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 co-presents Teo Hernández’s Films

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 19:00

Nuestra señora de Paris by Teo Hernández ad hoc experimental film collective #22 Teo Hernández’s Films presented by curator Andreas Anciras (Mexico), in person Co-presented with PIX FILM Gallery, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and Le Labo Centre for Francophone Media Arts of Toronto. Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7:00pm PIX F”… more

LIFT Seasonal Screening Series: Narrative

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present the 2019 Seasonal Screening Series: Narrative Toronto, September 24, 2019—Member screenings have been an essential part of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s nearly forty-year history. From screenings at the defunct experimental cinema The Funnel in the 19″… more

LIFT co-presents “Finding the Path / Encontrando el Camino – Latin American Short Films” Program at aluCine

Saturday 5 October 2019, 19:00

Arcangel by Angeles Cruz LIFT co-presents “Finding the Path / Encontrando el Camino – Latin American Short Films” at the 2019 aluCine Latin Film + Media Arts Festival. Program: Los Ausentes | The Absents, José Lomas Hervert Guaxuma, Nara Normande La Herencia del Viento | Wind’s Heritage, by Alejandra Retana, César Camacho, César Hernández Free Fall”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT Seasonal Screening Series – Narrative

Thursday 15 August 2019, 10:00

       CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEASONAL SCREENING SERIES – NARRATIVE   Toronto, August 15, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce submissions are now open for the third screening of current members’ work. For this upcoming autumn event, we will be shining a light on”… more

Summer 2019 Studio Immersion Program – Artist Talk and Screening: Blinn & Lambert

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 19:30

Romantic Love by Blinn & Lambert SUMMER 2019 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM ARTIST TALK AND SCREENING: BLINN & LAMBERT Blinn & Lambert will screen Romantic Love, a 23 minute dual dual 35mm slide projection. For this project they developed an imaging technique that is haptic, laborious, and unpredictable. It is incapable of linear perspective,”… more

LIFT Seasonal Screening Series: Experimental

Tuesday 9 July 2019, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present the 2019 Seasonal Screening Series: Experimental Toronto, June 18, 2019—Member screenings have been an essential part of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s nearly forty-year history. From screenings at the defunct experimental cinema The Funnel in the 1980″… more

LIFT co-presents “Shorts: Local Heroes” at Inside Out

Thursday 30 May 2019, 18:45

My Fuzzy Valentine by Ben Edelberg LIFT co-presents Shorts: Local Heroes at the 2019 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival Co-presented in partnership with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Out LGBTQ+ and Yohomo. Our annual collection of what this great city has to offer, this year’s Local Heroes brings us a wide assortment of qu”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT Seasonal Screening Series – Experimental

Thursday 9 May 2019, 00:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEASONAL SCREENING SERIES – EXPERIMENTAL Toronto, May 9, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce submissions are now open for the second screening of current members work. For this summer’s event, we will be shining a light on experimental works. Current members are encouraged to sub”… more

LIFT Seasonal Screening Series: Documentary

Wednesday 24 April 2019, 19:00

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present the 2019 Seasonal Screening Series: Documentary Toronto, April 4, 2019—Member screenings have been an essential part of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s nearly forty-year history. From screenings at the defunct experimental cinema The Funnel in the 1980s”… more

LIFT co-presents “A Kandahar Away” at Hot Docs

Wednesday 1 May 2019, 18:30

LIFT co-presents A Kandahar Away at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival A Kandahar Away Dir. Aisha Jamal Wednesday May 1 at 6:30pm TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 Thursday May 2 at 1:00pm, Isabel Bader Theatre Saturday May 4 at 10:15am, TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 In 1991, a refugee arrived in Canada with his wife and five children, having”… more

LIFT co-presents “Domestic Cinema Shorts Program” at Images Festival

Thursday 18 April 2019, 15:00

Five Movements by Lily Jue Sheng LIFT co-presents Domestic Cinema Shorts Program at the 2019 Images Festival Co-presented in partnership with Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Breakthroughs Film Festivals, Call Again and the South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC) The ongoing discourse of Domestic Cinema springs from Gabi Dao’s fi”… more

