LIFT announces Irish Visiting Artist Anne Maree Barry





Toronto, December 9, 2014—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce that Irish filmmaker Anne Maree Barry has joined us in Toronto to work on her project No Mean City. Anne Maree Barry’s work addresses connections within contemporary space, which unites memory, narrative, geography, sociology and architecture. No Mean City is a documentary short film based on Eric Arthur's Toronto, No Mean City and uses the same methodologies and practice as her earlier work Missing Green (2013). She has been in development of the project since her arrival on October 26 with principal photography taking place on December 11 and 12 on the grounds of the Guildwood Inn. She will edit the project in Toronto through the early part of 2015.


Barry's visit to LIFT is supported by Screen Training Ireland.


Anne Maree Barry’s work has been selected and screened at international film festivals, museums and public institutions. Such as The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales, Tampere Art Museum, Dublin City Gallery's The Hugh Lane and more recently a screening of her film Missing Green at Pallas Projects, Dublin in association with Irish Architecture Foundation's Open House programme, Learning from Buildings. Missing Green was shortlisted and nominated for a Radharc Award 2014.


Excerpt of Missing Green here:



The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is Canada’s foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services. LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Arts Council.



For additional information please see or e-mail Executive Director Chris Kennedy at

Sunday, October 26, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, April 30, 2015 (All day)
Toronto, ON
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