LIFT News

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

 

LIFT Members Daniel Young and Christian Giroux win the 2011 Sobey Art Award

     October 13, 2011—HALIFAX, NS—The Curatorial Panel for the 2011 Sobey Art Award announced today that Young & Giroux representing Ontario are the recipients of the $50,000 top prize. The announcement was made during a Gala event held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax. The Award was presented to the winning arti”… more

“Occupy” Movements in Relation to Colonial Dynamics in Canada – NRATI

Wednesday 2 November 2011, 19:00

Image credit: 06 April Movement tent, Tahrir Square, Cairo, 29 June 2011. Photograph by Mona Seif. In collaboration with FUSE Magazine   Facilitated by Gina Badger and cheyanne turions  Image credit: 06 April Movement tent, Tahrir Square, Cairo, 29 June 2011. Photograph by Mona Seif. In collaboration with FUSE Magazine   Fa”… more

LIFT co-presents “The Uprooted” at imagineNATIVE

Saturday 22 October 2011, 17:30

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), along with Worldwide Short Film Festival and ACTRA Toronto, co-presents at the 2011 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.    The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), along with Worldwide Short Film Festival and ACTRA Toronto, co-presents at the 2011 im”… more

LIFT co-presents “Alternative Landscapes” at Planet in Focus

Saturday 15 October 2011, 19:00

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT),  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), along with Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Toronto, Worldwide Short Film Festival, and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, co-presents at the 2011 Planet in Focus: International Environmental Film a”… more

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