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.

 

Call For Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 8th annual Mentorship Program

Wednesday 25 January 2012, 17:00

         Do you have a great idea for a 5 minute short film? Explore 16mm filmmaking through LIFT’s workshops, equipment and facilities (other mediums may be employed). Shoot and edit your ideas to film, and see them on screen at the 13th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, which will take p”… more

Lost Secrets of the Royal at the Blackwood Gallery and A Space Gallery

Wednesday 9 November 2011, 17:00

   (Cindy Mochizuki’s YOKAI & OTHER SPIRITS – photo by Dalia Vukmirovic)  Project stills at the end of this entry. LOST SECRETS OF THE ROYAL Four newly commissioned works presented by Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT), Reel Asian, the Blackwood Gallery, and A Space Gallery   Curators: Ben Donoghue and Hea”… more

Lost Secrets of the Royal – In Production for November 2011

Friday 1 April 2011, 00:00

Beginning in 2007 LIFT and the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival began discussions towards realizing a commissioning project producing new work from LIFT’s large collection of 35mm Hong Kong films from the 1970s and 80s. In 2009 festival Artistic Director Heather Keung and LIFT Executive Director Ben Donoghue developed a commissioning”… more

Cinema and Disjunction at Cinematheque Ontario

Monday 27 October 2008, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present Adrian Blackwell’s “Night Equals Day” and Daniel Young and Christian Giroux’s “Every Building, Or Site, That a Building Permit Has Been Issued for a New Building in Toronto in 2006.” These two new 35mm architectural films form the initial parts of LIFT’s “Cinema and Disju”… more

imagineNATIVE and LIFT announce 2011 Mentee, Susan Blight

Saturday 1 January 2011, 00:00

    imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that interdisciplinary artist Susan Blight, from the Couchiching First Nation, has been selected for the 7th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annual mentorship was developed to offer an Indigenous artist t”… more

Michael Greyeyes – 2010 – LIFT/ImagineNATIVE Mentorship

Friday 1 January 2010, 00:00

Artist: Michael Greyeyes (Toronto)   Artist: Michael Greyeyes (Toronto)   imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are pleased to announce that established dancer, choreographer and actor, Michael Greyeyes has been selected for the 6th annual LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship. This annua”… more

Amanda Strong – 2009 – LIFT/ImagineNATIVE Mentorship

Thursday 1 January 2009, 00:00

Artist: Amanda Strong (Toronto)- 2009, Canada, 7 min, Digital Beta Artist: Amanda Strong (Toronto)- 2009, Canada, 7 min, Digital BetaimagineNATIVE and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto are pleased to announce Amanda Strong as the recipient of this year’s imagineNATIVE/LIFT Mentorship. This mentorship was developed with the vision of”… more

Jani Lauzon – 2008 – LIFT/ImagineNATIVE Mentorship

Tuesday 1 January 2008, 00:00

Artist: Jani Lauzon (Toronto)   Artist: Jani Lauzon (Toronto)   Jani Lauzon Receives 2008 imagineNATIVE + LIFT Mentorship for 2008Jani Lauzon has been awarded the imagineNATIVE + LIFT Mentorship for 2008. A multiple Dora and Juno Award nominee, and a Gemini Award winning puppeteer, Jani is an multitalented performer in Canada’s music and”… more

Michelle Latimer – 2007 – LIFT/ImagineNATIVE Mentorship

Monday 1 January 2007, 00:00

 Artist: Michelle Latimer (Toronto)  2007 Mentorship recipient, Michelle Latimer, produced a beautiful Super 16mm experimental short titled Tomorrow that screened at imagineNATIVE. Michelle shares that her experience helped to launch her in the industry: “It gave me confidence to get out there and take charge of my goals as a filmmaker an”… more

Past Production/Post-Production Support Grants Issued

   PRODUCTION/POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT GRANTS 2016    PRODUCTION/POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT GRANTS 2016  Jury: Jesse Cumming / Maureen Grant / Lea MarinBios of 2016 Jury Members   Artist: Marcos ArriagaTitle of Project: Llaxta, Noh Kaah, Ciudad Artist: Sharlene BamboatTitle of Project: Video Home System Arti”… more

Call For Submissions — Cinema and Disjunction

Thursday 15 November 2007, 18:00

disjunction: the act of disjoining or condition of being disjoined; separation, disunion. The relation of the terms of a disjunctive proposition. fr dissociation. —Webster’s Dictionary   disjunction: the act of disjoining or condition of being disjoined; separation, disunion. The relation of the terms of a disjunctive proposition. fr dissociat”… more

Poetry Projections II

Sunday 21 October 2007, 00:00

LIFT in collaboration with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) present: POETRY PROJECTIONS IISunday, October 21, 2007 3:00pm – 5:00pm  LIFT in collaboration with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) present: POETRY PROJECTIONS IISunday, October 21, 2007 3:00pm – 5:00pm  York Quay Centre, Studio Theatre Harbourfront Centre”… more

Poetry Projections I

Friday 28 October 2005, 00:00

POETRY PROJECTIONS I POETRY PROJECTIONS I 15 Poets. 15 Filmmakers. 15 Films. 15 Poems. Friday, October 28th, 2005 Starts at 7:00pm The Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West Admission $7 ($5 for LIFT Members) Featuring works by Poets + Filmmakers: Daniel David Moses + Adam Garnet Jones Paul Vermeersch + Allyson Mitchell Bill Bissett + Pete Dako Christ”… more

(ReelAsian) LIFT-Reel Asian Co-Commissioned Projects

Wednesday 24 November 2004, 19:00

 As part of its goal to support young, emerging talent from the Asian community, Reel Asian recently joined together with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto to support the creation of works by the following four young, emerging Asian directors.  Three of them will be screened at this year’s festival. These works were all mad”… more

LIFT Filmmakers’ Support Program Eligibility Deadline

Monday 1 March 2004, 00:00

This is a notice to all members about LIFT’s annual Filmmakers’ Support Program.  In 2004, LIFT will have $8,000 in cash and $10, 000 in equipment credit available to accessing members. To be eligible for the Filmmakers’ Support Program Grant, you must be an Associate or Full Member in good standing as of Monday, March 1, 2004.  If you ha”… more