Noah Cowan SF Film SocietyFour months after indie film veteran Ted Hope exited as head of the San Francisco Film Society after a year at the helm, Noah Cowan has been named to the post. Cowan most recently spent five years leading the Toronto International Film Festival Bell Lightbox as its founding Artistic Director. He’s also programmed TIFF’s Midnight Madness program, co-directed the festival from 2004 to 2008, and co-founded international art film distrib Cowboy Pictures as well as the Global Film Initiative partnered with MoMA. Cowan’s new gig takes effect March 3 ahead of the annual SF International Film Festival which runs April 24-May 8.