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 Submissions: LIFT Seasonal Screening Series – Narrative

Thursday 15 August 2019, 10:00

       CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEASONAL SCREENING SERIES – NARRATIVE   Toronto, August 15, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce submissions are now open for the third screening of current members’ work. For this upcoming autumn event, we will be shining a light on”… more

Summer 2019 Studio Immersion Program – Artist Talk and Screening: Blinn & Lambert

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 19:30

Romantic Love by Blinn & Lambert SUMMER 2019 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM ARTIST TALK AND SCREENING: BLINN & LAMBERT Blinn & Lambert will screen Romantic Love, a 23 minute dual dual 35mm slide projection. For this project they developed an imaging technique that is haptic, laborious, and unpredictable. It is incapable of linear perspective,”… more

Blinn & Lambert – Summer 2019 Studio Immersion Program

Monday 15 July 2019, 00:00

Nicholas Steindorf and Kyle Williams (Photo by NANCY SMITH/artloversnewyork) LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST RESIDENTS IN THE 2019 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—BLINN & LAMBERT Toronto, July 18, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that the Brooklyn-based collaborators Blinn & Lam”… more

LIFT Seasonal Screening Series: Experimental

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present the 2019 Seasonal Screening Series: Experimental Toronto, June 18, 2019—Member screenings have been an essential part of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s nearly forty-year history. From screenings at the defunct experimental cinema The Funnel in the 1980″… more

Josephine Massarella Artist Award – 2019 Announcement

Wednesday 12 June 2019, 00:00

Artist and filmmaker Larissa Fan THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2019 JOSEPHINE MASSARELLA ARTIST AWARD WINNER Toronto, June 12, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Larissa Fan is our inaugural Josephine Massarella Artist Award Winner. Larissa Fan is a Toront”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts: Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 30 May 2019, 18:45

My Fuzzy Valentine by Ben Edelberg LIFT co-presents Shorts: Local Heroes at the 2019 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival Co-presented in partnership with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Out LGBTQ+ and Yohomo. Our annual collection of what this great city has to offer, this year’s Local Heroes brings us a wide assortment of qu”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT Seasonal Screening Series – Experimental

Thursday 9 May 2019, 00:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEASONAL SCREENING SERIES – EXPERIMENTAL Toronto, May 9, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce submissions are now open for the second screening of current members work. For this summer’s event, we will be shining a light on experimental works. Current members are encouraged to sub”… more

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2019 Mentorship Announcement

Thursday 18 April 2019, 00:00

2019 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Cole Forrest Toronto, April 18, 2019—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based artist Cole Forrest is the recipient of the 15th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. Cole is an Ojibwe artist origina”… more

LIFT Seasonal Screening Series: Documentary

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present the 2019 Seasonal Screening Series: Documentary Toronto, April 4, 2019—Member screenings have been an essential part of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s nearly forty-year history. From screenings at the defunct experimental cinema The Funnel in the 1980s”… more

LIFT co-presents “A Kandahar Away” at Hot Docs

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 18:30

LIFT co-presents A Kandahar Away at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival A Kandahar Away Dir. Aisha Jamal Wednesday May 1 at 6:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Thursday May 2 at 1:00pm, Isabel Bader Theatre Saturday May 4 at 10:15am, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 In 1991, a refugee arrived in Canada with his wife and five children, having”… more

LIFT co-presents “Domestic Cinema Shorts Program” at Images Festival

Thursday 18 April 2019, 15:00

Five Movements by Lily Jue Sheng LIFT co-presents Domestic Cinema Shorts Program at the 2019 Images Festival Co-presented in partnership with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Breakthroughs Film Festivals, Call Again and the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) The ongoing discourse of Domestic Cinema springs from Gabi Dao’s fi”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT Seasonal Screening Series – Documentary

Friday 1 March 2019, 10:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LIFT SEASONAL SCREENING SERIES Toronto, March 1, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be launching a seasonal screening series that will highlight recently completed films made by our current members. Each screening will focus on a specific form—documentary, narrative, experimental, music videos—and”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT and PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program 2019

Thursday 14 February 2019, 10:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LIFT and PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2019 Thematic: Hybrid Models of Filmmaking TORONTO, February 14, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM are seeking applications for a new Studio Immersion Program in 2019. We are looking for applications from International and Canadian artists to re-“… more

LIFT co-presents “Salvage” and “Ayiti Mon Cinema” at the Toronto Black Film Festival

Thursday 14 February 2019, 19:00

Salvage by Tyler Dowey LIFT co-presentations at the 2019 Toronto Black Film Festival FILM #1: LIFT co-presents “Salvage” Thursday, February 14, 2019 Starts at 7:00pm Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West Admission: $12.00 Living in his car, The Driver spends his days cruising the city, surviving on scraps and charity. Haunted”… more

Josephine Massarella Artist Award 2019

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 10:00 to 17:00

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE JOSEPHINE MASSARELLA ARTIST AWARD 2019 Toronto, February 12, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) longtime member Josephine Massarella passed away in June of 2018 after a short illness. https://lift.ca/about/remembering-josephine-massarella She was an im”… more

LIFT co-presents “Best of Punto y Raya Festival”

Thursday 31 January 2019, 19:00

“Best of Punto y Raya Festival” A selection featuring the 18 finalists and awarded films at Punto y Raya (Dot & Line) Festival 2018 Co-presented with PIX FILM and  Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C FREE admission FORMAT: Full HD TRT: 70’”… more

LIFT announces the 2019 BAICC Resident – Aitziber Olaskoaga

Monday 7 January 2019, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES THE 2019 BAICC RESIDENT AITZIBER OLASKOAGA TORONTO, January 21, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Basque-Spanish filmmaker Aitziber Olaskoaga as the current resident in the second edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaboration b”… more

LIFT co-presents “Women in Latin America Experimental Animation”

Thursday 17 January 2019, 19:00

Pulsiones by Yannet Briggiler “Women in Latin America Experimental Animation” Presented Pix Film Productions Co-presented with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and Pleasure Dome Curated by Lina X Aguirre and Cecilia Traslaviña Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C FREE admis”… more

Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 15th annual Mentorship Program

Thursday 13 December 2018, 00:00

 LIFT and imagineNATIVE 15th ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICANTS Application Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019 Toronto, December 13, 2018—Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 15 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to e”… more

May The Waves Rise From Its Floor

Fall 2018 Studio Immersion Program – May The Waves Rise From Its Floor with Matthieu Hallé

Friday 7 December 2018, 20:00

FALL 2018 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM MAY THE WAVES RISE FROM ITS FLOOR WITH MATTHIEU HALLÉ May The Waves Rise From Its Floor is an ambitious audio-visual performance created by artist Matthieu Hallé. The performance is the culmination of years spent developing a unique practice of using candlelight as a medium to create spontaneous visual imagery, an”… more