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Willinsky pictured in Movie Makers, July 1950, 255.

A. I. Willinsky

Club Affiliation

Amateur Cinema League

Toronto Amateur Movie Club




ACL Ten Best 1945 - Honorable Mention General Class
Ontario Jewish Archives list of titled amateur films



  • Date produced: 1940

Portuguese Pot-Pourri and Moroccan Mélange

  • Date produced: 1950

Spanish Morocco

  • Date produced: 1950

Peru 1946 – International College of Surgeons 5th International Assembly

  • Date produced: 1946

Canary Islands

  • Date produced: 1953


  • Date produced: 1948

Trinidad Trails

  • Date produced: 1946

Coronation Tree, The

  • Date produced: 1938

Glimpses of Italy

  • Date produced: 1935

Riviera Revisited, The

  • Date produced: 1949

Rome and Naples

  • Date produced: 1934

Hawaiian Holiday: A Pictoral Presentation of the Paradise of the Pacific

  • Date produced: 1947

Introduction to Israel: A Pilgrimage in Partitioned Palestine

  • Date produced: 1951

Spectacular Spain

  • Date produced: 1953

Hob-nobbing with Homer – Hermes en Grece

  • Date produced: 1956


  • Date produced: 1955

France and Spain

  • Date produced: 1954

Away to Argentina

  • Date produced: 1939



Biographical Notes

"Dr. Abraham Isaac Willinsky was one of Toronto’s earliest Jewish doctors, a founding member of the Toronto Jewish Medical Association, and an amateur filmmaker. He was born in 1885 in Omaha, Nebraska to Sarah Rebecca (nee Vise) and Myer Willinsky. One of seven children, he moved to Toronto with his family in 1890. As a child his life-long passion for photography was sparked while helping his uncle, Solomon Vise, with his photography business at 439 King Street east" Ontario Jewish Archives.

Willinsky was a founding member of the Toronto Amateur Movie Club.

Bibliographic Resources

The Ontario Jewish Archives holds the Dr. A. I. Willinsky fonds. This collection contains many Willinsky travelogues and some home movies.