Winter 2023 Workshops – Hybrid

CLOSURE: The LIFT office and store operations will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 20th, 2023.


We are happy to announce our Winter 2023 workshops, and will be hosting a hybrid season. Both in-person and online workshops (delivered via Zoom), will be taught by our experienced roster of industry instructors. Registration opens Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 10AM ET and continues until workshops are full. Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our social media announcements or visiting this page frequently.

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 enroll 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.

Please stay updated on added workshops by checking our social media announcements or visiting our registration page.

We hope to slowly transition to in-person workshops 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

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