Summer 2024 Workshops

Photograph by Alicia Gear


We are happy to announce our Summer 2024 workshops. We will be hosting both in person and online workshops (delivered via Zoom), taught by our experienced roster of industry instructors. Online registration opens Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 10:00am ET and continues until workshops are full. There is no in-person registration at the LIFT office.

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 to join for a continued learning experience. Each attendance goes a long way towards keeping us and our community going.

Thank you,
LIFT Education Department

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 time frame.

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 workshops for individuals are unavailable until further notice. Proposals for possible future support for  Community Organizations can be submitted here.

If you are a current Production Member or Production Student member, in good standing, you may request a Technical Consultation from the Technical Department. Prices and details for Technical Consultations are listed in the Equipment and Facilities Rental FAQ.

Note: Staff from the Education Department works in the office on Mondays and Thursdays only. If you are having problems registering online, please email Education and Outreach Administrator Iman Abbaro at for all registration inquiries.

If you are have specific questions about the content of the workshops, or are interested in teaching a workshop, please email Education Consultant Shenaz Baksh at

Workshops at LIFT are designed by Screen Industry Training Hub (SITHub).