Winter 2019 Workshops


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Registration opens Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10am and continues until workshops are full.


LIFT Workshops

LIFT provides training in all aspects of filmmaking and media arts. Offering 180 workshops 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.


Always check online current list or download updated workshop catalogue PDF for any changes from the printed brochure.


Registration for Winter 2019 Workshops:

- Register in person at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street) with cash, Interac, Visa, MasterCard or American Express

- Register by telephone with a credit card: new participants must fill out this contact form, returning participants can call 416-588-6444 Ext. 223 (No Visa Debit over the phone)
- Fees must be paid in full to confirm registration

- LIFT does not accept cheques for workshop registration


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.


Waitlist and Added Workshop

If you have missed a workshop in the season or unable to attend a scheduled workshop, please call us and add your name to the waitlist. Once we have enough participants we will schedule the waitlisted workshop in the present season.

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 Winter 2019 Workshop series is provided by Niagara Custom Lab.