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  • LIFT Winter 2022 Workshop Season

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    The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is happy to announce that registration for our Winter 2022 hybrid workshop season is now live. This season will consist of both in-person and online workshops, which will be delivered through Zoom. All of our courses will be taught by our experienced roster of industry instructors. You can register for our hybrid classes on our website here: https://lift.ca/workshop-registration/  

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  • Submissions for "Accessible Cinema"

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    Closed Captions (CC) provides on-screen text descriptions of dialogue and sound design for non-auditory viewers, while Audio Description (AD) enables blind and low-vision moviegoers to hear descriptions of film images and actions. In Emerson College's "Accessible Cinema" course, students will create CC and AD for short films by established filmmakers.

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  • where to from here - new podcast series

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    where to from here is Moonplay's new podcast series hosted by artist Jes Reyes. Its formation is both a result and a response to postponing our first season of in-person programming due to COVID-19 safety protocols.

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  • LIFT Fall 2021 Workshops Season

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    Registration for Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT)'s Fall 2021 Workshops Season is now live! Hosting both online through the delivery platform (Zoom), and two in-person workshops (at limited capacity) with a dedicated roster of industry instructors. You can register here: https://lift.ca/workshop-registration/

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  • Long out-of-print Warhol monograph by Easterwood & Theise available on Monoskop

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    In late 1989, Kurt Easterwood and I began collaborating on what turned into a 52 page monograph devoted to the films of Andy Warhol. It had a small print run and was sold for a nominal price at San Francisco Bay Area screenings of the first batch of films to be restored and distributed by the Warhol Film Project. Poke around the Internet and you'll find some in library collections, some at rare bookstore or auction sites.

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  • Into The Mothlight Podcast allows FVPSociety.com to become Financial Sponsor

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    The Film and Video Poetry Society, host to the annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium, has become the principle financial sponsor to the trailblazing episodic series Into The Mothlight Podcast. As the audio program exceeds ten thousand listeners this month, Into The Mothloght Podcast will inaugurate FVPSociety sponsorship with episode #30. Due for release on June 4, 2021, this milestone episode will feature experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky.

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  • Microscope faces a sudden move!

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    Microscope finds itself suddenly having to move from its long-time space in Bushwick, Brooklyn by the end of this month, as circumstances in the building have made it impossible for us to continue our operations here.

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  • Punto de Vista Festival 2021 Award Winners

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    The international jury of the fifteenth Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra, made up of Nicole Brenez, James Lattimer and Antoine Thirion, after watching the entries in the Official Section, has decided to award the following prizes:

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