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

Thursday 1 November 2018 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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 –

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