Past Workshop Descriptions

LIFT Round-Up 2023, presented by MUBI

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) announces the return of the LIFT Round-Up on December 11, 2023 at the Paradise Theatre. For the first time since 2018, we will be hosting an evening of recent works by LIFT’s talented community of local and international artists. Come celebrate the eclectic possibilities of the moving image with us. With a collection of documentary, narrative and hand-made experimental films, this night holds something for everyone.
This year we are also delighted to announce the Round-Up is presented by MUBI, the curated streaming service dedicated to elevating great cinema from all around the globe. Get 30 Days of MUBI free at 
*** We recommend reserving your tickets in advance. Limited tickets may be available at the door; space permitting.
The program includes:

"Don't Text Your Ex" Directed by Jo Güstin
  (Created as part of LIFT's Newcomer Filmmentor 2020 program)
"Burned" Directed by Jordan Wanakamik
(Created as part of the 2023 LIFT and imagineNATIVE Mentorship)
"Delight at Robert St." Directed by Milja Viita
  (Created as part of our Artist in Residence program in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki and Saastamoinen Foundation)
"It's Not Brakhage (Prelude)" Directed by Miles Rufelds
"Inner Artist" Directed by Sarah Brebner
"Always Here" Cinematography by Allen Thomas
  (Directed by Mridul Haridas)
"Sounds of Images (EL SONIDO DE LAS IMÁGENES)" Directed by Laura Moreno Bueno
  (Created as part of our BAICC Residencias Artísticas Internacionales de Creacion Cinematográfica, a collaboration between the (S8) Mostra Internacional de Cinema Periférico, Acción Cultural Española)
Running Time: 73 Minutes
Following the screening there will be a  small reception in the lobby bar of the Paradise Theatre.
Screening Information:
Monday, December 11, 2023
Paradise Theatre, 1006c Bloor Street West
Doors open at 6:30pm
Films start sat 7:00pm
$10.00 for Non-Members
FREE for LIFT members
- The Paradise Theatre is an accessible venue. In partnership with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Paradise is proud to be fully sight accessible through use of Beacons, QR codes and braille.
- Paradise has a wheelchair accessible washroom, wheelchair accessible spaces in the auditorium. Spaces are limited - if you would like to reserve a seat please get in touch with us at 
- Captioning will be available on all films except for Sounds of Images (EL SONIDO DE LAS IMÁGENES)
- Although the Paradise Theatre does not have an active masking policy, LIFT strongly encourages those attending the screening to wear a mask.
If you have any additional questions about this event, feel free to e-mail Development Coordinator Cayley James at

Category: LIFT Outreach
Maximum Capacity: 182
1.5 hours of instruction $10 /nonmember

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