The end of May is the perfect time to get to know the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT). This artist-run organization, which recently had its 30th anniversary, supports the efforts of independent filmmakers and artists; they provide access to equipment, education, and workspace to help filmmakers achieve their goals. And they’ve recently announced their summer line up of film, video, and interactive art workshops.
This summer’s crop of over 50 workshops includes topics on Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, HD filmmaking and interactive art. Classes on everything from writing, directing, and producing to camerawork and post-production are available. A full list of this summer’s workshops is available here. Pricing ranges from $45 to $265, and workshop registration begins Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
LIFT will also be hosting a summer open house evening on Monday, May 28, where you can take a tour, meet some people, get a look at their facility and equipment, and find out more about what membership entails. The evening is free for members and non-members, and runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
On Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 pm is a free panel discussion on short film funding. If you’re a budding filmmaker, you can find out all about the criteria and availability of funding from the curators of Bravo!FACT, Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund and the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition.
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