Internship opportunity - San Francisco, California

From: Lauren Sorensen (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 06 2007 - 10:20:53 PST

Apologies for any cross-posting.

||Internship opportunity||

Canyon Cinema (San Francisco, California) is seeking the help of intern(s) to assist in all of its day-to-day operations, and special projects. Interns shelve and organize the 3500 title circulating film library, run errands, help to maintain the Canyon Cinema website, assist in film exhibitions, learn about film inspection, formats, identification and projection, and attend to the vital watering of Canyon Cinema's plants. Most interns enjoy the atmosphere, share an excitement about independent and experimental film, and welcome the opportunity to be surrounded by it.

Canyon distributes filmmakers’ personal prints as well as preserved prints from institutions around the country, and take an active role in care-taking for the collection and ensuring its long-term viability. Currently we are working on testing all acetate-base films for vinegar syndrome, as well as creating a plan for our our paper archive, a documentation of 45 years of experimental and avant-garde film history. Interns will assist with these projects, as well as day-to-day tasks.

We ask interns to dedicate 6-15 hours per week (flexible) for a 4-6 month term. While the position is unpaid, academic credit is available.

||About Canyon Cinema||

Canyon Cinema Cooperative is a San Francisco-based organization of filmmakers from all over the world, dedicated to the support, promotion, distribution, and preservation of motion picture film as an art form. It was founded in 1967 as a grassroots organization to educate the public about an emerging independent American film culture. Canyon began with forty films by twenty-five members who were committed to the necessity and possibility of film artists having an active role in the exhibition, distribution and promotion of their own work.

In the forty-five years of its operation, Canyon Cinema has become one of the world's leading distributors of experimental and independent film. At present, we have 330 members worldwide and distribute more than 3,600 films and videotapes. Despite Canyon's dramatic increase in scale, we remain a democratic, artist-run organization committed to the principles upon which Canyon Cinema was founded.

The inventory of Super 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm films distributed through Canyon Cinema traces the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 1930's to the present. Through the distribution of work by young as well as established filmmakers, Canyon Cinema remains a vital force in the future of film culture.

If interested, please send a resume and brief statement of interest to Lauren Sorensen (email suppressed). Questions, please call 415-626-2255.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.