Call for Submissions: Goethe-LIFT Filmmaker Residency 2018 – Extended Deadline
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
GOETHE-LIFT FILMMAKER RESIDENCY 2018
*** Extended Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10am EST ***
TORONTO, February 7, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Goethe-Institut Toronto are seeking applications from German national or German resident artists for 4 – 6 week individual production residencies to take place in Toronto, Canada between April and December 2018. LIFT is an artist-run production and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. We support a wide range of production formats including Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 35mm and HD; film and digital editing; optical printers; contact printers; animation stands; a darkroom and more. Toronto also offers a range of lab facilities, a large pool of experienced technicians and talent, a vibrant film community and a dynamic arts environment LIFT’s residency program focuses on the production of film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their local region. Artists are expected to be at an established point in their practice (although not necessarily working predominantly with film).
Applicants must also consider what they would bring to Toronto in terms of community collaboration, teaching, workshops, artist talks and/or presentation activities—these engagements are a critical and required part of each residency offered by LIFT. Note that your proposed film project does not have to be Toronto-specific, but you should think of what you can offer to the community while you are in town working on your own film. This is a critical part of the application.
The maximum cash funding for projects is $3,000 (CAD) for travel, accommodation and per diems. In-kind equipment and facility rentals will be provided by LIFT to a maximum of $3,000 (CAD), LIFT equipment rates can be found at http://www.lift.ca. The artist is responsible for the costs of all film stock, chemicals, lab fees and other expendables.
Interested artists should submit proposals, including:
1. Proposal and Artist Statement (including how you intend to engage the local Toronto community during your stay and what LIFT can offer you that is not available in your home location)
2. Please note how you heard about this residency
3. Curriculum vitae
4. Proposed budget (including funding sources for materials)
5. Visual support material of past work (do not send originals, documentation will not be returned). Accepted formats: URL Links or DVDs (NTSC region)
Extended Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10am EST
Email submissions are preferred. Please email applications to submissions(at)lift.on.ca
Subject Heading: Goethe-LIFT Filmmaker Residency 2018 Submission
Mail applications to:
Goethe-LIFT Filmmaker Residency – 2018 Submission
c/o Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
1137 Dupont Street
M6H 2A3 CANADA
LIFT’s Executive Director Chris Kennedy at submissions(at)lift.on.ca
Subject Heading: Goethe-LIFT Filmmaker Residency – 2018 Submission
For over 50 years, the Goethe-Institut Toronto has been presenting the latest arts and ideas from Germany. The Institut actively promotes an ongoing dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists and experts and brings the best in contemporary German culture, seen through a global lens and across the genres, with a programming focus on German film. The Goethe-Institut is proud to collaborate with other major players across Canada and the world.
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is Canada’s foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Arts Council.
Wednesday 7 February 2018 –
Non-members: Free to apply
Members: Free to apply
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
1137 Dupont Street
Toronto ON Canada