Call for Submissions: LIFT Seasonal Screening Series – Documentary

Friday 1 March 2019, 10:00

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS LIFT SEASONAL SCREENING SERIES Toronto, March 1, 2019—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) will be launching a seasonal screening series that will highlight recently completed films made by our current members. Each screening will focus on a specific form—documentary, narrative, experimental, music videos—and”… more

LIFT co-presents “Salvage” and “Ayiti Mon Cinema” at the Toronto Black Film Festival

Thursday 14 February 2019, 19:00

Salvage by Tyler Dowey LIFT co-presentations at the 2019 Toronto Black Film Festival FILM #1: LIFT co-presents “Salvage” Thursday, February 14, 2019 Starts at 7:00pm Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 317 Dundas Street West Admission: $12.00 Living in his car, The Driver spends his days cruising the city, surviving on scraps and charity. Haunted”… more

LIFT co-presents “Best of Punto y Raya Festival”

Thursday 31 January 2019, 19:00

“Best of Punto y Raya Festival” A selection featuring the 18 finalists and awarded films at Punto y Raya (Dot & Line) Festival 2018 Co-presented with PIX FILM and  Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C FREE admission FORMAT: Full HD TRT: 70’”… more

LIFT co-presents “Women in Latin America Experimental Animation”

Thursday 17 January 2019, 19:00

Pulsiones by Yannet Briggiler “Women in Latin America Experimental Animation” Presented Pix Film Productions Co-presented with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and Pleasure Dome Curated by Lina X Aguirre and Cecilia Traslaviña Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:00pm – 10:00pm PIX FILM Gallery 1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C FREE admis”… more

May The Waves Rise From Its Floor

Fall 2018 Studio Immersion Program – May The Waves Rise From Its Floor with Matthieu Hallé

Friday 7 December 2018, 20:00

FALL 2018 STUDIO IMMERSION PROGRAM MAY THE WAVES RISE FROM ITS FLOOR WITH MATTHIEU HALLÉ May The Waves Rise From Its Floor is an ambitious audio-visual performance created by artist Matthieu Hallé. The performance is the culmination of years spent developing a unique practice of using candlelight as a medium to create spontaneous visual imagery, an”… more

LIFT co-presents “Ad Hoc #14: Abraham Ravett in Person” at PIX FILM Gallery

Tuesday 6 November 2018, 19:00

Ad Hoc #14: Abraham Ravett in Person with his Films Presented by the Ad Hoc Collective Co-presented with LIFT and PIX FILM Supported by Living Arts For the past forty years, Abraham Ravett has been an independent filmmaker, photographer and educator. He was born in Poland, raised in Israel and the USA. His films have been screened internationally i”… more

LIFT Round-Up 2018

Monday 29 October 2018, 20:30

Katanga by Robert Mentov The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to present ROUND-UP 2018 Toronto, October 15, 2018—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce the LIFT Round-Up 2018, a screening of films made by LIFT members in last year. LIFT is a member-driven, charitable organization”… more

LIFT co-presents “Bird of Prey” program at Planet in Focus

Saturday 27 October 2018, 20:00

LIFT co-presents “Bird of Prey” at the 2018 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival In this testament to ardent wildlife filmmaking, Bird of Prey follows renowned photographer and cinematographer Neil Rettig as he, once again, travels to the old-growth forests of the Philippines to witness the Great Philippine Eagle. Along the nearly insurmount”… more

LIFT co-presents “Departures” program at aluCine

Friday 5 October 2018, 21:30

Traje de luces/Suit of lights by Franci Duran LIFT co-presents “Departures” (Latin and Canadian Experimental Films) at the 2018 aluCine Toronto Latin Film + Media Arts Festival. Welcome to the best of the Latin-Canadian experimental cinema. The Latin-Canadians’ view has been shaped by their ancestors’ culture, but they also see the world through th”… more