The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Niv Fichman

Niv Fichman, 53, Filmmaker

So, you want to be a big-time movie director? For a handful of rookie filmmakers, Rhombus Media’s Fichman, who produced such notable films as The Red Violin and 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould, is making that dream a reality. Through a partnership with Alliance Atlantis, the First-Time Filmmaker Initiative helps hopefuls from around the world – and Canada – make their films while picking up the tab. Now, only a few years in, the initiative is paying off with upcoming premieres including a screening at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “We can only hope the future is kind to this new crop of filmmakers. They are gutsy, ambitious and innovative and can create great Canadian films that will make a mark at home and all over the world.”