Artist in Residence

LIFT offers a select number of international residencies each year. These are 4–6 week individual production residencies for artists from outside Canada. LIFT’s international residency program focuses on the production of 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.
 
In 2017, LIFT launched the annual ROBERTO ARIGANELLO NATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY. This residency seeks applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents living outside of the Greater Toronto Area to apply for a 4–6 week individual production residency. Building on our successful International Artist-in-Residence program and our local Members’ Production Grants, the National Residency is a way to reach out to Canadian artists who want to access the wealth of resources LIFT has available. It honours the legacy of Roberto Ariganello, the late LIFT Executive Director who did much to encourage artists to make films, and often reached out to redistribute excess film equipment across the country.

 

Call for Submissions: National Artist Residency 2018 – Extended

Monday 14 August 2017, 00:00

Roberto Ariganello at the Latvian House, 2001. (Photo Credit: Anya Chibisova) CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: THE ROBERTO ARIGANELLO NATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2018 Toronto, August 14, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is announcing the second annual ROBERTO ARIGANELLO NATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY. We are seeking applications from Cana”… more

BAICC International Artist Residency Program with LIFT, (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico and Acción Cultural Española-AC/E

Thursday 29 June 2017, 00:00

Call for Applications: BAICC International Artist Residency Program From June 29 until August 27, 2017, applications to take part in an artist residency in Toronto (Canada) can be submitted by creators born or living in Spain, willing to create works in analogic film format. The duration of the residence will be between 4 and 6 uninterrupted weeks”… more

LIFT announces American Visiting Artist Anna Kipervaser

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES AMERICAN VISITING ARTIST ANNA KIPERVASER    Toronto, July 11, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Anna Kipervaser has joined us from Durham, North Carolina as a visiting artist from July 4 to August 2, 2017 to work on an on-going multipart 16mm experimental film translating the Qur”… more

Cecilia Araneda – 2017 Roberto Ariganello National Residency

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL WINNER OF THE ROBERTO ARIGANELLO AWARD CECILIA ARANEDA Toronto, July 7, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Winnipeg filmmaker Cecilia Araneda has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Ariganello Award. The awards honours the legacy of Roberto Arigan”… more

Martha Jurksaitis – Summer 2017 Artist in Residence

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 00:00

    LIFT ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2017 ARTIST IN RESIDENCEMARTHA JURKSAITIS (CHERRY KINO)  Toronto, June 1, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Martha Jurksaitis (aka Cherry Kino) has joined us from Yorkshire as a visiting artist from May 23 to June 23, 2017 to work on completing”… more

Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program – Artist Talk with Leslie Supnet

Friday 31 March 2017, 19:00

   Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program    Winter 2017 Studio Immersion ProgramArtist Talk with Leslie Supnet  Join us for a free talk with artist Leslie Supnet. Leslie will be discussing her work-in-progress for the LIFT and PIX FILM Winter 2017 Studio Immersion program, as well as her ongoing moving image practi”… more

Leslie Supnet – Winter 2017 Studio Immersion Program

Tuesday 7 February 2017, 00:00

    LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST RESIDENT IN THE STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—LESLIE SUPNET      LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST RESIDENT IN THE STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—LESLIE SUPNET  Toronto, February 7, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is p”… more

COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and Mexico

Wednesday 11 January 2017, 20:00

  Short by Dairo Cervantes   COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and MexicoProgram curated by Jorge Lorenzo for the LIFT Artist Residency    Jorge Lorenzo is LIFT’s Winter 2017 Artist in Residence.    Short by Dairo Cervantes   COL-MEX: Film and Video from Colombia and MexicoProgram curated by Jor”… more

Jorge Lorenzo – Winter 2017 Artist in Residence

Tuesday 6 December 2016, 00:00

  LIFT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2017 ARTIST IN RESIDENCEJORGE LORENZO    LIFT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2017 ARTIST IN RESIDENCEJORGE LORENZO  Toronto, December 9, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Mexican filmmaker Jorge Lorenzo has joined us in Toronto as an artist in reside”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT and PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program 2017

