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 – July 21

Thursday 21 July 2022, 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

Recipients of the 2022 Production and Post-Production Support Grant

Monday 13 June 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

Top Row (L-R):  Bonnie Whitehall, Camil Ghajary, Ella Morton and Emily Ryder Bottom Row (L-R): Japinder Sandhu, Joanna Decc, Oyin Olalekan and Rolla Tahir Monday, June 13, 2022 After a five year hiatus the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) Production and Post-Production Support Grant is back. Between 2005 – 2015, LIFT’s Support”… more

LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” at Toronto Arab Film

Thursday 26 May 2022, 18:00 to 23:00

Brown Bread and Apricots by Serene Husni LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” Shorts Programme at 2022 Toronto Arab Film Programme: “Visions of Basra” by Noor Gatih “Brown Bread and Apricots” by Serene Husni “Memory is a Dying Horse” by Samer Najari “Something from there” by Rana Nazzal Hamadeh After this content becomes available May 26th at 6:00 pm”… more

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 2 June 2022, 18:45 to 20:45

Don’t Text Your Ex by Jo Güstin LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2022 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Annual collection of the best of the best in local queer cinema. Programme: “Thot or Not” by Dylan Glynn “Between Realities Along the Edge of Time” by Jessica Huras “Fresh Meat” by Lu Asfaha “Romario” by James Cooper” “Don’t Text Your Ex'”… more

LIFT co-presents Roger Beebe Film Performance

Sunday 3 April 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT and PIX FILM co-presents Roger Beebe Film Performance Sunday, April, 3, 2022 Starts at 7:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C Roger Beebe in-person! In the wake of our year(+) of lockdown and of telepresence, Roger Beebe returns to the road with a program of 16mm multi-projector performances. The program features several newer wo”… more

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2022 Mentorship Announcement

Friday 25 March 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

2022 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Caelin Holmes THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) AND THE IMAGINENATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL 2022 MENTORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT Toronto, March 25, 2022—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce tha”… more

LIFT co-presents “Baltic Experimental Films”

Monday 28 March 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

Bonds of Time by Henrijs Laķis LIFT and PIX FILM co-presents Baltic Experimental Films Films from the Baltic Analog Lab Curated by Ieva Balode Ieva Balode is a founder of artist’s collective and film lab Baltic Analog Lab from Riga, Latvia that gathers filmmakers and photographers working in a field of a photochemical and experimental film. As a di”… more

Artist Talk with 2022 BAICC Resident Laura Moreno Bueno

Thursday 24 March 2022, 18:00 to 20:00

ARTIST TALK WITH 2022 BAICC RESIDENT LAURA MORENO BUENO   Toronto, March 11, 2022—Join us online on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6:00pm EDT to see a presentation by the Spanish filmmaker Laura Moreno Bueno. This presentation follows shortly after her residency in the fifth edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinem”… more

LIFT co-presents “Sea Series 23” at Media City Film Festival

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

Sea Series 23 by John Price LIFT co-presents Sea Series 23 at Media City Film Festival “Sea Series 23” John Price Canada, 16mm > digital, 8 min, 2022 This film is available to stream for free globally between February 8 – March 1, 2022. Listen to John Price’s MCFF25 Film Introduction. “Yes, I contemplate the sea, what else is there to do?…to loo”… more

LIFT announces the 2022 BAICC Resident – Laura Moreno Bueno

Monday 7 February 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES 2022 BAICC RESIDENT LAURA MORENO BUENO Toronto, February 16, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Laura Moreno Bueno as the current resident in the fifth edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaboration between the”… more

Shadows and Light: Six Film Portraits from LIFT members, 1981-2001

Thursday 13 January 2022, 11:00 to 23:59

Do Nothing by Ruba Nadda Toronto, January 13, 2022—In April of 2021, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) marked our 40th anniversary. It was a quiet celebration during a tumultuous pandemic year. But since then we have been looking back and taking stock of the LIFT’s legacy as a resource and community hub for the filmmakers who”… more

Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 17th annual Mentorship Program

Monday 10 January 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2022 ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Call for applicants in Toronto Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute 16mm short? EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, February 14, 2022 Celebrating 17 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaki”… 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