LIFT auction and holiday party

LIFT's annual silent auction and holiday party

Tonight, the TRANZAC Club plays host to the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT)'s annual holiday party and silent auction. The event is a fundraiser for LIFT's operating endowment, and any Toronto filmmaker who has ever leaned on LIFT's invaluable assistance in production and post-production can testify to the importance of keeping the funds flowing in.

The evening will also see the presentation of the Roberto Award, created in memory of Roberto Ariganello, who passed away in 2006 after serving as LIFT's executive director for three years. The Roberto is a cash award presented to an individual who demonstrates outstanding commitment to Toronto's film community, through volunteering, mentorship, or new initiatives, all while maintaining practice in filmmaking-produced-on-good-old-fashioned-film. More information about the award can be found here.

Ariganello's 2001 short film, Shelter, will be screened before the award presentation.

Auction donations come from a wide variety of intriguing sources this year (see this page for a complete list), and music for the evening will be provided by Isabelle Noel and DJ Satan Macnuggit. The event is $7 for general admission, or $5 for LIFT and TRANZAC members. Doors open at the TRANSAC at 7:00 p.m., at 292 Brunswick Avenue.


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