Untitled-3 Denah Johnston

Denah Johnston is a teacher, writer, award winning filmmaker, and curator working in San Francisco. Previously the Executive Director of Canyon Cinema Foundation – the West coast source for experimental film, she guided the organization to attain nonprofit status in 2014. Involved in Bay Area film and arts since 2002, Denah has worked as programmer and prescreener for the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival; organized and moderated a panel on Queer Underground Film supported by the NEA and Warhol Foundation; and presented screenings at institutions, festivals and microcinemas from San Francisco to Oaxaca, Mexico, Berlin to and St. Petersburg facilitating partnerships with local, international and national organizations to make experimental film more accessible. 


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