LIFT OUT LOUD

LIFT OUT LOUD is a very popular bi-monthly screenplay reading series that is run entirely by volunteer members of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). It provides a forum for LIFT screenwriters to hear their script read aloud by professional actors and receive feedback by an audience of fellow writers, actors and filmmakers.
    
Each session is moderated by an industry professional. Past moderators have included filmmakers Bruce McDonald, (Highway 61, Hard Core Logo), David Weaver (Century Hotel, Siblings), Clement Virgo (Lie With Me, Poor Boys Game), Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Cypher), acclaimed screenwriters Karen Walton (Gingersnaps, Queer as Folk), Semi Chellas (Eleventh Hour, Life Before This), Denis McGrath (The Border, Republic of Doyle), Tassie Cameron (Flashpoint), Kevin White (Corner Gas, This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Canadian Film Center story editor Maureen Dorey-Lukie, and actor, director and writer Don McKellar (Last Night, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould).

 

LIFT OUT LOUD August 1 – Guest Moderator Peter Mohan

Wednesday 1 August 2012, 19:30

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents:LIFT OUT LOUDA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest ModeratorPETER MOHAN (The Listener, Mutant X)   The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents:LIFT OUT LOUDA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest ModeratorPETER MOHAN (The List”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD: Call for TV Pilots / Webisodes for June Reading

Tuesday 17 April 2012, 00:00

LIFT’s popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for great TV Pilots and webisodes scripts for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in June. Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Tuesday April 17th, 2012 to: E-mail: liftoutloud(at)gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD June 2012 Submission Please note:To”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD April 4 – Guest Moderator Jeremy Boxen

Wednesday 4 April 2012, 19:30

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents:LIFT OUT LOUDA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest ModeratorJEREMY BOXEN (Cra$h & Burn)
 Feature Screenplay for discussionScript by Adam Revesz   The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents:LIFT OUT LOUDA Bi-Monthly Screenplay”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD: Call for Feature Scripts for April Reading

Tuesday 28 February 2012, 00:00

LIFT’s popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for feature length screenplays for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in April.   Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 to: E-mail: liftoutloud(at)gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD April 2012 Submission   Please note: To”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD Feb 16 – Guest Moderator Gina Dineen

Thursday 16 February 2012, 19:30

 LIFT OUT LOUD February presents:A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator GINA DINEEN (Bravo!FACT)    LIFT OUT LOUD February presents:A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator GINA DINEEN (Bravo!FACT)   Two Short Screenplays for discussion Scripts by Jayvibha Vaidya and Cody Campanale **”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD: Call for Short Scripts for February Reading

Tuesday 3 January 2012, 00:00

LIFT’s popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for short scripts for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in February.   Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 to: E-mail: liftoutloud(at)gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD February 2012 Submission   Please note: To facilita”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD Dec 14 – Guest Moderator Jana Sinyor

Wednesday 14 December 2011, 07:30

LIFT OUT LOUD DecemberA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest ModeratorJANA SINYOR (Being Erica) A One Hour Television pilot for discussionGrey Ops written by Nathalie Younglai  LIFT OUT LOUD DecemberA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest ModeratorJANA SINYOR (Being Erica) A One Hour Television pilot for discussi”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD: Call for TV Pilots / Webisodes for December Reading

Monday 24 October 2011, 23:45

LIFT’s popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for great TV Pilots and webisodes scripts for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in December. Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Monday October 24th, 2011 to: E-mail: liftoutloud(at)gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD December 2011 Submission Pleas”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD Oct 12 – Guest Moderator Amnon Buchbinder

Wednesday 12 October 2011, 19:30

Features Script:  Apartment Story written by Anthony Van Pham Tommy, heartbroken after being betrayed by his long-term girlfriend, wanders the streets of Toronto at night. But it’s out there he meets Julie, a young waitress who’s pretty lost at life herself. The two bond over their shared stories of failed relationships and careers while explo”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD June 8 – Guest Moderator Elkn Town

