Call For Submissions: LIFT’s International Artists Residencies — Deadline: April 8, 2016.

The Pills Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) Buy Buy is seeking applications from international (non-Canadian Citizens and Residents) artists for a 4 – 6 week individual production residencies to take place between October 2016 and August 2017. LIFT is an artist-run production and educational media arts organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image. LIFT supports a wide range of production formats including 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. LIFT’s residency program focuses on the production of film-based works with equipment and facilities to which the artist would not have access to in their local region. Artists are expected to be at an established point in their practice (although not necessarily working predominantly with film).

Applicants must also consider what they would bring to Toronto in terms of community collaboration, teaching workshops, artist talks and/or presentation activities—these engagements are a critical and required part of each residency offered by LIFT. Note that your proposed film project does not have to be Toronto specific, but you should think of what you can offer to the community while you are in town working on your own film. This is an important part of the application.

Submissions must be received no later than Friday, April 8, 2016. Purchase

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