LIFT announces Round-Up 2023 Screening, presented by MUBI

Infographic for the LIFT Round Up featuring a handline drawing of a Bolex 16mm camera

LIFT announces Round-Up 2023 Screening,
presented by MUBI

November 23, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces the return of the LIFT Round-Up on December 11, 2023 at the Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West. For the first time since 2018, we will be hosting an evening of recent works by LIFT’s talented community of local and international artists from 2019-2023. Come celebrate the eclectic possibilities of the moving image with us. With a collection of documentary, narrative and hand-made experimental films, this night holds something for everyone.

This year we are also delighted to announce the Round-Up is presented by MUBI, the curated streaming service dedicated to elevating great cinema from all around the globe. Get 30 Days of MUBI free at

The program includes:
“Don’t Text Your Ex” Directed by Jo Güstin
  (Created as part of LIFT’s Newcomer Filmmentor 2020 program)
“Burned” Directed by Jordan Wanakamik
(Created as part of the 2023 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship)
“Delight at Robert St.” Directed by Milja Viita
  (Created as part of our Artist in Residence program in collaboration with the
Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Saastamoinen Foundation)
“It’s Not Brakhage (Prelude)” Directed by Miles Rufelds
“Inner Artist” Directed by Sarah Brebner
“Always Here” Cinematography by Allen Thomas
  (Directed by Mridul Haridas)
“Sounds of Images (EL SONIDO DE LAS IMÁGENES)” Directed by Laura Moreno Bueno
  (Created as part of our
BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaboration between the (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico, Acción Cultural Española)

Running Time: 73 Minutes
Following the screening there will be a  small reception in the lobby bar of the Paradise Theatre.

Screening Information:
Monday, December 11, 2023
Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West
Doors open at 6:30pm
Films start sat 7:00pm

$10.00 for Non-Members
FREE for LIFT members

Register here:

*** We recommend reserving your tickets in advance. Limited tickets may be available at the door; space permitting.

– The Paradise Theatre is an accessible venue. In partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Paradise is proud to be fully sight accessible through use of Beacons, QR codes and braille.
– The Paradise has a wheelchair accessible washroom and wheelchair accessible spaces in the auditorium. Spaces are limited – if you would like to reserve a seat please get in touch with us at
– Captioning will be available on all films except for “Sounds of Images (EL SONIDO DE LAS IMÁGENES)”
– Although the Paradise Theatre does not have an active masking policy, LIFT strongly encourages those attending the screening to wear a mask.

MUBI is a curated streaming service dedicated to elevating great cinema from all around the globe. Craving more movies? Right now, as a member of the LIFT community, you receive 30 days of MUBI to stream award-winning films from around the globe. MUBI is for lovers of great cinema—and those who don’t know they love great cinema yet. From iconic directors to emerging auteurs, there’s always something incredible to discover.

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.


For additional information, please see or e-mail LIFT Development Coordinator Cayley James at


Monday 11 December 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

Non-members: $10.00
Members: Free

Paradise Theatre 
1006c Bloor Street West 
Toronto On