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.

 

LIFT co-presents “Bageroo Thirteen! Volume 3” program at the 8 Fest

Sunday 26 January 2020, 19:00

Study of Color and Gesture by Tetsuya Maruyama LIFT co-presents Bageroo Thirteen! Volume 3 at the 8 Fest 2020 This is a fun one! Our programming team had a really great time assembling this spooky program filled with the most curious works! Programme: “The Big Country [Nothing But] Flowers” by Tess Eliott “Clouds” by Jeffrey Mann “A Really Bad Film”… more

EXTENDED // Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 16th annual Mentorship Program

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 16th ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICANTS Extended Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2020 Toronto, December 17, 2019—Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute 16mm short? Celebrating 16 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explo”… more

Fall 2019 Studio Immersion Program – Artist Talk: Andrew Lennox

Friday 20 December 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

FALL 2019 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM ARTIST TALK: ANDREW LENNOX As an artist in the PIX FILM/LIFT Studio Immersion Program, Andrew Lennox has worked in a new project using archival images (government/public domain sources) of the development of West Toronto, over the last 100+ years, as its source material. In addition, he is photographing and using”… more

Artist Talk with Visiting Artist Milja Viita

Wednesday 11 December 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

35mm still from “Department of Film Pathology” (work in progress) by Milja Viita  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)is pleased to present an Artist Talk with Visiting Artist Milja Viita Milja Viita in person On Wednesday December 11 at 7:00pm at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street), Milja Viita will present an artist talk of her work and”… more

LIFT co-presents “Our Dance of Revolution” at Regent Park Film Festival

Friday 22 November 2019, 21:00

  Our Dance of Revolution by Phillip Pike LIFT co-presents “Our Dance of Revolution” at the 2019 Regent Park Film Festival Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.

LIFT co-presents “Lada Kamenski” at European Union Film Festival

Wednesday 20 November 2019, 18:00

Lada Kamenski by Sara Hribar, Marko Šantić  LIFT co-presents “Lada Kamenski” at the 2019 European Union Film Festival Frano, a young director, is preparing his debut feature. In order to cast the star of the film, he invites three actresses to an informal reading rehearsal in his apartment. Once they realise they are competing for the same role, th”… more

LIFT co-presents “Irene’s Ghost” at Rendezvous with Madness

Saturday 19 October 2019, 20:30

Irene’s Ghost by Iain Cunningham LIFT co-presents “Irene’s Ghost” at the 2019 Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival Irene’s Ghost is a stunning 6-years-in-the-making documentary that follows a son’s search to find out about the mother he never knew. Cunningham breaks the silence and tracks down his mother’s friends and family to rebuild a picture o”… more

LIFT announces Finnish Visiting Artist Milja Viita

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES FINNISH VISITING ARTIST MILJA VIITA Toronto, October 16, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Milja Viita has joined us from Helsinki as a visiting artist from October 1 to December 20, 2019 as the inaugural resident in a residency program for alumni of the Academy of Fine Arts of t”… more

LIFT co-presents Teo Hernández’s Films

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 19:00

Nuestra señora de Paris by Teo Hernández ad hoc experimental film collective #22 Teo Hernández’s Films presented by curator Andreas Anciras (Mexico), in person Co-presented with PIX FILM Gallery, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and Le Labo Centre for Francophone Media Arts of Toronto. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:00pm PIX F”… more

LIFT announces Mexican Visiting Artist Manuela de Laborde

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES MEXICAN VISITING ARTIST MANUELA DE LABORDE Toronto, October 15, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Manuela de Laborde has joined us from Mexico City as a visiting artist from October 1 to November 1, 2019 to work on completing Ficciones, a new film that she is making for the 66th”… more

LIFT Seasonal Screening Series: Narrative

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present the 2019 Seasonal Screening Series: Narrative Toronto, September 24, 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 19″… more

LIFT co-presents “Finding the Path / Encontrando el Camino – Latin American Short Films” Program at aluCine

Saturday 5 October 2019, 19:00

Arcangel by Angeles Cruz LIFT co-presents “Finding the Path / Encontrando el Camino – Latin American Short Films” at the 2019 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival. Program: Los Ausentes | The Absents, José Lomas Hervert Guaxuma, Nara Normande La Herencia del Viento | Wind’s Heritage, by Alejandra Retana, César Camacho, César Hernández Free Fall”… more

LIFT Supported Artist Commission: Tout-Monde: Markham

Saturday 14 September 2019, 00:00

LIFT Member Alice Shin working on her project Signal Fire with LIFT’s RED Epic Mysterium-X Camera Package. LIFT Supported Commissioning Project: Tout-Monde: Markham Runs September 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020 Curated by Catherine Sicot and Anik Glaude Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Main Gallery 216 Main Street Unionville, Unionville Artists: Andrew C”… more

Andrew Lennox – Fall 2019 Studio Immersion Program

Wednesday 28 August 2019, 00:00

LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE SECOND RESIDENT IN THE 2019 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—ANDREW LENNOX Toronto, August 28, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM are pleased to announce that local Toronto-based filmmaker Andrew Lennox will be in residence as our second resident in the 2019 edition of the Studio Immers”… more

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