4-6 weeks
Paid by host:

The maximum cash funding for projects is $3,000 (CAD) for travel, accommodation and per diems. Equipment and facilities will be provided by LIFT to a maximum of $3,000 (CAD), LIFT equipment rates can be found at www.lift.ca.

Paid by artist:

The artist is responsible for the costs of all film stock, chemicals, lab fees and other expendables.

Application guidelines:

LIFT's residency program focuses on the production of film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access in their local region. Artists are expected to be at an established point in their practice (although not necessarily working predominantly with film).

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Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)


The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto is a member-driven non-profit organization that provides affordable access to equipment, education and space for those who want to make films, out of a passion for, and commitment to, the practice of filmmaking on celluloid. It will be the primary community hub for film-related practices and will facilitate the sustainability and production of celluloid works on a local, national and international level.

Technical Information

Regular 8mm, Super 8mm, 16mm, Super 16mm, 35mm and HD; film and digital editing; optical printers; contact printers; animation stands; a darkroom and more. Toronto also offers a range of lab facilities, a large pool of experienced technicians and talent, a vibrant film community and a dynamic arts environment.

Contact information

171 East Liberty Street, Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario ON M6K 3P6

office [at] lift.on.ca