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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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Courtesy of Porky's and Bob Clark.

Flashback Films: Porky’s

If you were to go looking for the horniest town in cinematic history, than look no further because that honour would have to go to Angel Beach, Florida. It is the fictional town that serves as the setting for the ’80s teen sex comedy, Porky’s (1981). Directed by Bob Clark, this raunchy comedy is one …

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Courtesy of Love Stinks and Rebecca Oritz and  Alicia Harris.

Crowdfunding helps kickstart Toronto filmmakers

Two Toronto-based filmmakers are using the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter, which offers more creativity and freedom than commercial film corporations, to create a film on women’s empowerment.  New filmmaking technology like Kickstarter along with the internet has allowed filmmakers more freedom to broadcast and create a unique platform without big industries limiting their creativity or vision. …

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