Seth Mitter
Collection Manager (Interim Director)
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Seth Mitter joined Canyon Cinema in 2015, he has trained both as an audiovisual archivist and filmmaker. Seth holds an MLS specializing in Archives and Records Management from Indiana University. While at I.U. he worked with a collection of more than 80,000 16mm films as an archives assistant for the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive. Seth also served as projectionist for the International Federation of Film Archives-member Indiana University Cinema.

Seth’s introduction to American avant-garde and independent cinema began while studying 16mm production with the filmmaking faculty at The New School in New York, where he earned a BA concentrating in cultural studies and media.  He went on to work several years with The Film-Makers’ Cooperative and as an itinerant projectionist in micro-cinema and gallery film exhibition in NYC. Seth has been involved in curating and presenting screenings of small-gauge and experimental films for over 10 years.

A member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and a regular participant in Home Movie Day amateur film preservation events, Seth’s interests include preservation of the work of non-theatrical and artist filmmakers and points of intersection between filmmaking and archival practice.