Workshop Policies



Registration opened Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10am and continues until workshops are full. Always check online or download updated workshop catalogue PDF for any changes from the printed brochure.



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


Registration for Workshops:

Online Registration:

- Online registration is available started on September 17 for our Fall season. You can register via Paypal using Credit Card or Credit-Interac, without setting up a Paypal account. On attendance participants must have a copy (paper or electronic) of their receipt. More info on online registration available here.


In-person Registration:

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


Phone Registration:

- Register by telephone with a credit card, call 416-588-6444 Ext. 223. Interac and Credit-Interac cards are not accepted over the phone.


Please note:

- Online registration takes priority over in-person and phone registration during busy periods

- Fees must be paid in full to confirm registration

- LIFT does not accept cheques for workshop registration

Workshop Location and Guidelines
LIFT Workshops have limited enrolment. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received in full. All workshops take place at LIFT (1137 Dupont Street) unless otherwise noted (Gladstone entrance after 6pm and on weekends). Workshops are subject to schedule, instructor, or content changes and may be cancelled at the discretion of LIFT. All registered participants will be notified of any cancellation or schedule changes. LIFT will refund full registration fees to those participants unable to make rescheduled dates or cancellations. A workshop will run once we have 50% enrolment in the class; please register early to avoid disappointment.


LIFT workshops are best suited to individuals 18 years old and over. Only the person whose name appears on the enrolment is registered for the workshop. No other person can attend in their place. There are absolutely no make-ups or transfers allowed for any missed session. For full day workshops, we recommend that you bring lunch or snacks. Please note, all workshops that take place in our digital classroom are on the Mac platform. Video and/or audio recording of LIFT workshops is prohibited. Please note LIFT is a fragrance-free work place, to support access we ask all workshop participants refrain from using any perfumes or colognes prior to visiting LIFT.


No Transfer, Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be received and confirmed by telephone with a LIFT staff member during office hours. Cancellations received via email, voicemail or otherwise will not be recognized.

Participants must cancel up to five (5) full business days (weekends and holidays excluded) prior to the date of the workshop to receive an 80% refund per cancelled workshop. Workshop fees are non-transferable between workshops for any reason. No compensation is available for cancellations less than five (5) full business days prior to your workshop start time or for non-attendance. Payments made by Paypal will be refunded directly back to your payment cards, otherwise all other payments will be issued by cheque. Cheques can either be mailed or picked up in person from the office.

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.



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.