Apply to Intern at Canyon Cinema

Posted December 9th, 2010 in Announcements, News / Events

Canyon Cinema is an organization of filmmakers 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 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.

Canyon Cinema is seeking the help of a student intern(s) to assist in all of its day-to-day operations. Interns shelve and organize the 3500 title circulating film library, run errands, help maintain the Canyon Cinema website, aid in 16mm film inspection, and attend to the vital watering of Canyon Cinema’s plants. Canyon Cinema also puts on exhibitions and interns will be involved in helping with these exhibitions. Most interns enjoy the atmosphere, share an excitement about independent and experimental film, and welcome the opportunity to be surrounded by it. Experience in handling 16mm celluloid film is a plus with knowledge of using tape splicers, rewinds, and film projectors.

For more information please contact Dominic Angerame at