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