Calls for Submissions

This is list of LIFT’s calls for submissions from all categories, starting with the most recent.

 

Call for Proposals: Digital Cinema Residency 2024 – Extended

Friday 15 December 2023 – Monday 15 January 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS: DIGITAL CINEMA RESIDENCY 2024 Toronto, December 15, 2023 (Updated January 8, 2024)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking applications from emerging filmmakers and artists between the age of 18 and 30 for a Digital Cinema Residency. The”… more

Call for Proposals: Expanding North Residency Program

Wednesday 13 December 2023 – Monday 22 January 2024

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS: “EXPANDING NORTH” RESIDENCY PROGRAM WITH LIFT, BALTIC ANALOGUE LAB, FILMVERKSTADEN and POLAR FILM LAB Toronto, December 13, 2023 (Updated January 4, 2024)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is pleased to announce its participation in the colla”… more

LIFT Announces Call for Submissions for Members’ Round-Up 2023, presented by MUBI – Extended

Friday 13 October 2023 – Monday 13 November 2023

LIFT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MEMBERS’ ROUND-UP 2023, Presented by MUBI Toronto, October 13, 2023 (revised November 9)—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces the return of the LIFT Round-Up. For the first time since 2018, LIFT will be hosting an evening of recent works by our diverse and talented membership on M”… 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

Call for Applications: BAICC International Artist Residency Program 2023 – Extended

Thursday 11 May 2023 – Sunday 18 June 2023

Call for Applications: BAICC International Artist Residency Program 2023 with LIFT, (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico and Acción Cultural Española-AC/E In 2017, the first International Artistic Residencies for Cinematographic Creation (BAICC), were launched, promoted by the (S8) International Peripheral Film Festival of A Coruña. This”… more

Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 18th annual Mentorship Program – Final Extension

Tuesday 13 December 2022 – Friday 10 February 2023

December 13, 2022 Revised February 3, 2023   LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2023 ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Call for applicants in Toronto Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute 16mm short? The LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaking through the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto”… more

Call for Proposals: Analogue Resilience: A Film Labs Gathering

Tuesday 13 September 2022 – Tuesday 11 October 2022

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS ANALOGUE RESILIENCE: A FILM LABS GATHERING May 25 – 30, 2023 in Toronto, Canada Toronto, September 13, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is excited to announce that we will be hosting a gathering of analogue film labs and filmmakers here”… more

Call for Submissions: Josephine Massarella Artist Award 2022


THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JOSEPHINE MASSARELLA ARTIST AWARD 2022 Toronto, August 15, 2022—In June of 2018 the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) longtime member Josephine Massarella passed away after a short illness. https://lift.ca/news-post/remembering-josephi”… more

Call for Proposals: Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project – Deadline Extended

Monday 11 July 2022 – Monday 15 August 2022

THE LIAISON OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS OF TORONTO (LIFT) ANNOUNCES 2022 CALL FOR PROPOSALS TRANSFORMATIONS: A CROSS GENERATIONAL COMMISSIONING PROJECT Toronto, July 11, 2022—The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary as an artist-run organization. The city has changed significantly over those f”… more

Call for Applicants: LIFT and imagineNATIVE 17th annual Mentorship Program

Monday 10 January 2022 – Monday 14 February 2022

LIFT and imagineNATIVE 2022 ANNUAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM Call for applicants in Toronto Are you an Indigenous filmmaker with a great idea for a 5-minute 16mm short? EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday, February 14, 2022 Celebrating 17 years of supporting independent Indigenous film, the LIFT/imagineNATIVE Mentorship program welcomes you to explore 16mm filmmaki”… more