Steven Anker has been active as a film and video curator since 1976. He has taught in several major college independent filmmaking programs, including Massachusetts College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco Art Institute, Bard College, and California Institute of the Arts where he was Dean of the CalArts School of Film/Video from 2002 until 2014. He served as Artistic Director of the San Francisco Cinematheque from 1982 until 2002. Anker began and curated film, video screenings, series and/or programs for the Los Angeles screening series Film at REDCAT (with Berenice Reynaud), the Boston Film/Video Foundation (BF/VF), The Museum of Modern Art (NYC), Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), UCLA Film and Television Archive, London International Film Festival, and Sharjah Art Biennial amongst others. He has written for numerous catalogues, periodicals and others including Incite, Film Comment, Film Quarterly, Artweek, Millennium Film Journal and the Soho Weekly News.