Workshop Bursaries – Fall 2022

Since the onset of the pandemic the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has been working to ensure that our programming remains accessible to our wider community. In an effort to continue to provide further financial accessibility for those interested in learning about the art of filmmaking, we are once again offering our Workshop Bursary Program for the upcoming Fall 2022 season.

The bursary seeks to support any person who is underemployed or unemployed and would not otherwise be able to afford to register for a LIFT course at the member or non-member rate.

LIFT will be making six workshop spots available to those who are facing financial need this Fall Season. We hope to select three people (two workshops maximum per person) who will be assigned to workshops prior to registration opening to the general public. 

Please note that moving forward we are making a couple of changes to the program:
Certain workshops are not eligible for Bursary applicants.
– These classes include: Introduction to Screenwriting, Advanced Script Studio, Smartphone Filmmaking, Super 8 Filmmaking Intensive and Hand Processing Colour Film.
– There is no guarantee that you will get your top two picks of workshops. Please provide up to five workshops in total that you are interested in.

Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2022 at 5:00pm ET.

Successful applicants will be notified by September 16, 2022.
Click here to apply for the bursary:

For the purposes of protecting your identity, your data will only be seen by the LIFT staff who will be adjudicating the applications and no specific or individual answers will be shared publicly. We do not expect applicants to provide any support material to validate financial need.

The Fall 2022 Workshop Bursaries are made possible due to the generous support of our individual donors.  If you are interested in supporting this initiative, you can do so by heading to our CanadaHelps page and donating to our Community and Youth Fund.

If you have any issues or concerns feel free to contact Development Coordinator Cayley James at with the email subject heading: LIFT Workshop Bursary Program – Fall 2022