Since 2020, Canyon Cinema has prioritized the growth and promotion of its digital collection through outreach to members, new digitization initiatives, streaming collaborations, and our Canyon-on-Demand series. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our digitization efforts were made even more urgent by the turn to online exhibition and teaching. The Canyon Cinema Digitization Fund was created to directly support the transfer of films in Canyon's collection that are not currently available digitally. Disbursement of funds occurs on a case-by-case basis, according to need. In recent years, Canyon has facilitated new digitizations of films by artist members Dominic Angerame, Donna Cameron, David Gatten, Christopher Harris, Saul Levine, Toney W. Merritt, Single Spark Film, Doug Wendt, among others. In 2024, we hope to begin work on the digital preservation of the films of Michael Wallin. Canyon's catalog now includes more than 1200 titles available in digital formats.
As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, Canyon Cinema Foundation relies on tax-deductible donations to meet our basic obligations: to educate the public about independent, non-commercial, experimental, avant-garde, and artist-made moving images; to ensure the experience of rare film works in their original medium; and to cultivate new audiences through our growing digital distribution program. By contributing to this campaign, you are helping us achieve these goals as we evolve and adapt to the changing conditions of media exhibition and distribution in the 21st century. Thank you for supporting Canyon Cinema!
All donations are fully tax-deductible.
Image: What the Water Said, Nos. 4-6 (David Gatten, 2006-2007)