Wednesday 8 June 2011, 19:30

LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Elke Town(Story Editor) Two short screenplays for discussionAsk Alice written by Cara MumfordA woman wakes up in a hospital room with amnesia. As she journeys through the dark recesses of her mind trying to remember what happened to her, she experiences a series of incre”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD – Call for Short Script Submissions June 2011

Monday 25 April 2011, 00:00

LIFT’s popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for short screenplays for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in June. Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Monday April 25th, 2011 to: E-mail: liftoutloud (at) gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD June 2011 Submission Selected non-member writers are r”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD April 13 – Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen

Wednesday 13 April 2011, 19:30

LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen (Less Than Kind) with a one hour television pilot for discussion LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Chris Sheasgreen (Less Than Kind) with a one hour television pilot for discussion Pipeline written by Brandon”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD December Shorts

Thursday 18 November 2010, 10:00

 LIFT OUT LOUD reading in December will be moderated by Judy Gladstone of Bravo!FACT.  LIFT OUT LOUD reading in December will be moderated by Judy Gladstone of Bravo!FACT. Please submit them as either a PDF or Word document by Monday November 1st, 2010 to: E-mail: liftoutloud(at)gmail.com Subject Heading: LIFT OUT LOUD December 2010 Submi”… more

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LIFT OUT LOUD December Shorts

Monday 1 November 2010, 00:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LIFT OUT LOUD December Shorts   CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: LIFT OUT LOUD December Shorts   LIFT’s popular screenplay reading series LIFT OUT LOUD is currently looking for short screenplays for our LIFT OUT LOUD reading in December. Judy Gladstone of Bravo!FACT will be moderating the event. Please submit them as either a P”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD October 13 – Guest Moderator AARON MARTIN

Wednesday 13 October 2010, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto presents LIFT OUT LOUD, A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading SeriesWith Guest Moderator Aaron Martin(Being Erica, The Best Years, Degrassi: The Next Generation)Featuring:”School Spirit” written by Kevin Parnell”The Time is Right” written by Garner Reid Haines The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toron”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD August 18 – Guest Moderator MARGUERITE PIGOTT

Wednesday 18 August 2010, 19:00

   The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presentLIFT OUT LOUDA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator MARGUERITE PIGOTT(Super Channel’s Creative Development Group Lead) “Thank You Kind Sir”Written by Grant Boyle (and Nicolas Lopez) Wednesday, August 18, 20107:00pm sharp (doors open at 6:30)Admission”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD June 9 – Guest Moderator MAUREEN DOREY

Wednesday 9 June 2010, 19:00

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presentLIFT OUT LOUD A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest ModeratorMAUREEN DOREY (CFC story editor) Two short screenplays for discussion: “Orphaned: written by Temenuga TrifonovaA delusional man escapes from an asylum in late 19th century Paris. Following a series of accid”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD April 7 DENIS McGRATH

Wednesday 7 April 2010, 19:00

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presentLIFT OUT LOUDA Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator DENIS McGRATH aka ‘heywriterboy’ (“The Border,” “Republic of Doyle,” “Rent-A-Goalie”) THINKING INSIDE THE BOXTwo television pilots for discussion RIDE THE DREAM written by Vickie FaganMARBLE CITY written by Kevi”… more

LIFT OUT LOUD February 3 – Guest Moderator ESTA SPALDING

Wednesday 3 February 2010, 19:00

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presentLIFT OUT LOUD  A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator ESTA SPALDING (Flashpoint, Republic of Love, Falling Angels, DaVinci’s Inquest)WHEN ST. CHRISTOPHER SLEEPS written by Matt Hilliard-Forde Wednesday, February 3, 2010Starts at 7:00 pm Admission: $5.00XPACE58″… more

LIFT OUT LOUD December 14 – Guest Moderator INGRID VENINGER

Monday 14 December 2009, 19:00

The LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO presentLIFT OUT LOUD  A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator INGRID VENINGER (Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Only) MOON OF STRONG COLD written by Kerry McPhersonCOMPASS ROSE written by Laur Townshend MONDAY, December 14th, 2009Starts at 7:00 pm Admission: $5.00XPACE,”… more