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 Proposals: Analogue Resilience: A Film Labs Gathering

Tuesday 13 September 2022, 00:00 to 17:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS ANALOGUE RESILIENCE: A FILM LABS GATHERING May 25 – 30, 2023 in Toronto, Canada Toronto, September 13, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a gathering of analogue film labs and filmmakers here”… more

Performance with Visiting Artist Britt Al-Busultan

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 19:00 to 20:00

PIX Film is pleased to present a performance with Visiting Britt Al-Busultan Britt Al-Busultan in person Britt-Al-Busultan, artist in residency at LIFT, will be presenting a 2 x 16mm film projector performance “Razzle Dazzle” at PIX FILM Gallery with sound accompaniment by Ben Rositsan. Details: https://www.pixfilmcollective.com/events/razzle-dazzl”… more

Call for Submissions: Josephine Massarella Artist Award 2022

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JOSEPHINE MASSARELLA ARTIST AWARD 2022 Toronto, August 15, 2022—In June of 2018 the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) longtime member Josephine Massarella passed away after a short illness. https://lift.ca/news-post/remembering-josephi”… more

LIFT co-presents “Where Do We Go From Here?” at the8Fest

Friday 5 August 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT and the CFMDC co-presents “Where Do We Go From Here?” 15 Years of CFMDC and LIFT at the 8fest Curated by Jesse Brossoit from Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) and Cayley James from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). Online and On-Demand August 5 – 11, 2022 at https://the8fest.com Presenting films by Alexandr”… more

LIFT announces Finnish Visiting Artist Britt Al-Busultan

Wednesday 20 July 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES FINNISH VISITING ARTIST BRITT AL-BUSULTAN Toronto, July 20, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Britt Al-Busultan has joined us from Vaasa, Finland as a visiting artist from June 22 to September 15, 2022 as the second resident in the residency program for alumni of the Academy of F”… more

Call for Proposals: Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project – Deadline Extended

Monday 11 July 2022, 00:00 to 23:59

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES 2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS TRANSFORMATIONS: A CROSS GENERATIONAL COMMISSIONING PROJECT Toronto, July 11, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. The city has changed significantly over those f”… more

Screenwriters Circle – July 20

Wednesday 20 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

LIFT co-presents “Blue II” at Images Festival

Sunday 17 July 2022, 14:00 to 20:00

Petal to the Metal by Emily Pelstring LIFT co-presents “Blue II” Shorts Programme at 2022 Images Festival: Slow Edition This program is part of the “suite ok to rest” curated by Jaclyn Quaresma. Sunday, July 17, 2022 Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue Presented with Closed Captions at 2PM Presented with Creative Audio Description at 4PM Presented with”… more

LIFT co-presents Vector Festival: Glitch

Thursday 14 July 2022, 00:00 to 00:00

LIFT is community sponsor of the Vector Festival 2022: Glitch Vector Festival 2022: Glitch July 14 – 24, 2022 A glitch is a mistake, an error, a failure, a malfunction—it’s the machine telling us that something inside it has gone wrong. Machines are designed to, and expected to, work perfectly. However, even the most powerful technologies can be qu”… 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