… more

Lost Secrets of the Royal at the Blackwood Gallery and A Space Gallery

Wednesday 9 November 2011, 17:00

   (Cindy Mochizuki’s YOKAI & OTHER SPIRITS – photo by Dalia Vukmirovic)  Project stills at the end of this entry. LOST SECRETS OF THE ROYAL Four newly commissioned works presented by Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT), Reel Asian, the Blackwood Gallery, and A Space Gallery   Curators: Ben Donoghue and Hea”… more

LIFT Fall 2011 Workshop Season Now Online

LIFT’s FALL 2011 FILM, VIDEO and INTERACTIVE ART WORKSHOPSNow online! Registration opens on Tuesday September 13th, 2011 at 10am.Register in person at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street) with cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard or Amex or register by telephone with a credit card: 416-588-6444. Fees must be paid in full to confirm registration. Free Pro”… more

NRATI New York Conversations

Anton Vidokle’s New York Conversations – NRATI

Wednesday 28 September 2011, 19:00

 September’s No Reading After the Internet salon series features a special presentation of Anton Vidokle’s film New York Conversations (2010, 64 minutes, 16mm-to-video)  Facilitated by Melanie O’Brian and cheyanne turions    Following the screening, the audience is invited to stay and discuss topics raised in the film over”… more

Fall 2011 Open House – Tuesday September 20 7pm-9pm

FALL 2011 OPEN HOUSE LIFT’s facility opened on Dupont Street in the spring of 2009. This building offers dedicated resources for film training and production. We are opening our doors for public tours of the facility. This is a perfect opportunity to find out what’s happening at the centre, including equipment, membership and our upcoming Fall”… more

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