KinoSmith Inc. provides full distribution for independent projects made for theatrical, home video, broadcast and new media exhibition in Canada. Beyond from offering traditional distribution services, KinoSmith also provides an alternative option for filmmakers via service contracts. These services include (but are not limited to) navigating the film's release, preparation and execution of detailed marketing plans, revenue projections, media buys, design and creation of marketing materials, targeted domestic promotions and publicity.


What are they looking for?

Kinosmith is focused almost exclusively on distributing feature-length documentaries with theatrical potential.


Robin Smith


Robin Smith is currently the owner and President of KinoSmith Inc. – Canada’s premiere boutique distribution and film marketing company - and CEO of the newly founded company Blue Ice Docs – a new distribution and equity funding company dedicated to funding, acquiring and distributing the best non-fiction work from around the world. Robin brings a strong background of over 22 years of film, video and arts-related work to the marketplace having worked at a variety of distribution companies (National Film Board of Canada, Alliance Films, Lions Gate Film Entertainment, Seville Pictures and Capri Releasing) and has managed and navigated the release of such hits as CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, AWAY FROM HER, CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS and BLACKFISH. Robin also acts as the Cinema Programmer for the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto that is operated by the Hot Docs International Documentary Festival. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is a 727 seat cinema dedicated to screening documentaries throughout the year.