LIFT - Toronto's celluloid resource needs your help

From: ben d (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jul 11 2008 - 22:33:39 PDT

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The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto

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July 11, 2008

Hello all,

I hope this message finds you and your film endeavours well.

LIFT has a market niche as Canada's foremost artist run centre for independent filmmakers wishing to create films on celluloid. It is a custodian of equipment and specialized knowledge of that medium. To ensure that emerging and established filmmakers have an opportunity to work with celluloid, LIFT offers a variety of programs (workshops, equipment rental, screenings etc) that empower filmmakers in that medium. LIFT also acknowledges the validity of other film technologies, such as digital and emerging hybrid media, and provides modest programs to filmmakers who wish to create on other media. .

As some of you will have heard, LIFT is moving to a new space this summer and we need everyone’s help to make it happen. Over the next months, we will be building-out our new facility at 1137 Dupont Street (at Dufferin) and moving in during the process. As any of you who’ve worked on renovation projects or moves know, the costs are steep and the workload is intense. This is where you come in. LIFT is in dire need of your help to make this move happen and enable us to continue our work in cultivating, training and equipping filmmakers.

We are calling on all former LIFT members and community supporters to renew your memberships, or take out new ones, this July. Our goal is to sign up 1,000 new and renewing members by July 31, 2008. Your $70 membership fee will give you one-year access to our equipment and programs and help us ensure the continued existence of the organization. If you’d like to sign up for a membership, please contact the LIFT office via email (email suppressed) or phone 416.588.6444.

For membership details please visit our website at:

People interested in doing more are also encouraged to make donations large or small to the LIFT build fund. All donations are tax deductible, with 100% of your donation going to support the build. Donations can be made in one of the following ways:

1. On-line donations can be made simply and securely from the LIFT website at:

2. Cheques made out to LIFT can be mailed to:
- Before July 31: LIFT Build Fund, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 301, Toronto, ON, M6K 3P6
- After July 31: LIFT Build Fund, 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON M6H 2A3

3. Credit card donations can be made over the phone at 416.588.6444.

This is a critical time for LIFT and we hope everyone can lend a hand to make this happen.


Ben Donoghue
Executive Director

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