Canyon Cinema’s unrivaled collection of more than 3500 films traces the history of the experimental and avant-garde filmmaking movement from the 1930s to the present.
Canyon’s primary activity is the rental distribution of Super 8mm,16mm, and 35mm films by independent film artists. We also lease these films and their DVD transfers.
Independent filmmakers, unlike commercial filmmakers or studio artists, rarely receive financial compensation for their work. The money that Canyon Cinema returns to the artists helps them continue making their films.
We are the only distribution organization that has been consistent in the equitable return of artist revenues; more than 40% of Canyon’s gross income is returned directly to the filmmakers.