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We Are Hiring! 

The Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC) is hiring a

Media Arts Digital Distribution Coordinator.

Start date: January 22, 2024
End Date: April 15, 2024

Application Deadline: January 7, 2024 11:59pm EST.
Hours: 30 hours/week
Pay: $26.00/hr

This is an in-person position at Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre's (CFMDC) Toronto office at 1411_D Dufferin street. This position is made possible through the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.  CFMDC is Canada's foremost not-for-profit distribution organization. We are dedicated to securing the availability and promoting the visibility of independent media art works. Since 1967, CFMDC has been a critical source for programmers, institutions, festivals, educators and museums around the world. Based in downtown Toronto with over 4,000 film
titles in our collection, CFMDC is committed to its role as an advocate for the dissemination of independent visions. The Media Arts Digital Distribution Coordinator will work collaboratively with CFMDC's technical, distribution and programs team.


The Media Arts Digital Distribution Coordinator Intern will play a crucial role in supporting the digital cinema distribution and exhibition activities at CFMDC. This internship offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the world of media arts, focusing on digital cinema distribution, exhibition, and film and tape scanning. The intern will work closely with our dedicated team and contribute to the growth of the organization's mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Digital Cinema Distribution:

    • Assist in preparing digital cinema packages for exhibition, ensuring the quality and format meet industry standards.

  • Exhibition:

    • Assist in the setup and operation of digital projection and audio equipment for film screenings, exhibitions, and events.

    • Assist to organize a digital library of media assets for easy retrieval and playback.

  • Film and Tape Scanning:

    • Handle the scanning and digitization of film reels and tapes using specialized equipment.

    • Ensure the quality and integrity of digitized content while maintaining proper documentation.

    • Collaborate with the preservation team to help catalog media assets.


  • Strong interest in media arts, film, and digital distribution.

  • Basic knowledge of digital cinema technologies and equipment.

  • Familiarity with film and tape scanning equipment and techniques is a plus.

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and creative environment.

  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

  • Passion for the mission of the not-for-profit media arts center.


  • Gain practical experience in the field of media arts and digital distribution.

  • Work alongside experienced professionals in a dynamic and creative environment.

  • Contribute to the mission of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting media arts and culture.

This job is funded by The Government of Canada, to apply you must be:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the residency;

  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada (either a citizen, permanent resident or person with refugee status);

  • Self-identify as underemployed (i.e. employed below their level of education, holding part-time employment, or in emerging fields with few jobs);

  • Have completed post-secondary studies (exception: interns located in Nunavut, Yukon or NWT are not required to meet this criterion);

  • Have no immediate family relationship with the employer.

How to apply

Email your Resume and Cover Letter to hiring(at)

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We do not confirm receipt of applications. Please direct any questions to hiring(at) 

PLEASE APPLY NO LATER than January 7th, 2023 11:59pm EST.

CFMDC is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants who are
Indigenous, Black, a Person of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, trans, non-binary, a woman, a person with
a disability or a combination of these identities.


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