LIFT Announces Call for Submissions for Members’ Round-Up 2023, presented by MUBI – Extended

Presented by MUBI

Toronto, October 13, 2023 (revised November 9)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces the return of the LIFT Round-Up. For the first time since 2018, LIFT will be hosting an evening of recent works by our diverse and talented membership on Monday, December 11, 2023 at the Paradise Theatre (1006c Bloor Street West, Toronto).

This year we are also delighted to announce the Round-Up is presented by MUBI. The curated streaming service which is dedicated to elevating great cinema from all around the globe.

LIFT is seeking submissions of individual members’ work if you would like to be considered check out the eligibility criteria below.

– Accepted genres: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental (all single channel)
– Commercials and public service announcements (PSA) are not eligible for submission
– Maximum running time is 10 minutes (including credits)
– Work must have been completed between 2019 and 2023 and made while the member was in good standing with LIFT
– Member must have used LIFT production equipment and post-production facilities in the creation of the work
– Works can have originated on film (celluloid) or video/digital; or a hybrid of both

Artist fees will be paid in line with Independent Media Arts Alliance’s (IMAA) fee schedule.

– Complete submission form and preview of work either online via our Google Form or via physical submission

Online Google Form:

By mail/hand delivered:
– DVD (NTSC) or USB to the LIFT office
– Completed hard copy of submission form (PDF available at the bottom of this page)
– Send to 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto ON M6H 2A3

All questions should be emailed to Development Coordinator Cayley James at with the subject heading: LIFT Round-Up 2023

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, November 13, 2023 at 5:00pm ET

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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.


Friday 13 October 2023 – Monday 13 November 2023