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

 

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

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