Programming

Displayed here is a partial list of LIFT programming and co-presentations going back to 2004. Entries are sorted by date, with the most recent first. The sub-menu provides a quick view of each program offered by LIFT and our calls for submissions.

 

Screenwriters Circle – Nov 17

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

The LIFT Screenwriters Circle meets on the third Wednesday of each month to facilitate skill-sharing, supportive critique and moving member scripts from the page to the screen. You must be a current LIFT member to attend this group. No experience is necessary, just a passion for words and images and a dream to one day see them on screen. Through mo”… more

Performance and Screening with 2021 BAICC Resident Bruno Delgado Ramo

Thursday 7 October 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

PERFORMANCE AND SCREENING WITH 2021 BAICC RESIDENT BRUNO DELGADO RAMO: PROJECTION IN PROJECTION SAUCE Co-presented by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM Toronto, October 4, 2021—Spanish filmmaker Bruno Delgado Ramo joins us on Thursday, October 7, 2021 to present a screening of his Super 8mm films. This screening c”… more

LIFT announces the 2021 BAICC Resident – Bruno Delgado Ramo

Thursday 9 September 2021, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES 2021 BAICC RESIDENT BRUNO DELGADO RAMO Toronto, September 29, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Bruno Delgado Ramo as the current resident in the fourth edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaboration between th”… more

LIFT co-presents “Latinidad” at aluCine

Thursday 30 September 2021, 18:00 to 20:00

Ride Fair by Javier Lovera LIFT co-presents Latinidad at 2021 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival New Works by Latin Canadian Filmmakers Showcasing new works from local artists is a proud tradition at aluCine, and this year is no exception! See what’s hot and new in the Latin-Canadian film scene, and dive into ten new short films from Latin-Ca”… more

LIFT co-presents “BAGEROO Fourteen! Volume 1” at the8fest

Friday 9 July 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

Kinsale, Eire by Laure Peigné LIFT co-presents BAGEROO Fourteen! Volume 1 at 2021 the8fest Small Gauge Film Festival The programming committee is thrilled to share two wonderful volumes of this year’s Bageroo programme, selected from our open call for submissions. Volume 1 takes us back to pre-pandemic times of travel and movement, tracing shorelin”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts to Features” at Breakthroughs Film Festival

Wednesday 16 June 2021, 00:00 to 00:00

. LIFT co-present the “Shorts to Features” panel at the 2021 Breakthroughs Film Festival Streaming June 16 – 20, 2021 Featuring Jasmin Mozaffari, Reem Morsi, Alexandra Lazarowich. Moderated by Jessie Anthony Recognizing the roadblocks that come in the way of graduating from short films to first features, filmmakers in this panel share candidly abou”… more

UNSTEADY LANDSCAPES: 40th Anniversary of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

Friday 28 May 2021, 10:00 to 23:59

Dust Cycles by Eva Kolcze   Toronto, May 13, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) officially came into being in April of 1981. Inspired in part by efforts of collective networking such as what was done at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) in Halifax, LIFT was founded by a group of artists who were interested”… more

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

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

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

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 cfmdc.tv.⁠ This screening and DIY lectures showc”… more

LIFT co-presents “Dope is Death” at the Toronto Black Film Festival

Wednesday 10 February 2021, 00:00 to 00:00

Dope is Death by Mia Donova LIFT co-presents Dope is Death at the 2021 Toronto Black Film Festival Programme: Dope is Death is the story of how Dr. Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combined community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in”… more

LIFT co-presents “Discomfort Zone” at Reel Asian

Thursday 12 November 2020, 10:00 to 23:59

Lola’s Wake by Tricia Hagoriles   LIFT co-presents Discomfort Zone at 2020 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival From the mundane to the spectacular, our characters in these five films pave their own paths as some take matters into their own hands, while others come across new points of understanding and acceptance. Programme: “Away,”… more

LIFT co-presents “Of Differences, Lineages, and Belongings” at aluCine

Correspondencia / Correspondence by Valentina Alvarado Mato LIFT co-presents Of Differences, Lineages, and Belongings  at 2020 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival A correlation of feminist forces that are constantly structured and restructured. An incessant becoming (transformation). Video, celluloid and performance become resilient matter, sh”… more

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

Saturday 25 July 2020, 16:00 to 19:00

We Were There by Rodrigue Hammal LIFT co-presents Shorts Programme 1 at Toronto Arab Film 2020 Programme: “In Uncle Salem Country” by Slim Belhiba “The Old Kalbelouz” by Imène Ayadi “So Dear, So Lovely” by Diana Allen “Abdullah and Leilah” by Ashtar AL Khirsan “We Were There” by Rodrigue Hammal “The Sparrow” by Nasri Hajaj

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2020 Mentorship Announcement

Tuesday 16 June 2020, 00:00

2020 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Tim Myles Toronto, June 16, 2020—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based artist Tim Myles is the recipient of the 16th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. Tim is a Mi’kmaq artist originally from”… more

LIFT co-presents “Judy Versus Capitalism” at Hot Docs

Thursday 28 May 2020, 00:00

LIFT co-presents Judy Versus Capitalism at the 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Judy Versus Capitalism Dir. Mike Hoolboom Available to stream May 28 to June 6, 2020 Judy Rebick has always lent her voice to those who need to be heard. Since the 1970s, she’s been a vocal advocate for a more progressive Canada. A second-wave f”… more

LIFT Supported Call for Submissions: PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program 2020

Saturday 9 May 2020, 10:00

LIFT SUPPORTED CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2020 TORONTO, May 9, 2020—The PIX FILM Collective is now accepting applications for the next 2020 Studio Immersion Program. This will expand upon the theme of Hybrid Models of Filmmaking. We are seeking applications from International and Canadian artists to re-think, research an”… more

LIFT announces the 2020 BAICC Resident – Valentina Alvarado Matos

Monday 3 February 2020, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES 2020 BAICC RESIDENT VALENTINA ALVARADO MATOS Toronto, February 12, 2020—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Venezuelan filmmaker Valentina Alvarado Matos as the current resident in the third edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaborati”… more