About

The Gimli Film Festival is widely recognized as the most successful film festival in Manitoba. Over the last sixteen years, our audience, sponsors and partners have supported and shaped the festival into what it is today.

We showcase narrative feature films, documentaries and short films from Manitoba, Canada and the world, that promise informative, fascinating and riveting entertainment.

The 2017 Gimli Film Festival will celebrate the 17th edition of GFF and continue to showcase the best new films from Canada’s and Manitoba’s most promising directors and an exceptional selection of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.

  • Five indoor venues and the popular free on-the-beach screenings
  • Industry workshops and seminars
  • Over $10,000 awarded in pitch competitions & film competitions
  • Canadian and Manitoban Short Film Awards
  • Networking events

Board of Directors

Honourable Janis G. Johnson, Chair and Founder
Claire Gillis, Vice Chair
Del Arnason, Treasurer
Devan Towers, Secretary

Michelle Aitkenhead
Norma Bailey
James Borsa
Rebecca Gibson
Lila Goodspeed
Phyllis Laing
Terry MacLeod
Syndi Prokopich


Thank You:

A special thanks to the 100 volunteers that help make the festival run so smoothly. Our volunteers are an important and dedicated group of people.

Thank you to owners and staff of the indoor venues: The Gimli Theatre, The Gimli Unitarian Church, New Iceland Heritage Museum (The Lady of the Lake Theatre), Lakeview Resort and Conference Centre, Gimli Dance Pavilion, Gimli Lutheran Church and Waterfront Centre (Johnson Hall on 5th floor).