Friday 25 November 2016, 10:00

  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSLIFT and PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2017 Thematic: Hybrid Models of Filmmaking    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSLIFT and PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2017 Thematic: Hybrid Models of Filmmaking  November 25, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM”… more

Elke Marhöfer – Goethe-Institut / LIFT Residency October 2016

Saturday 1 October 2016, 00:00

    LIFT AND THE GOETHE-INSTITUT TORONTO ANNOUNCE ELKE MARHÖFER OCTOBER 2016 RESIDENCY      LIFT AND THE GOETHE-INSTITUT TORONTO ANNOUNCE ELKE MARHÖFER OCTOBER 2016 RESIDENCY Toronto, October 13, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Goethe-Institut Toronto are pleased to announ”… more

(Extended) Call for Submissions: National Artist Residency 2017

Thursday 4 August 2016, 00:00

    Roberto Ariganello at the Latvian House, 2001. (Photo Credit: Anya Chibisova)       Roberto Ariganello at the Latvian House, 2001. (Photo Credit: Anya Chibisova)  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:THE ROBERTO ARIGANELLO NATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY 2017  Toronto, August 4, 2016—In remembrance of the tenth”… more

Screening and Talk with Ricardo Leite

Wednesday 29 June 2016, 20:00

 Fomapan Reversal film processed with caffenol/peroxide/vinegar/bleach  Ricardo Leite is LIFT’s Spring 2016 Artist in Residence.   Fomapan Reversal film processed with caffenol/peroxide/vinegar/bleach  Ricardo Leite is LIFT’s Spring 2016 Artist in Residence. Leite will present a screening of his work and a ta”… more

Ricardo Leite – Spring 2016 Artist in Residence

Monday 16 May 2016, 00:00

   LIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE RICARDO LEITE     LIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE RICARDO LEITE  Toronto, May 26, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Portuguese filmmaker Ricardo Leite has joined us in Toronto as an artist i”… more

Artist Talk with Rebecca Moran

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 19:00

 Still Life with Fries by Rebecca Moran  Rebecca Moran is LIFT’s Spring 2016 Artist in Residence.   Still Life with Fries by Rebecca Moran  Rebecca Moran is LIFT’s Spring 2016 Artist in Residence. On Tuesday April 26 at 7:00pm at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street), Rebecca Moran will present an artist talk of her work”… more

Rebecca Moran – Spring 2016 Artist in Residence

Friday 1 April 2016, 00:00

   LIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE REBECCA MORAN      LIFT ANNOUNCES SPRING 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE REBECCA MORAN   Toronto, April 19, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Icelandic film and performance artist Rebecca Moran has join”… more

Call for Submissions: International Artist Residencies 2016/2017

Thursday 10 March 2016, 00:00

      CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCIES 2016/2017  March 10, 2016—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking applications from international (non-Canadian Citizens and Residents) artists for a 4 – 6 week individual production residencies to take place between October 2016 and Augu”… more

LIFT co-presents Early Monthly Segments #79 with Naomi Uman

Monday 14 December 2015, 20:00

Naomi Uman – Winter 2016 Artist in Residence

Tuesday 1 December 2015, 00:00

   LIFT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCENAOMI UMAN     LIFT ANNOUNCES WINTER 2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCENAOMI UMAN Toronto, December 10, 2015—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that American filmmaker Naomi Uman has joined us in Toronto as an artist in residen”… more

Call for Submissions: International Artist Residencies 2015/2016

Wednesday 25 February 2015, 00:00

 February 25, 2015   February 25, 2015 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking applications from international (non-Canadian Citizens and Residents) artists for 4–6 week individual production residencies to take place between October 2015 and August 2016. LIFT is an artist-run production and educationa”… more