Courtesy of the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.

Lifting Canadian filmmakers to new heights

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is a non-profit, charitable organization that’s devoted to providing access to independent filmmakers. The artist-run centre by working filmmakers organizes over 150 workshops per year along with supplying affordable production equipment and facilities for people who want to make films. According to executive director Chris Kennedy, not …

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Courtesy of Neighbours and Norman McLaren.

Flashback Film: Neighbours

Neighbours is the story of two amicable neighbours whose feelings towards one another change when a beautiful flower grows in between their properties. The film is a 1952 short drama directed by Scottish-Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren. To say that this film’s overall plot lacks a gripping storyline and action packed twists is not surprising. However …

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Fashion Spotlight: Soul Woven

Toronto native Claire Levick officially founded Soul Woven, an ethically-sourced fashion company, in 2015. Levick’s grassroots organization aims to connect authentic Guatemalan apparel with mindful consumers through fair trade. After travelling to Guatemala on a yoga contract, Levick met numerous native artisans who craft beautiful apparel like scarves, boots and jewelry by hand with ethically …

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