Spira is a cooperative devoted to independent filmmaking, born in 2015 from the merger of Spirafilm and Vidéo Femmes, which had both been around for nearly 40 years. Spira’s core mission is to support the production and distribution of independent films, whether short or feature.
Each year, about thirty works benefit from its various creation support programs, including its well-sought-after equipment rental program. Spira also distributes documentaries and fictions on various Canadian and foreign markets, including festivals, theatrical, television, the web, etc. The coop contributes to the dynamism and development of the cinematographic community in Québec City by offering training activities, master classes, collective projects, and networking activities. Fostering the public’s interest in cinema is also part of the coop’s objectives.
That is why Spira sets up screening events throughout the year, in various venues in Québec City, in collaboration with festivals and local organizations. Films from its catalogue of over 300 titles are now available for online streaming.