Past Workshop Descriptions

LIFT’s “Transformations” - In-person Screening Tickets

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 decades and the desire to explore this ever shifting urban landscape led to the creation of “Transformations: A Cross Generational Commissioning Project.”

Each pair was tasked with considering an open ended question: What defines a city in flux? These commissioned films are explorations of collective experience, and cultural memory; placemaking; intersectional storytelling; intergenerational exchange; and imagined or unexpected communities.

The program includes:
Circadian Verses” Directed by Luísa Cruz and Jorge Manzano
What We Carry” Directed Dev Ramsawakh and Helen Lee
meditations on a process” Directed by Kourtney Jackson and Edie Steiner
Some Observations on Human Behaviour” Directed by Kelly O'Brien
I Said Goodbye to Me” by Alice Charlie Liu
Toronto, Old and New” Directed by Jean-Pierre (JP) Marchant and John Price

In-Person Screening:
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue
7:00pm - 9:00pm

$10.00 Non-Members
FREE for LIFT members

Running Time: 53 minutes

*** Cash tickets may be available at the door; space permitting.

Following the screening there will be a Q & A with attending filmmakers and a small reception.

The full film program will be available to watch on demand on from September 21 through to October 5, 2023.

This project was made possible by The Canada Council for the Arts and their Digital Now Grant.

- Closed Captioning will be provided for the following films: “Circadian Verses,” “meditations on a process,” “What We Carry,” “Some Observations on Human Behaviour,” and “I Said Goodbye to Me.” “Toronto, New and Old” will be a live film performance.

- If you use an assisted mobility devices and would like to request a space, please get in touch with Development Coordinator Cayley James at as soon as possible.

- Although the University of Toronto and Innis Town Hall does not have an active masking policy, LIFT strongly encourages those attending the screening to wear a mask.


Category: LIFT Outreach
Maximum Capacity: 200
$10 /nonmember

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