Commissioning Projects

 

LIFT provides support to media artists through occasional commissioning projects. These range from omnibus projects with modest budgets to the creation of significant new works. Some LIFT commissions are curated and others are selected through open calls for submissions. Check back regularly for current calls for submissions.

 

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 (All day)
 LIFT Member Alice Shin working on her project Signal Fire with LIFT's RED Epic Mysterium-X Camera Package.  LIFT Supported Commissioning Project:Tout-Monde: MarkhamRuns September 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020 Curated by Catherine Sicot and Anik Glaude Varley Art Gallery of Markham...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 (All day)
 2019 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Cole Forrest  Toronto, April 18, 2019—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based artist Cole Forrest is the recipient of the 15th...
Thursday, December 13, 2018 (All day)
    LIFT and imagineNATIVE15th ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICANTS Application Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019  Toronto, December 13, 2018—Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 15 years of supporting...
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 (All day)
  Photo credit: City of Markham  CALL FOR PROPOSALS TOUT-MONDE: MARKHAM  October 2, 2018—Elegoa Cultural Productions and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham present the commission of 6 projects to Toronto and GTA filmmakers and visual artists to be presented in an exhibition...
Friday, February 16, 2018 (All day)
 2018 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Natasha Naveau  TORONTO, February 16, 2018—The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based artist Natasha Naveau is the recipient of the...
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00am
    LIFT and imagineNATIVE14th ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM: CALL FOR APPLICANTS Application Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 by 12:00pm  Toronto, November 15, 2017— Are you an Indigenous artist or emerging filmmaker living in or near the GTA? Do you have a great idea...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (All day)
  2017 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Samay Arcentales Cajas  Toronto, March 29, 2017—imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Kichwa (Ecuador) artist Samay...
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:00am
    LIFT and imagineNATIVE 13th annual Mentorship Program: Call for Applicants Toronto, February 2, 2017—Do you have a great idea for a 5-minute short film? Celebrating 13 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to...
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 10:00am
   CALL FOR PROPOSALS: LIFT ARTIST COMMISSION PROJECTTHE MADVO COLLECTION   September 7, 2016—In 2014 a 200-reel collection of the films and outtakes of local documentary filmmaker Jacques Madvo was donated to the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). Madvo travelled...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 (All day)
 2016 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship Winner Jamie Whitecrow  Toronto, April 13, 2016—imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that Toronto-based Anishinaabe artist Jamie Whitecrow is the recipient...