Fall 2021 Workshops – Online

Photography by Michael Barker.


Registration opens Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10am and continues until workshops are full.
Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our social media announcements or visiting this page frequently.

As we continue to work through these difficult and unpredictable times, we will be hosting our workshops again through the on-line delivery platform (Zoom), with the same roster of experienced industry instructors. We are pleased to still be able to offer these workshops for our members and the film community as a whole.

To help support our organization and its ongoing efforts to bring educational content and resources to you, we ask that you take this opportunity to enrol in a workshop or two, and invite a friend or two for a continued learning experience. Each attendance goes a long way towards keeping us and our community going while we work towards a safe re-opening at full capacity.

We hope to be able to go back to in-person workshops in the near future to accommodate our full list of approximately 60 comprehensive production training workshops for film, digital and interactive art.

Thank you,

LIFT Education Department


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 three to twelve 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.

Contact the Education Department

If you are having problems registering online, please contact workshops@lift.on.ca

If you are have specific questions about the content of the workshops, or are interested in teaching a workshop, please contact Education and Outreach Coordinator Shenaz Baksh at instructor@lift.on.ca