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.

 

Redmond Entwistle – Fall 2009 Artist in Residence

Thursday 1 October 2009, 00:00

 New York City based artist Redmond Entwistle was LIFT’s Fall 2009 artist in residence. During his six -week stay in Toronto Redmond created a new 16mm film project Satellite with LIFT. Satalllite was premiered October 17th, 2009 at Gallery TPW. Jacob Korczynski produced an essay to accompany the presentation of Satellite that can be downloade”… more

Martha Colburn – Fall 2004 Artist in Residence Screening

Wednesday 27 October 2004, 20:00

LIFT and Pleasure Dome presents – Collage Collisions – Recent Films by Martha Colburn (In Person) LIFT and Pleasure Dome presents – Collage Collisions – Recent Films by Martha Colburn (In Person) Friday, October 29, 2004 8:00 pm $5 @ Cinecycle, 129 Spadina AvenueMartha Colburn, the queen of defiled hand coloured collage animation, makes a triumphan”… more

Hangjun Lee – Fall 2010 Artist in Residence

Thursday 21 October 2010, 00:00

 “The films of Lee Hangjun challenge the viewer to materialize a concept rather than conceptualize material.”  “The films of Lee Hangjun challenge the viewer to materialize a concept rather than conceptualize material.”—Kim Gok (South Korean filmmaker) Coming near the end of his month-long production residency at the Liaison of Indep”… more

Enrico Mandirola – Spring 2011 Artist In Residence

Friday 4 March 2011, 00:00

LIFT Announces Artist Residency with Italian Filmmaker Enrico Mandirola Mandirola in Toronto March 4–April 17 for Instruction, Production and Other Events   LIFT Announces Artist Residency with Italian Filmmaker Enrico Mandirola Mandirola in Toronto March 4–April 17 for Instruction, Production and Other Events   Toronto, March 5, 2011 – T”… more

Nicky Hamlyn – Summer 2007 Artist in Residence

Sunday 1 July 2007, 00:00

   LIFT summer 2007 artist in residence is Nicky Hamlyn. Hamlyn’s mostly silent films are concentrated, focused on the relationship between camera and place, maker and materials. Subtle shifts in focus, single-frame sequences, or time-lapse photography alter our perception of a tree, a wall, a garden trellis, a shadow, or a reflection. Sp”… more

Yuiko Matsuyama – Spring 2006 Artist in Residence

Thursday 20 April 2006, 00:00

 LIFT’ s 2006 Artist in ResidenceYUIKO MATSUYAMA Yuiko Matsuyama was born in EHIME Japan in 1972. She studied at TSUDA College, where her major was social psychology. She began making film works in 1997. Yuiko lives in Tokyo. She has been at LIFT for the past month as part of her at residency and will be showcasing her new film ISLAND at”… more

Martha Colburn Residency Interview

Tuesday 28 September 2004, 00:00

Like Taking a Group of Zombie Pack-Mules Over a Mountain: A Conversation with Martha Colburn By Roberto Ariganello   Like Taking a Group of Zombie Pack-Mules Over a Mountain: A Conversation with Martha Colburn By Roberto Ariganello   Martha Colburn, the queen of defiled filmmaking and bastardized animation, begins an artist residency at L”… more

Lee Krist – Artist in Residence 2004 and Artist Talk

Wednesday 19 May 2004, 00:00

 In today’s transforming landscape of motion picture film Lee Krist’s a cinematic artist committed to hedonistically indulging in the vast tapestry of photographic emulsion. For the past eight years Krist has created experimental films that specialize in hand processing techniques. Currently he is an artist in residence at LIFT, where he has b”… more