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.

Notable releases include the box office hit documentary UP THE YANGTZE, Werner Herzog’s 3D documentary, CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, Academy Award winning foreign language feature DEPARTURES and Mark Cousins’ epc THE STORY OF FILM: An Odyssey.

We sat down with founder ROBIN SMITH in the newly renovated Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, where he is the new cinema programmer, to discuss the realities of distribution in Canada.

This profile is Section One in Issue 4 of The Seventh Art.