LIFT’s Monthly eNEWS: December 2011

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto’s (LIFT)
 1. Closed for Holidays – Reopening January 3, 2012
 2. Winter 2012 Film, Video and Interactive Art Workshops – Now Online!
 3. New Facebook PAGE (Group to be archived) and Twitter Account
 4. Winter 2012 Open House – January 31, 2012
 5. Free Info Session w/ Toronto Festival Programmers – February 2, 2012
 6. SAVE THE DATE: LIFT’s 30th Anniversary Commissioned Films. Jan 19-21

1. Closed for Holidays – Reopening January 3, 2012

 LIFT will be closed for holidays from Friday, December 16, 2011 to Tuesday,
January 3, 2012.

2011. The office and store will reopen to members and the public on Tuesday
January 3, 2012 at 10:00AM.

 Have a happy and safe holiday.

2. Winter 2012 Film, Video and Interactive Art Workshops – Now Online!


 Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
Over 50 workshops for the Winter 2012 season on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, HD
filmmaking and interactive art.

 Registration opens TUESDAY JANUARY 24th at 10:00 AM at our facility located at 1137 Dupont Street (at Gladstone Avenue)
Full details online at

Info Session with Toronto Festival Programmers
LIFT Winter Open House

Super 8mm Filmmaking Intensive
16mm Filmmaking Intensive

 Introduction to Independent Filmmaking
 Short Film Writing
 Documentary Film Writing
 Documentary Research
 Directing Dramatic Film
 Directing Documentary Film
 Directing Actors for Film

 Producing Dramatic Film
 Producing Documentary Film
 Starting a Production Company
 Legal Affairs of Producing
 Designing a Festival Strategy

 Production Management
 Assistant Directing
 Cinematography Fundamentals
 Lighting Fundamentals
 Intermediate Cinematography
 Production Design
 Location Sound Recording
 Documentary Field Production
 Voice-Over Techniques

 Camera Theory
 Bolex 16mm Cameras
 Sync-Sound 16mm Cameras
 35mm Cameras
 Sony EX1 HD Camera
 Sony F3 HD Camera
 DSLR Cameras for Video

 Post-Production Fundamentals
 Editing Aesthetics
 Digital Workflows and Colour Correction
 Assistant Editing with Final Cut Pro
 Documentary Editing

 Editing on Film
 Optical Printing with the JK
 Optical Printing with the Oxberry 1700
 16mm Oxberry Animation Stand
 Handprocessing Black and White Film
 Still Photography and Darkroom Processing

 Introduction to Final Cut Pro 6
 Intermediate Final Cut Pro 6
 Introduction to Premiere Pro
 Introduction to Photoshop
 Introduction to After Effects
 Intermediate After Effects
 Introduction to Flash for Animation
 Introduction to Lightroom

 Websites for Artists
 Introduction to Electronics for Artists
 Making Art with Pure Data
 Interactive Art with Arduino

3. New Facebook PAGE (Group to be archived) and Twitter Account

 Join LIFT’s new Facebook Page. We are moving from our old Facebook group
 which will be archived soon. Please join our new page at

 Also we have recently joined Twitter. You can follow our tweets at

4. Winter 2012 Open House – January 31, 2012


 Tuesday, January 31, 2012
 7:00pm – 9:00pm
 1137 Dupont Street
 FREE, all are welcome to attend

 LIFT was incorporated in 1981 and has been an important resource for
 filmmakers in Toronto since opening its doors. Thirty years on, LIFT has
 seen thousands of films and videos emerge from the centre. The open house
 will inform you about what is available at LIFT, including equipment,
 membership and our upcoming Winter 2012 workshop season. All are welcome to
 attend public tours of the LIFT facility, which offers dedicated resources
 for film training and production unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
 The office is located at 1137 Dupont Street (east of Dufferin Avenue, at the
 corner of Gladstone Avenue).

 Visitors are welcome to walk through the facility, but we also offer guided  tours lead by LIFT staff at the times listed below. Tours will be approximately 30 minutes in length.

 Guided Tours:

5. Free Info Session w/ Toronto Festival Programmers – February 2, 2012


 Thursday, February 2, 2012
 7:00pm – 9:00pm
 1137 Dupont Street
 FREE, all are welcome to attend

 Join us for a FREE informal panel discussion with programmers from Toronto’s
most prestigious film festivals. Curators from Hot Docs Canadian
International Documentary Festival, Images Festival, Planet in Focus
Environmental Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and CFC
Worldwide Short Film Festival will talk about the future of independent filmmaking.

  LYNN FERNIE, Senior Canadian Programmer
 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s
 largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival
 presents a selection of more than 150 cutting edge documentaries from Canada
 and around the globe.

  SCOTT MILLER BERRY, Executive Director
 Established in 1987, the Images Festival is the largest festival in North
 America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing
 the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off
 the screen.

  KATHLEEN MULLEN, Director of Programming
 Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival is Canada’s leading
 not-for-profit environmental media arts organization. As the producer of
 Canada’s largest environmental
film festival, Planet in Focus showcases a
 wide range of outstanding films and filmmakers from across Canada and around
 the world.

  MAGALI SIMARD, Short Cuts Canada Programmer
 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is dedicated to presenting the
 best of international and Canadian cinema to film lovers. What began as a
 ten-day film festival has grown to embrace programming 365 days a year.

  ANGIE DRISCOLL, Programming Manager
 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival (WSFF) is the premier venue for the
 exhibition and promotion of short film in North America. WSFF is dedicated
 to celebrating the quality and creative range of short films.

6. SAVE THE DATE: LIFT’s 30th Anniversary Commissioned Films. Jan 19-21

  LIFT Celebrates Thirty Years of Filmmaking with Newly
 Commissioned Films by Thirty Filmmakers and Artists

  To celebrate three decades of filmmaking the Liaison of Independent
 Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) has commissioned 30 Canadian filmmakers to make
 new works originating on, utilizing at some point along the way or in the
 spirit of Super 8mm film. Each night will feature ten films all, world
 premieres, presenting unique takes on short-form filmmaking from film
 veterans and emerging voices.

 30 x 30 – Three Nights of Films for 30 Years of Filmmaking
 8:00pm Thursday, January 19, 2012
 8:00pm Friday, January 20, 2012
 8:00pm Saturday, January 21, 2012
 Jackman Hall at Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West

  More details to come!

> Founded in 1981, 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. LIFT is supported by its
> membership, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario
> Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Foundation, the Government of Ontario and
> the Toronto Arts Council.
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