Winter 2020 Workshops


Cover photo by Shenaz Baksh





Registration opens Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10am and continues until workshops are full.


LIFT Workshops

LIFT provides training in all aspects of filmmaking and media arts. Offering 180 workshops over three seasons each year from camera theory to digital animation, LIFT is a one-of-a-kind training facility that offers practical knowledge to media artists at any stage of their career. LIFT offers intensive workshops taking place on evenings or weekends focusing on specific skills. Sessions run four to sixteen hours so you can learn a new software program or camera in a condensed timeframe.


LIFT's small class sizes provide each participant an opportunity for hands-on learning. Media artists taking LIFT's digital based classes each work at individual iMac stations. Filmmakers wanting to learn cinematography get their hands on the camera and lighting. Students taking our screenwriting classes get personalized feedback from industry professionals. LIFT's workshops exist to give that crucial kick to participants who want to create: learn, plan, make, edit, and distribute.


Note: LIFT is a not a designated Canadian learning institution, as outlined by the Government of Canada. Registration in LIFT Workshops cannot be used to support any immigration or Canadian Visa applications.

Custom and Community Workshops
Custom workshops are unavailable until further notice.


For more information, please call LIFT at 416-588-6444 Ext. 223, Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, or email the Education Department at workshops(at)

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Arts Foundation and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. Additional support for the Fall 2019 Workshop series is provided by Niagara Custom Lab.