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.

 

Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 18th annual Mentorship Program – Extended

Thursday 23 May 2024 – Tuesday 16 July 2024

May 23, 2024 Updated: June 20, 2024 LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2024 ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM All Indigenous Filmmakers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with an original idea for a 16mm short film! Celebrating 20 years of supporting Independent Indigenous Film, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is partnering up with Liaison of Independent Filmm”… more

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 30 May 2024, 18:45 to 20:45

This Light is My Birthplace by Shaun Soutar LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2024 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Toronto is the backdrop of this eclectic collection of films telling tales of friendship, community, and mushroom-laced chaos. In-Person: Thursday, May 30, 2024 Starts at 6:45 pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 1, 350 King Street West Digi”… more

Screenwriters Circle – June 19

Wednesday 19 June 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

Screening with 2024 Expanding North Resident Anette Gellein

Friday 3 May 2024, 19:00 to 20:30

  April 23, 2024 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents: DYKE DREAMS + LOVE AND GREED AND PAIN AND LUST SCREENING WITH 2024 EXPANDING NORTH RESIDENT ANETTE GELLEIN Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 7:00 pm with a screening of two works from our Expanding North Resi”… more

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

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