Arnie Gelbart founded Galafilm, a Montreal-based production company, in 1990. Originally from Brussels but raised in Montreal, he got his start in the film industry working with the greatest. Assistant Director on Luis Bunuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Dusan Makavejev's Sweet Movie, he honed his talents writing various screenplays like Montenegro, and established a solid reputation for himself in the industry. In 1984, he co-founded production house Cleo 24, which he headed until the creation of Galafilm.
In over 30 years of existence, Galafilm has created more than 400 hours for broadcast television, digital platforms, theater and multimedia. The company is active in a variety of genres and content, whether feature films, dramatic series or apps, documentary or fiction, for all types of audiences and age groups. Many of its productions have known great commercial success and international exposure. Galafilm has received countless Gémeaux, Canadian Screen Awards/Geminis/Genies and other prizes, including a prestigious Emmy Prime Time Award.
Galafilm has worked in collaboration with numerous production companies in Canada and abroad, as well as with the major Canadian, American and international networks on all continents. Most of its productions are available in English and in French. Many are distributed in other languages around the world.