The San Francisco Film Society has appointed Joanne Parsont to the newly created position of director of education.

Since 2007 Parsont has worked as a year-round consultant to the Film Society’s youth education programme helping to expand its year-round outreach efforts in the Bay Area.

In her new role she will spearhead the organisation’s integration of the services and constituencies of its current youth education and film-maker education programmes with the developing colleges and universities program (CUP).

The San Francisco Film Society also announced that the 2010 San Francisco International Film Festival will take place from April 22-May 6.