Screenings & 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) LIFT Member John Price: Cinematheque Ontario Showcase

Wednesday 25 April 2007, 18:30

 INTERMITTENT MOVEMENT – Films by John Price As part of Cinematheque Ontario’s FREE SCREEN    INTERMITTENT MOVEMENT – Films by John Price As part of Cinematheque Ontario’s FREE SCREEN  “John Price is one of Canada’s most gifted and versatile independent filmmakers. While creating an oeuvre of diaristic musings and exte”… more

(LIFT) New Directions: I HAVE NO MEMORY OF MY DIRECTION by MIDI ONODERA

Saturday 28 October 2006, 19:00

 LIFT’S NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA & REEL ASIAN ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL PRE-FESTIVAL PRESENTATION OF I HAVE NO MEMORY OF MY DIRECTION by MIDI ONODERA    LIFT’S NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA & REEL ASIAN ANNOUNCE A SPECIAL PRE-FESTIVAL PRESENTATION OF I HAVE NO MEMORY OF MY DIRECTION by MIDI ONODERA  The Liaison of Independent Filmma”… more

New Directions in Cinema: RESERVATION Xer films by Shelley Niro

Friday 12 May 2006, 20:00

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents:  RESERVATION Xer films by Shelley Niro  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival presents a series of films by Shelley Niro.  NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents:  RESERVATION Xer films by Shelley Niro  The Liaison of Independent Fi”… more

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Elle Flanders & Christina Battle

Friday 27 January 2006, 19:30

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Two innovative filmmakers in one evening:Bird On A Wire – projections by ELLE FLANDERS and music by Marilyn Lerner Memories of Moments From Here and There – selected works by CHRISTINA BATTLE    The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s NE”… more

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Christina Battle

Friday 27 January 2006, 00:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents:  MEMORIES OF MOMENTS FROM HERE AND THERESelected works by Christina Battle  Experimental filmmaker CHRISTINA BATTLE presents in the same evening “Memories of Moments From Here and There” — a series of recent works plus three new works projected in 16mm”… more

The Outsider: Sami van ingen

Friday 25 November 2005, 20:00

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA & Pleasure Dome presents: INTROSPECTIVE VISION The Works of Sami van Ingen (In Person) A co-presentation with Pleasure Dome It is a great pleasure to welcome Sami van Ingen back to Toronto for a retrospective of his recent films during his artist residency at LIFT. Despite living in Finland, Sami van Ingen has deep root”… more

Introspective Vision: The Works of Sami van Ingen (In Person)

Friday 25 November 2005, 20:00

A co-presentation with Pleasure Dome as part of our New Directions in Cinema Series   A co-presentation with Pleasure Dome as part of our New Directions in Cinema Series  It is a great pleasure to welcome Sami van Ingen back to Toronto for a retrospective of his recent films during his artist residency at LIFT. Despite living in Finland,”… more

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Films by Deirdre Logue

Friday 4 November 2005, 20:00

 NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes; selected works by Deirdre Logue    NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Why Always Instead of Just Sometimes; selected works by Deirdre Logue  New Directions in Cinema is a screening series presented by LIFT showcasing long time members and their innovative”… more

Why Always Instead Of Just Sometimes Films by Deirdre Logue

Friday 4 November 2005, 00:00

LIFT presents an evening of short, finely textured 16 and 35mm films by filmmaker Deirdre Logue. Deirdre Logue has spent the past 15 years working on behalf of media artists by organizing independent film, video and new media festivals, by founding collectives and by participating in forums and symposiums on the future of independent artistic pract”… more

LIFT presents SHINE IT ON! 2005 – 12th Annual National Salon des Refusés and Annual Silent Auction

Tuesday 6 September 2005, 18:00

An exciting line-up of generous donations are on offer at LIFT’s annual fundraising Silent Auction! This year’s auction items range from goods and services from Film Labs, to restaurant vouchers and Yoga class passes — there’s something for everyone. Thousands of dollars worth of film pre and post-production items along with a year’s worth of ticke”… more

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: Films by John Price

Friday 3 June 2005, 20:00

 NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: abstracts & almanacs films by John Price   The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents an evening of short, finely textured 16 & 35mm films by John Price.    NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: abstracts & almanacs films by John Price   The Liaison of Indep”… more

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA: abstracts & almanacs films by John Price

Friday 3 June 2005, 20:00

 NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: abstracts & almanacs films by John Price  The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents an evening of short, finely textured 16 & 35mm films by John Price.    NEW DIRECTIONS IN CINEMA presents: abstracts & almanacs films by John Price  The Liaison of Indepen”… more

Abstracts and Almanacs: Films by John Price – World Premiere

Friday 3 June 2005, 20:00

   LIFT presents an evening of short, finely textured 16 and 35mm films by filmmaker John Price. Abstracts and Almanacs is a series of films made between 2002 and 2005 that explore the vast aesthetic potential of century old film technology and alchemical experimentation. The program includes a film shot at some of the largest industrial”… more

Steve Sanguedolce’s DEAD TIME – World Premiere

Wednesday 9 March 2005, 20:00

   New Directions in Cinema is a new screening series presented by LIFT showcasing long time members and their innovative film works. The world premiere of filmmaker Steve Sanguedolce’s 35mm feature length film DEAD TIME is first up for this exciting new series. Innovative and extremely challenging, DEAD TIME is an investigation into the”… more

$99 No Excuses Film Festival Tour in Peterborough

Saturday 27 November 2004, 00:00

LIFT presents a benefit screening for the Peterborough Arts Umbrella to help raise funds for the Peterborough arts community, which experienced a devastating flood disaster this past summer.Started in 2002, LIFT’s $99 No-Excuses Film Festival challenges the demons that occasionally plague independent filmmakers: the four horsemen of procrastination”… more

Collage Collisions – Recent Films by Martha Colburn (In Person)

Friday 29 October 2004, 20:00

Martha Colburn, the queen of defiled hand coloured collage animation, makes a triumphant return to Toronto with a selection of some of her most recent films. Since 1994 Colburn has created more than 35 films that are a remarkable blend of pleasure and perversity. Creating dazzling rhythmic visual montages from pop culture ephemera, stylishly interm”… more

LIFT Screening: What these ashes wanted

Thursday 9 October 2003, 20:00

 The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto And The Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre present WHAT THESE ASHES WANTED by Phil Hoffman  Phil Hoffman will attend the screening.    The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto And The Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre present WHAT THESE ASHES WANTED by Phil H”… more

LIFT and INSIDE/OUT Screening: Dykes About Town

Sunday 18 May 2003, 19:00

 LIFT, Buddies in Bad Times theatre and John Bailey Film and Video Completion Fund are proud to co-sponsor the programme: DYKES ABOUT TOWNYou know’em, you love’em, hell, you’ve dated’em!As part of the INSIDE/OUT: 13th Annual Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival.   LIFT, Buddies in Bad Times theatre and John Bailey Fil”… more