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: Expanding North Residency Program

Wednesday 13 December 2023 – Monday 22 January 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS: “EXPANDING NORTH” RESIDENCY PROGRAM WITH LIFT, BALTIC ANALOGUE LAB, FILMVERKSTADEN and POLAR FILM LAB Toronto, December 13, 2023 (Updated January 4, 2024)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce its participation in the colla”… more

Josephine Massarella Artist Award – 2022 Announcement

Thursday 30 November 2023 –

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO ANNOUNCES THE 2022 JOSEPHINE MASSARELLA ARTIST AWARD RECIPIENT Toronto, November 30, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Marnie Parrell is the 2022 Josephine Massarella Artist Award Recipient. After some unexpected delays, we are thrilled to welcom”… more

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

LIFT announces Round-Up 2023 Screening, presented by MUBI

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

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”… more

LIFT co-presents AD HOC #48’s “Josephine Massarella: Green Dreams”

Wednesday 22 November 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT co-presents “Josephine Massarella: Green Dreams” as part of AD HOC #48 The films of Josephine Massarella cover a vast territory, from durational, performance-focused films that bridge everyday experiences with ritual and symbol, to aesthetic transformations of landscape and wilderness through the eye of the camera. This program focuses on her”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts 3: Stuck” at Regent Park

Sunday 26 November 2023, 13:30 to 15:00

“Bawang Merah Bawang Putih (Shallots and Garlic)” by Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto LIFT co-presents “Shorts 3: Stuck” at the 2023 Regent Park Film Festival This shorts program introduces us to characters feeling stuck; unable to move forward due to policies, mental health or the pull of familial bonds. Whether they’re navigating the immigration system”… more

Performance with Visiting Artist Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki

Friday 24 November 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

November 16, 2023 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present WARM DATA: PERFORMANCE WITH VISITING ARTIST NATALIA KOZIEŁ-KALLIOMÄKI Based in Finland, Polish filmmaker Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki joins us on Friday, November 24, 2023 to present a 16mm expanded cinema performance. This performance complements her residency as the fo”… more

LIFT co-presents “The Last Temptations of the Belgians”
at the European Union Film Festival

Thursday 23 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00

LIFT co-presents “The Last Temptations of the Belgians” at the 2023 European Union Film Festival “The Last Temptations of the Belgians” (La dernière tentation des Belges) Directed by Jan Bucquoy In-Person: Thursday, November 23, 2023 Starts at 6:00pm Spadina Theatre, 24 Spadina Road (inside Alliance Française Toronto) Note: The film will NOT be a p”… more

LIFT Co-Presents, “Kiss Me Deadly and Lost Highway Double Bill” at Innis Town Hall

Friday 17 November 2023, 19:00 to 23:00

LIFT co-presents “Kiss Me Deadly and Lost Highway Double Bill” as part of CINSSU’s Free Friday Films at Innis Town Hall We are delighted to be co-presenting a DOUBLE FEATURE of Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and Lost Highway (1997) with the UofT Cinema Studies Student Union at this week’s Free Friday Films at Innis Town Hall. “Kiss Me Deadly” is a 1955 film”… more

LIFT co-presents “Reel Ideas 2023 – Building Forces: The Director Producer Relationship” at Reel Asian

Tuesday 14 November 2023, 16:00 to 18:00

LIFT co-presents “Reel Ideas 2023 – Building Forces: The Director Producer Relationship” at the 2023 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival LIFT is proud to be a Community Supporter of Reel Ideas 2023’s “Building Forces: The Director Producer Relationship” panel Last fall, the DOC Institute invited creative producers to reimagine a document”… more

Recipients of the LIFT 2023 Production and Post-Production Support Grant


Top Row (L-R): Francisca Duran and Ant Horasanli Bottom Row (L-R): Felipe López Gómez, Justine McCloskey, Sonya Mwambu, Tara Natalia and Roy Zheng   Monday, November 13, 2023 Recipients of the LIFT 2023 Production and Post-Production Support Grant The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is excited to announce the recipients of the 2″… more