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 “Latin Canadian Program” at aluCine

Friday 6 October 2023, 20:30 to 22:30

Beating Like Her Drum by Dayme Arocena and Pablo Dewin LIFT co-presents Latin Canadian Program at 2023 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival aluCine continues its yearly tradition of showcasing the best in new Latin Canadian cinema! This short film program features works from emerging filmmakers in Canada. It is a space where Latin filmmakers in”… more

LIFT announces “Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project” – In-person Screening and VOD

Thursday 21 September 2023, 19:00 to 21:00

Image Credit: Luísa Cruz and Jorge Manzano, CIRCADIAN VERSES (2023) . Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project In-person Screening and VOD September 1, 2023—In 2021 the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. Toronto has changed wildly over the past four”… more

Friday, August 18 – Open Screening

July 26, 2023 Call for Submissions: Open Screening Join the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) on Friday, August 18, 2023 in the Main Classroom at LIFT (1137 Dupont) for our Summer Open Screening, an evening of oddball films, experiments, found footage and works in progress. UPDATE – Submissions are now closed! We have reached our”… more

LIFT co-presents “Bageroo Program #1 and “Bageroo Program #3” at the8Fest

Friday 28 July 2023 – Saturday 29 July 2023

“kauaʻi ʻōʻō” by Samy Benammar . LIFT co-presents “Bageroo Program #1” and “Bageroo Program #3″ at the8fest Small Gauge Film Festival 2023 Bageroo Program #1: We Were, We Are, We Will Be Friday, July 28, 2023 Starts at 8:00pm In this shorts program, filmmakers reflect on themselves, their surroundings, and others around them. These shorts recall th”… more

LIFT co-presents “Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 1 June 2023, 18:45 to 20:45

September 10th by Tasneem Nanji . LIFT co-presents Local Heroes at 2023 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival From raves to resistance, this collection of shorts highlights the work of local queer storytellers making films that explore the multitudes this city has to offer. In-Person: Thursday, June 1, 2023 Starts at 6:45 pm TIFF Bell Lightbox”… more

LIFT co-presents “Veranada” at Hot Docs

Thursday 27 April 2023 – Tuesday 9 May 2023

. LIFT co-presents Veranada at the 2023 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Veranada Dir. Dominique Chaumont In-Person: Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 8:45pm TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 4 350 King Street West Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 11:45am Scotiabank Theatre, Cinema 7 259 Richmond Street West Streaming online: Streaming is only avai”… more

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