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Roman Kroitor | IMAX Founder

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From Yorkton, Saskatchewan

Roman Kroitor was a filmmaker known as a co-founder of IMAX and as the creator of the Sandde hand-drawn stereoscopic animation system.

  • Born in 1926 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan

  • Died in 2012 in Quebec

Roman Kroitor was a brilliant technical innovator who pioneered new cinematographic approaches for decades.

Roman studied philosophy and psychology at the University of Manitoba and then worked for the National Film Board of Canada. He directed his first film, Rescue Party in 1949.

Kroitor made enormous contributions to filmmaking during his tenure at the NFB in the 1950s and 1960s, developing the IMAX giant-screen format at the NFB’s Montreal studio.

Watch the documentary of Roman Kroitor & Wolf Koenig (1959) about other famous Canadian Glenn Gould


Watch other fantastic films of Roman Kroitor


Yorkton is a town in south-eastern Saskatchewan. According to 2016 the census, the population was 16,343.

Yorkton was founded in 1882 and incorporated as a city in 1928.

Yorkton Collegiate Hockey Club, Champions City League, 1912
Yorkton, Saskatchewan | 2009 | By Home Town Saskatchewan
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