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The Queen of Versailles

Lauren Greenfield is an American documentary photographer and filmmaker. Her photos are exhibited in museums and galleries, featured in a number of high-profile magazines and she has published three books, including the popular Girl Culture.…

Nights and Weekends

Joe Swanberg is a Chicago-based filmmaker who is commonly associated with the so-called ‘mumblecore’ mode of filmmaking – a term assigned to low-budget American films made in the 2000s that were singled out for their naturalism.…

Peter Bogdanovich

Peter Bogdanovich is a legendary filmmaker whose career began by interviewing filmmakers in a thorough yet conversational manner. His relationships with Ford and Welles, among others, have yielded indispensable books investigating these auteurs’ films. His own…

Kinosmith

Kinosmith is an independent Canadian film distribution and marketing company that works closely with domestic and international producers, distributors and sales agents in presenting diverse works to the Canadian market. We sat down with founder Robin…

Mansfield Park

Patricia Rozema is a Canadian filmmaker whose extensive contribution to Canadian film history includes winning the Prix de la Jeunesse at Cannes in 1987 for her debut film, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing. Patricia was…

Genie Awards

The Genie Awards have recognized and celebrated Canada’s cinematic achievements since 1980. This year was the 32nd annual awards ceremony and The Seventh Art had the opportunity to produce, in association with the Academy of Canadian…

astron-6

astron-6 is a filmmaking collective creative by multimedia artists from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who share a fascination with the mechanics of fear and laughter. They’ve made a cornucopia of faux trailers for non-existent films and a…

Loop Collective

Loop Collective is a group of independent media artists dedicated to exploring the roots of experimental cinema by creating a dialogue with other art disciplines. We sat down with two of Loop’s members, co-founder Izabella…

i am a good person/i am a bad person

is an actress and filmmaker based in Toronto, Ontario. She has directed three feature films (including Modra and Only) and produced numerous shorts and features. She self-distributes her films through her company pUNK films. This…

Keyhole

Guy Maddin is a Canadian filmmaker known for his contemporary use of film styles associated with silent and early sound cinema. He has directed ten feature films (including My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World…

Ron Mann

FilmsWeLike is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent and international films within Canada. It was founded by documentary filmmaker Ron Mann, who we talked with in his production offices. FilmsWeLike’s theatrical distribution catalogue, circa 2012, included…