February 11, 2017
11 Feb 2017

2017 Gimli Film Festival Call for Submissions is Now Open!

Gimli Film Festival has opened the call for film submissions for 2017. GFF is now accepting feature length fiction and documentary films from Canada and around the world as well as Canadian short films.

Feature Film Submission Fee: $40 Canadian by PayPal
Short Film Submission Fee: $15 Canadian by PayPal

Deadline: April 14, 2017. Submit your film now.

Join us July 26 – 30 in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada as we celebrate 17 sensational years.


July 20, 2016
20 Jul 2016

Borealis moved indoors, Wed July 20 10pm

Due to inclement weather, Borealis will be moved indoors for tonight’s RBC Sunset Beach Screening.

Rain location is: George Johnson Middle school,  55 3rd Ave Gimli

Time remains the same, 10pm.  See you there!


June 12, 2016
12 Jun 2016

Countdown Clock

We're counting down!...to 2016 Gimli Film Fesitval

April 10, 2016
10 Apr 2016

Latest News:

Festival tops 10,000 in attendance!

Read the wrap-up on GFF 2016: Indoor screenings record, festival highlights...

10000 attend GFF

Manitoba Films Shine Bright at GFF

Amazing made-in-Manitoba films at the 2016 Gimli Film Festival!...


February 24, 2016
24 Feb 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Gimli Film Festival 2016

CallforSubmissionsOur call for submissions has been extended to May 15, 2016.

Click here for more details

The Board of Directors, headed by GFF Chair & Founder Senator Janis Johnson, along with the new Executive Director Rick Kemp are pleased to officially announce the 2016 dates for the Gimli Film Festival.  This year’s festival will take place on the beach and streets of Gimli, Manitoba on July 20-24, 2016.

Exciting new announcements and Calls for Submission will be posted on this website and our social media pages in the coming weeks. Please stay in touch by following us on Facebook, Twitter and by frequenting this website. The 2016 Gimli Film Festival will be hot, sunny & sensational!!

July 15, 2015
15 Jul 2015

Countdown to the 2015 Gimli Film Festival:

July 1, 2015
01 Jul 2015


osm_logo-CMYK-fullcolourAlong with showcasing Manitoba-made films, the Gimli Film Festival helps to encourage new Manitoba productions. The RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition is managed by On Screen Manitoba and will be held during the Film Festival. Selected Manitoba filmmakers will go head-to-head to pitch their projects to a jury of industry experts before a live audience. Manitoba filmmakers were invited to submit a written concept to apply to the competition and the five finalists have been selected.

On Screen Manitoba and the Gimli Film Festival are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition: Jared Adams – