Artists in Residence and Visiting Artists

Last Updated: July 19, 2022
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LIFT offers a select number of international residencies each year depending on funding from the artists’ local country. The time ranges from 4 – 6 weeks for individual production residencies for artists from outside Canada. LIFT’s international residency program focuses on the production of analogue film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their local region. Artists are expected to be at an established point in their practice (although not necessarily working predominantly with film). Applicants must also consider what they would bring to the Toronto community in terms of community collaboration, teaching, artist talks and/or presentation activities—these engagements are a critical part of each residency offered by LIFT.
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Any inquiries can be sent to director@lift.on.ca
Subject Heading: LIFT Residency Inquiry – First and Last Name

 

Expanding North Residency Program – 2024 Announcement

Friday 1 March 2024 – Friday 31 May 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2024 LIFT “EXPANDING NORTH” RESIDENCY RECIPIENTS Toronto, March 1, 2024—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Niya Abdullahi (Canada) and Anette Gellein (Norway) are the selected residents of our “Expanding North” Residency, which run”… more

Digital Cinema Residency – 2024 Announcement

Monday 12 February 2024 – Sunday 31 March 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES THE 2024 LIFT DIGITAL CINEMA RESIDENCY RECIPIENT A.C. BIRCH Toronto, February 20, 2024—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that A.C. Birch is the inaugural resident of our Digital Cinema Residency, launched for the first time in 2024. The Di”… more

Call for Proposals: Digital Cinema Residency 2024 – Extended

Friday 15 December 2023 – Monday 15 January 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DIGITAL CINEMA RESIDENCY 2024 Toronto, December 15, 2023 (Updated January 8, 2024)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking applications from emerging filmmakers and artists between the age of 18 and 30 for a Digital Cinema Residency. The”… more

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

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 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 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

Call for Applications: BAICC International Artist Residency Program 2023 – Extended

Thursday 11 May 2023 – Sunday 18 June 2023

Call for Applications: BAICC International Artist Residency Program 2023 with LIFT, (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico and Acción Cultural Española-AC/E In 2017, the first International Artistic Residencies for Cinematographic Creation (BAICC), were launched, promoted by the (S8) International Peripheral Film Festival of A Coruña. This”… more

LIFT announces the 2018 Roberto Ariganello National Resident – Malena Szlam

Monday 21 November 2022 – Thursday 15 December 2022

LIFT ANNOUNCES THE 2018 WINNER OF THE ROBERTO ARIGANELLO AWARD: MALENA SZLAM Toronto, December 15, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Montréal filmmaker Malena Szlam was in town to work on her project that was selected as the second recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Award. The award honours th”… more

Screening with Visiting Artist Matti Harju

Monday 28 November 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

ALIENS AND AFTERLIFES: SCREENING WITH VISITING ARTIST MATTI HARJU Co-presented by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM. Finnish filmmaker Matti Harju joins us on Monday, November 28, 2022 to present a screening of his cinemawork. This screening complements his residency as the third resident in LIFT’s collaboration w”… more