About The Workshop

AMIA, in partnership with the Alamo Drafthouse, The Film Foundation, Boston Light & Sound, and Kodak, offers a three day Projection Workshop for projectionists and staff presenting 35mm film in theaters.

While digital is the primary exhibition format today,  many theatres continue to screen 35mm prints.  New audiences continue to appreciate rare prints, archive films and titles from private collections, many of which are not available in a digital format.  More and more of these prints come from archives and similar institutions, and damaged prints cannot be replaced.  This makes the handling and projection of film prints critical, and training imperative.

The workshop will offer speakers and hands-on tutorials for projectionists working with 35mm film prints and will focus on film preparation and projection as well as special stipulations for archival projection, and coordinating with lending institutions.  The workshop is aimed at those who have some booth experience and are looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

The Workshop will begin Monday, August 22 for three days of instruction and speakers.  More information will be posted soon about the program and instructors.

The Projection Workshop was developed in 2014 by AMIA’s Film Advocacy Task Force and the AMIA Projection and Presentation Committee.