The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is an artist-run cultural and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. We have over 45 workshops this season on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and HD filmmaking.

Registration starts TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14th at 10:00 AM at our new facility located at 1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue), Toronto ON

A complete workshop schedule now online at

Introduction to Movie-Making
Introduction to the Film Industry
Arts Council Info Session
Grant Writing for Arts Councils
Producing Dramatic Films
Producing for Documentary Films
Starting a Small Business

Aesthetics of Shooting
Editing Aesthetics
Introduction to Directing Film
Introduction to Directing a Music Video
Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking
Documentary Writing
Short Film Writing
Getting Started as an Actor
Voice-Over Technique and Performance
Introduction to Photoshop CS4
Introduction to Digital Animation With After Effects CS4
Websites for Artists

Camera Theory
Camera Assisting
Introduction to Lighting Techniques
The Bolex
35mm Filmmaking: An Overview
HD Production with the EX1
The Art of the Interview
Documentary: Dreams to Action
Location Sound Recording
Animating Under the Camera
Documenting Performance
Film and Video Installations

Introduction to Final Cut Pro
Intermediate Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Studio
Assistant Editing with Final Cut Pro
Introduction to Adobe Premiere CS4
Introduction to DVD Studio Pro
Editing for Documentary
Hand Processing Black and White Film
Still Photography and Darkroom Processing
Telecine Film to Video Transfer
Distribution Strategies for Short Films
New Platform Distribution

Guerrilla Filmmaking in Super 8mm

LIFT exists to provide support and encouragement for independent filmmakers and artists through affordable access to production, post-production and exhibition equipment; professional and creative development; workshops and courses; commissioning and exhibitions; artist-residencies; and a variety of other services.

LIFT is supported by its membership, Canada Council for the Arts (Media Arts Section), Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

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