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

 
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

Benjamin Ramírez Pérez and Stefan Ramírez Pérez – Goethe-Institut / LIFT Residency November 2018

Thursday 1 November 2018, 00:00

LIFT AND THE GOETHE-INSTITUT TORONTO ANNOUNCE BENJAMIN RAMÍREZ PÉREZ and STEFAN RAMÍREZ PÉREZ NOVEMBER 2018 RESIDENCY Toronto, November 15, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Goethe-Institut Toronto are pleased to announce Benjamin Ramírez Pérez and Stefan Ramírez Pérez (Cologne) as our 2018 Goethe-LIFT Artists-in-“… more

Matthieu Hallé – Fall 2018 Studio Immersion Program

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 00:00

LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCE RESIDENT IN THE 2018 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—MATTHIEU HALLÉ Toronto, September 5, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that Ottawa-based filmmaker Matthieu Hallé is now in residence as a filmmaker in the 2018 edition of the Studio Immersion Program, supported by”… more

Summer 2018 Studio Immersion Program – Laser Light: The Films of Sabine Gruffat

Wednesday 13 June 2018, 20:30

Amarillo Ramp directed by Sabine Gruffat (and Bill Brown) SUMMER 2018 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM LASER LIGHT: THE FILMS OF SABINE GRUFFAT The program will feature a selection of her work, including the Man Ray-inspired A Return to A Return to Reason (2014) and Framelines (2017), which both use a laser cutter to etch imagery into the emulsion of 35mm”… more

Sabine Gruffat – Summer 2018 Studio Immersion Program

Tuesday 15 May 2018, 00:00

LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCE THE NEW RESIDENT IN THE 2018 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—SABINE GRUFFAT Toronto, June 4, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that Chapel Hill-based filmmaker Sabine Gruffat is now in residence as a filmmaker in the 2018 edition of the Studio Immersion Program, supp”… more

LIFT announces the inaugural BAICC Resident – Tono Mejuto

Tuesday 13 February 2018, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL BAICC RESIDENT TONO MEJUTO TORONTO, February 13, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to welcome Spanish filmmaker Tono Mejuto as the inaugural resident of the BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaboration between the (S8) Mostra Internaciona”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT and PIX FILM Studio Immersion Program 2018

Friday 9 February 2018, 00:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LIFT and PIX FILM STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM 2018 Thematic: Hybrid Models of Filmmaking TORONTO, February 9, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM are seeking applications for a new Studio Immersion Program in 2018. We are looking for applications from International and Canadian artists to re-t”… more

Call for Submissions: Goethe-LIFT Filmmaker Residency 2018 – Extended Deadline

Wednesday 7 February 2018, 00:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GOETHE-LIFT FILMMAKER RESIDENCY 2018 *** Extended Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10am EST *** TORONTO, February 7, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Goethe-Institut Toronto are seeking applications from German national or German resident artists for 4 – 6 week individual production resid”… more

Sally Walker-Hudecki – Winter 2018 Studio Immersion Program

Thursday 14 December 2017, 00:00

LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE THIRD RESIDENT IN THE STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM—SALLY WALKER-HUDECKI Toronto, December 14, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that local filmmaker Sally Walker-Hudecki (aka Sally Cinnamon) is now in residence as our third filmmaker in the new Studio Immersi”… more

Andreas Wutz – Fall 2017 Studio Immersion Program

Thursday 2 November 2017, 00:00

LIFT AND PIX FILM ANNOUNCES THE SECOND STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM RESIDENT—ANDREAS WUTZ Toronto, November 2, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM is pleased to announce that German filmmaker Andreas Wutz is now in residence as our second filmmaker in the new Studio Immersion Program, supported by the Petman Founda”… more

LIFT announces UK Visiting Artist Benjamin Wigley

Wednesday 9 August 2017, 00:00

LIFT ANNOUNCES UK VISITING ARTIST BENJAMIN WIGLEY Toronto, August 16, 2017—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Benjamin Wigley has joined us from Nottingham, United Kingdom as a visiting artist from August 9 to August 31, 2017 to work on an on-going 16mm project utilizing a personal journey through In”… more

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