Spira is a cooperative dedicated to independent cinema resulting from the merger, in 2015, of Vidéo Femmes and Spirafilm, which had both existed for nearly 40 years. Its main mandate: to support the production and distribution of films , whether short or feature films. About thirty works are created each year thanks to its creation support programs, including the very popular equipment rental program . Spira also distributes documentary and fiction works in various markets in Canada and abroad: festivals, cinemas, television, Web, etc.
Spira actively contributes to the dynamism and development of the Quebec film community by holding training sessions , master classes, collective projects and networking activities.
Stimulating public interest in cinema is also one of the cooperative’s objectives. It is with this in mind that Spira organizes screening events throughout the year, in various locations in Quebec City, in collaboration with local festivals and organizations. In addition, it is now possible to watch films from its catalog of more than 300 titles on its website .