Screenings and Exhibitions

LIFT presents occasional screenings and exhibitions of work in Toronto and beyond. We also regularly co-present screenings and exhibitions with other organizations to support an engaged and rigorous media-arts ecology. We can assist hundreds of films each year but without venues and distributors to help them reach the public this work doesn’t have the life it deserves. We our fortunate to live in a city with over 100 film festivals each year, numerous year round programmers and dozens of galleries showing media arts.
For inquiries regarding presentation and co-presentation opportunities please contact us.


LIFT co-presents Rhayne Vermette at Media City

Monday 9 January 2023 – Monday 30 January 2023

Domus by Rhayne Vermette Media City Film Festival presents THOUSANDSUNS CINEMA: Indigenous Edition virtual January 9 – 30, 2023 LIFT is proud to co-present the works of Rhayne Vermette at THOUSANDSUNS CINEMA. All films in the program will stream for FREE on MCFF’s website at THOUSANDSUN”… more

Screening with Visiting Artist Matti Harju

Monday 28 November 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

ALIENS AND AFTERLIFES: SCREENING WITH VISITING ARTIST MATTI HARJU Co-presented by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM. Finnish filmmaker Matti Harju joins us on Monday, November 28, 2022 to present a screening of his cinemawork. This screening complements his residency as the third resident in LIFT’s collaboration w”… more

LIFT co-presents “Fox In A Hole” at European Union Film Festival

Sunday 20 November 2022 – Friday 25 November 2022

LIFT co-presents “Fox In A Hole” at the 2022 European Union Film Festival “Fox In A Hole” Directed by Arman T. Riahi 2022 | Austria | 105 minutes In German and Bosnian with English subtitles. Set in a juvenile correctional facility, Fox in a Hole revolves around teacher Hannes Fuchs (Aleksandar Petrović), newly assigned to work at its school for tr”… more

LIFT co-presents “Mis Dos Voces / My Two Voices” at Rendezvous With Madness

Thursday 27 October 2022 – Sunday 6 November 2022

LIFT co-presents “Mis Dos Voces / My Two Voices” at the 2022 Rendezvous With Madness Festival “Mis Dos Voces / My Two Voices” Directed by Lina Rodríguez 2022 | Canada | 68 minutes | Spanish with English subtitles In “My Two Voices,” Canadian director Lina Rodriguez paints a lyrical and truly unique portrait of what it means to be an immigrant and h”… more

LIFT co-presents  “Geographies of Solitude” at Planet in Focus

Sunday 16 October 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT co-presents “Geographies of Solitude” at the 2022 Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival “Geographies of Solitude” Directed by Jacquelyn Mills Country: Canada Length: 1:03:00 “Geographies of Solitude” is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has lived ov”… more

LIFT and Archive/Counter-Archive co-presents at World Audiovisual Heritage Week

Thursday 27 October 2022 – Saturday 5 November 2022

Origines by Nadine Valcin LIFT AND ARCHIVE/COUNTER-ARCHIVE CO-PRESENTS AT WORLD AUDIOVISUAL HERITAGE WEEK Curated and organized by Cayley James and Helen Lee. The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and Archive/Counter-Archive are partnering to bring together an in-person screening and panel event to celebrate the 2022 UNESCO World”… more

Screening with 2022 BAICC Resident Álvaro Feldman

Thursday 13 October 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

SUPER 8MM FILM SCREENING WITH 2022 BAICC RESIDENT ÁLVARO FELDMAN Co-presented by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM Thursday, October 13, 2022 Starts at 7:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C Pay-What-You-Can Admission Álvaro Feldman is a filmmaker and the current resident in the sixth edition of the”… more

Performance with Visiting Artist Britt Al-Busultan

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 19:00 to 20:00

PIX Film is pleased to present a performance with Visiting Britt Al-Busultan Britt Al-Busultan in person Britt-Al-Busultan, artist in residency at LIFT, will be presenting a 2 x 16mm film projector performance “Razzle Dazzle” at PIX FILM Gallery with sound accompaniment by Ben Rositsan. Details:”… more

LIFT co-presents “Blue II” at Images Festival

Sunday 17 July 2022, 14:00 to 20:00

Petal to the Metal by Emily Pelstring LIFT co-presents “Blue II” Shorts Programme at 2022 Images Festival: Slow Edition This program is part of the “suite ok to rest” curated by Jaclyn Quaresma. Sunday, July 17, 2022 Innis Town Hall 2 Sussex Avenue Presented with Closed Captions at 2PM Presented with Creative Audio Description at 4PM Presented with”… more

