GFF is looking for support staff for 2017!

Are you a post secondary student returning to school? Are you looking for a career developing summer work experience? We have three summer positions opening in volunteer coordination, box office/guest services and sponsorship/hospitality through Canada Summer Jobs. Positions begin May 23 and end Aug 4, are paid $15/hr and require flexible work days and weeks. Students in the following areas of study preferred: event management, business, marketing, film studies and recreation studies. Send us your resume for consideration by April 30th.

Contract positions will also be available in Communications, Logistics Coordination and Technical Services Coordinator (digital encoding, technical venue set up & supervision during GFF) and we are collecting CVs of potential candidates.

Please send your resume to: with subject line “GFF Jobs” and outline your area of interest and expertise. The successful candidates must reside in Gimli at their own cost. Full job descriptions available for interested candidates.

GFF is also looking for three (3) projectionists needed during the Festival from July 26 – 30, accommodation will be provided for the successful candidates.


6th Annual RBC Emerging Filmmaker Competition – Calling All Aspiring Filmmakers!

Are you an emerging filmmaker? Do you have an idea for a short film you are desperate to make? Are you over the age of 18 and a resident of Manitoba? Are you prepared to complete your 3 – 5 minute short film in one year’s time for a premiere screening at the 18th edition of the Gimli Film Festival? If yes, we want you!


RBC offers the chance at $10,000 to make your short film!

Fill out and send in the application by June 16th, 2017 to have a shot at winning the dream budget for your short film!

Finalists will be announced June 29th, and will have the chance to pitch their film live in front of a panel of industry professionals at this year’s Gimli Film Festival

Enter now!

2017 GFF Raffle – Icelandair Tickets!

Support Gimli Film Festival and also have a chance to win BIG! Call GFF at 204.642.9946 to purchase your tickets.

Ticket Price: $10 each or 3 for $25. Total number of tickets printed: 1140

Licence # RM of Gimli 2017-14

Draw date: 9:45 pm, Sat, July 29, 2017 at GFF Beach Screen, Gimli Beach
Rain location: Dr. George Johnson Middle School, 53 3rd Ave, Gimli
All draws are open to all ticket holders.

Grand Prize: Maximum potential retail value $2500

  • Icelandair: 2 economy return airline tickets from anywhere Icelandair flies, originating in North America. Travel completed by September 29, 2018. Blackout dates apply and include: June 15 – September 1 and December 15 – January 6.  No exceptions/no extensions. All applicable airport taxes and other official charges are payable by winner. Full rules and restrictions found below.


  • Anyone 18 yrs or older is eligible to purchase tickets.
  • Only 1140 tickets printed.
  • Winners will be contacted by telephone or emailed by August 1, 2017. Winning ticket numbers will be posted on Government identification will be required to claim the prize. Prizes that have not been claimed by September 1, 2017 will revert to the organization.


Icelandair prize letter valid for two to travel on Icelandair, total maximum potential value of $2500 for two tickets. Standard rules and restrictions are as follows:

  • Travel must be completed by September 29, 2018. Blackout dates apply and include:  June 15 – September 1 and December 15 – January 6.  No exceptions/no extensions. (Please note that some Icelandair gateways are seasonal).
  • Complimentary travel is on Icelandair only, with two people traveling on the same itinerary.
  • Maximum travel length on prize letter is 30 days total.  Stopovers in Iceland have maximum stay of 7 days within the 30 day total.
  • All travel must originate from one of Icelandair’s North American gateways and will not accumulate points in our Saga Club program for frequent travellers.
  • Stopover in Iceland permitted.  Prize letter does not include land arrangements in Iceland.
  • Transportation to/from the traveller’s home and Icelandair gateway airport will not be provided as part of the overall trip giveaway.
  • Flights are subject to availability at the time of reservation.
  • Prize tickets are not eligible for class up offers or upgrades.
  • A travel agent may not be used in booking flight arrangements, and reservations cannot be made via our Internet website.
  • Itineraries displayed on or may display connecting flights with other carriers.  This travel prize letter cannot be used for air carriers other than Icelandair.
  • All applicable airport taxes* and other official charges are payable by you prior to ticketing. You are also responsible for any income or other taxes that may apply.
  • Once tickets have been issued, a change fee of $200 USD per person will apply for each re-issuance of your tickets.
  • Boarding pass with seat assignment will be issued at airport check-in.  No seat assignments prior to check-in.
  • Please allow at least three weeks for processing. This certificate has no cash value, is non-transferable, non-negotiable, and cannot be extended, sold or redeemed for cash or other services not described in this letter.