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.


Screening with 2023 BAICC Resident Agnès Hayden

Tuesday 7 November 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

November 1, 2023 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) present OUR BEST MACHINES ARE MADE WITH SUNSHINE SCREENING WITH 2023 BAICC RESIDENT AGNÈS HAYDEN Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) this Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 7:00pm with a screening of works from our BAICC 2023 artist Agnès Hayden, ranging fr”… more

LIFT co-presents “A World of Movement: Films of Sharon Lockhart” at Media City

Saturday 11 November 2023, 18:00 to 20:00

LIFT co-presents “A World of Movement: Films of Sharon Lockhart” at the 2023 Media City Film Festival Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Sharon Lockhart joins Media City Film Festival from Los Angeles to present a special selection of her films. Programme: “NŌ,” 32 min, 2003 “EVENTIDE,” 30 min, 2022 “NŌ” (2003) and her most recent film “EVENTIDE”… more

LIFT co-presents “back home” at Rendezvous with Madness

Friday 27 October 2023, 18:30 to 20:30

LIFT co-presents “back home” at the 2023 Rendezvous with Madness Festival “back home” Directed by Nisha Platzer “back home” follows the filmmaker’s pursuit to get to know her older brother, Josh, twenty years after he took his own life. As she connects with the friends who knew him best as a teen, a complex portrait emerges. Through intimate recoll”… more

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

Friday 13 October 2023 – Monday 13 November 2023

LIFT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MEMBERS’ ROUND-UP 2023, 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 M”… more

LIFT co-presents “Nuked” at Planet in Focus

Sunday 22 October 2023, 18:30 to 21:03

  LIFT co-presents “Nuked” at 2023 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival The fallout of the nuclear testing during the past century had severe consequences. For the people of Bikini Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands, the repercussions of detonating 67 nuclear bombs on their island during the Cold War continues today, leaving mass conta”… more

LIFT announces the 2023 BAICC Resident – Agnès Hayden

Monday 11 September 2023 – Sunday 5 November 2023

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2023 BAICC RESIDENT AGNÈS HAYDEN Toronto, October 11, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Agnès Hayden as the current resident in the seventh edition of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion C”… more

LIFT co-presents “Attila” at Rendezvous With Madness Festival

Tuesday 10 October 2023, 19:00 to 22:00

LIFT co-presents “Attila” at a special presentation part of Workman Arts’ 2023 Rendezvous With Madness Festival Canadian filmmaker Stephen Hosier focuses the lens of his feature debut uncomfortably close to home as he joins his childhood friend, Richard Csanyi, in investigating the life and death of the latter’s twin brother, Attila. Found dead on”… more

LIFT co-presents “Latin Canadian Program” at aluCine

Friday 6 October 2023, 20:30 to 22:30

Beating Like Her Drum by Dayme Arocena and Pablo Dewin LIFT co-presents Latin Canadian Program at 2023 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival aluCine continues its yearly tradition of showcasing the best in new Latin Canadian cinema! This short film program features works from emerging filmmakers in Canada. It is a space where Latin filmmakers in”… more

LIFT announces Finnish Visiting Artist Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki

Friday 1 September 2023 – Thursday 30 November 2023

LIFT ANNOUNCES FINNISH VISITING ARTIST NATALIA KOZIEŁ-KALLIOMÄKI Toronto, September 18, 2023—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Natalia Kozieł-Kalliomäki has joined us from Helsinki, Finland as a visiting artist from September 1 to November 30, 2023 as the fourth resident in the residency program for”… more

LIFT announces “Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project” – In-person Screening and VOD

Thursday 21 September 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

Image Credit: Luísa Cruz and Jorge Manzano, CIRCADIAN VERSES (2023) . Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project In-person Screening and VOD September 1, 2023—In 2021 the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. Toronto has changed wildly over the past four”… more