LIFT co-presents Vector Festival: Glitch

Thursday 14 July 2022 – Sunday 24 July 2022

LIFT is community sponsor of the Vector Festival 2022: Glitch Vector Festival 2022: Glitch July 14 – 24, 2022 A glitch is a mistake, an error, a failure, a malfunction—it’s the machine telling us that something inside it has gone wrong. Machines are designed to, and expected to, work perfectly. However, even the most powerful technologies can be qu”… more

LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” at Toronto Arab Film

Thursday 26 May 2022 – Sunday 29 May 2022

Brown Bread and Apricots by Serene Husni LIFT co-presents “Visions of Home” Shorts Programme at 2022 Toronto Arab Film Programme: “Visions of Basra” by Noor Gatih “Brown Bread and Apricots” by Serene Husni “Memory is a Dying Horse” by Samer Najari “Something from there” by Rana Nazzal Hamadeh After this content becomes available May 26th at 6:00 pm”… more

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 2 June 2022, 18:45 to 20:45

Don’t Text Your Ex by Jo Güstin LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2022 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival Annual collection of the best of the best in local queer cinema. Programme: “Thot or Not” by Dylan Glynn “Between Realities Along the Edge of Time” by Jessica Huras “Fresh Meat” by Lu Asfaha “Romario” by James Cooper” “Don’t Text Your Ex'”… more

LIFT co-presents Roger Beebe Film Performance

Sunday 3 April 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

LIFT and PIX FILM co-presents Roger Beebe Film Performance Sunday, April, 3, 2022 Starts at 7:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C Roger Beebe in-person! In the wake of our year(+) of lockdown and of telepresence, Roger Beebe returns to the road with a program of 16mm multi-projector performances. The program features several newer wo”… more

LIFT co-presents “Baltic Experimental Films”

Monday 28 March 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

Bonds of Time by Henrijs Laķis LIFT and PIX FILM co-presents Baltic Experimental Films Films from the Baltic Analog Lab Curated by Ieva Balode Ieva Balode is a founder of artist’s collective and film lab Baltic Analog Lab from Riga, Latvia that gathers filmmakers and photographers working in a field of a photochemical and experimental film. As a di”… more

Performance and Screening with 2021 BAICC Resident Bruno Delgado Ramo

Thursday 7 October 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

PERFORMANCE AND SCREENING WITH 2021 BAICC RESIDENT BRUNO DELGADO RAMO: PROJECTION IN PROJECTION SAUCE Co-presented by the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and PIX FILM Toronto, October 4, 2021—Spanish filmmaker Bruno Delgado Ramo joins us on Thursday, October 7, 2021 to present a screening of his Super 8mm films. This screening c”… more

LIFT co-presents “Latinidad” at aluCine

Thursday 30 September 2021, 18:00 to 20:00

Ride Fair by Javier Lovera LIFT co-presents Latinidad at 2021 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival New Works by Latin Canadian Filmmakers Showcasing new works from local artists is a proud tradition at aluCine, and this year is no exception! See what’s hot and new in the Latin-Canadian film scene, and dive into ten new short films from Latin-Ca”… more

LIFT co-presents “BAGEROO Fourteen! Volume 1” at the8fest

Friday 9 July 2021, 19:00 to 21:00

Kinsale, Eire by Laure Peigné LIFT co-presents BAGEROO Fourteen! Volume 1 at 2021 the8fest Small Gauge Film Festival The programming committee is thrilled to share two wonderful volumes of this year’s Bageroo programme, selected from our open call for submissions. Volume 1 takes us back to pre-pandemic times of travel and movement, tracing shorelin”… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts to Features” at Breakthroughs Film Festival

Wednesday 16 June 2021 – Sunday 20 June 2021

. LIFT co-present the “Shorts to Features” panel at the 2021 Breakthroughs Film Festival Streaming June 16 – 20, 2021 Featuring Jasmin Mozaffari, Reem Morsi, Alexandra Lazarowich. Moderated by Jessie Anthony Recognizing the roadblocks that come in the way of graduating from short films to first features, filmmakers in this panel share candidly abou”… more

UNSTEADY LANDSCAPES: 40th Anniversary of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

Friday 28 May 2021 – Sunday 6 June 2021

Dust Cycles by Eva Kolcze   Toronto, May 13, 2021—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) officially came into being in April of 1981. Inspired in part by efforts of collective networking such as what was done at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) in Halifax, LIFT was founded by a group of artists who were interested”… more

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 27 May 2021 – Sunday 6 June 2021

St Clair W by Emily Ryder LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2021 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival Programme: “Cruz” by John Dela Cruz “Unity Mosque” by Nicole Teeny “International Dawn Chorus Day” by John Greyson “I Do, But I Don’t” by Marlee Druker “I Am Gay” by Ajahnis Charley “You Will Still Be Here Tomorrow” by Michael Hanley “Parry Riposte”… more