Call For Submissions — International Visiting Artist i n Residence 2008/2009

From: ben d (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Feb 23 2008 - 13:13:43 PST

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)
Call For Submissions — Visiting Artist in Residence 2008/2009

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is seeking residency applications from international artists for 2-6 week individual production residencies to take place between fall 2008 and spring 2009. LIFT 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. We offer a wide range of film based technologies ranging from 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, Super 16mm, and 35mm production equipment, editing equipment, optical printers, contact printers, animation stands, a darkroom and more. Toronto also offers a wide range of lab facilities, including Niagara Custom Lab, which can meet nearly any film-related need.

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). Applicants should also consider what they would bring to the Toronto community in terms of community collaboration, teaching, artist talks and/or presentation activities.

The maximum cash funding for projects is $3,000 (CND) for travel, accommodation and per diems. Equipment and facilities will be provided by LIFT to a maximum of $5,000 (CDN), LIFT equipment rates can be found at The artist is responsible for the costs of all film stock, chemicals, lab fees and other expendables.

Interested artists should submit proposals, including:
• Proposal/Artist statement (including how they intend to engage the local community during their stay and how coming to LIFT will create access to equipment or facilities not available at their home location)
• curriculum vitæ
• Proposed budget (including funding sources for materials)
• Visual support material of past work (do not send originals, documentation will not be returned)

Interdisciplinary projects are welcome, however film (celluloid) must play a central role in the project. Applicants should have an established artistic practice, although artists previously working in other media are welcome. Applicants are not required to be English speakers however all applications must be submitted in English.

Submissions must be received by mail no later than April 15, 2008. Proposals are submitted on the understanding that the project’s execution is contingent on funding yet to be secured.

Questions to: Ben Donoghue – Executive Director: email suppressed
Send applications to: LIFT, 171 East Liberty Street – Suite 301, Toronto, ON, M6K 3P6


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