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.

 

LIFT co-presents “My Dad’s Tapes” at Hot Docs

Thursday 2 May 2024 – Friday 3 May 2024

. LIFT co-presents My Dad’s Tapes at the 2024 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival My Dad’s Tapes Dir. Kurtis Watson In-Person: Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 2:00pm Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema 506 Bloor Street West Friday, May 3, 2024 at 2:00pm TIFF Lightbox, Cinema 2 350 King Street West On August 9, 2006, Leonard Watson dropped off his”… more

Open Screening – Spring 2024

Friday 19 April 2024, 19:00 to 21:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES OPEN SCREENING – SPRING 2024 April 5, 2024—Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) on Friday, April 19, 2024 in the Main Classroom at the LIFT facility (located at 1137 Dupont) for our Spring 2024 Open Screening. A program of new films, experiments, found footage”… more

Screenwriters Circle – April 17

Wednesday 17 April 2024, 19:00 to 19:00

The LIFT Screenwriters Circle meets online 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.”… more

Call for Submissions: Open Screening – Spring 2024

Friday 22 March 2024 – Friday 12 April 2024

March 22, 2024 THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OPEN SCREENING – SPRING 2024 UPDATE – Submissions are now closed! We have reached our time limit for the event. The Call for Submissions for the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) Spring 2024 edition of the Open Screening is now”… more

Expanding North Residency Program – 2024 Announcement

Friday 1 March 2024 – Friday 31 May 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2024 LIFT “EXPANDING NORTH” RESIDENCY RECIPIENTS Toronto, March 1, 2024—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Niya Abdullahi (Canada) and Anette Gellein (Norway) are the selected residents of our “Expanding North” Residency, which run”… more

Digital Cinema Residency – 2024 Announcement

Monday 12 February 2024 – Sunday 31 March 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2024 LIFT DIGITAL CINEMA RESIDENCY RECIPIENT A.C. BIRCH Toronto, February 20, 2024—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that A.C. Birch is the inaugural resident of our Digital Cinema Residency, launched for the first time in 2024. The Di”… more

Call for Proposals: Digital Cinema Residency 2024 – Extended

Friday 15 December 2023 – Monday 15 January 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DIGITAL CINEMA RESIDENCY 2024 Toronto, December 15, 2023 (Updated January 8, 2024)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking applications from emerging filmmakers and artists between the age of 18 and 30 for a Digital Cinema Residency. The”… more

Call for Proposals: Expanding North Residency Program

Wednesday 13 December 2023 – Monday 22 January 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS: “EXPANDING NORTH” RESIDENCY PROGRAM WITH LIFT, BALTIC ANALOGUE LAB, FILMVERKSTADEN and POLAR FILM LAB Toronto, December 13, 2023 (Updated January 4, 2024)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce its participation in the colla”… more

Josephine Massarella Artist Award – 2022 Announcement

Thursday 30 November 2023 –

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO ANNOUNCES THE 2022 JOSEPHINE MASSARELLA ARTIST AWARD RECIPIENT Toronto, November 30, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Marnie Parrell is the 2022 Josephine Massarella Artist Award Recipient. After some unexpected delays, we are thrilled to welcom”… more

Infographic for the LIFT Round Up featuring a handline drawing of a Bolex 16mm camera

LIFT announces Round-Up 2023 Screening, presented by MUBI

Monday 11 December 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT announces Round-Up 2023 Screening, presented by MUBI November 23, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces the return of the LIFT Round-Up on December 11, 2023 at the Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West. For the first time since 2018, we will be hosting an evening of recent works by LIFT’s talented community”… more