Canyon Cinema Digitization Fund
Let's Get Digital!
Since 2020, Canyon 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. Over the past year, Canyon added nearly 200 films and digital files to the catalog. We also welcomed many new artists from across the country and around the world into the fold, including Malic Amalya, Priyanka Das, Nazli Dinçel, Federica Foglia, Abigail He, Leandro Katz, Azucena Losana, Taiki Sakpisit, John Woodman, and most recently, the prolific New York City filmmaker Jim Jennings. We are also delighted to welcome back longtime members Holly Fisher, Rock Ross, and Al Wong. Our collection now includes nearly 1200 titles for distribution in digital formats.
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. Over the past year, we have worked to preserve 10 films by Toney W. Merritt, resulting in new 16mm distribution prints and 2K digitizations. We also produced new 2K digitizations of Donna Cameron's The Clown, David Gatten's What the Water Said, Nos. 1-3 and Nos. 4-6, Dominic Angerame's Demonstration '68, Single Spark Film's Pig Power, Doug Wendt's Up and Atom, and Saul Levine's New Left Note. In 2023, we hope to begin work on the digital preservation of the films of Michael Wallin.
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)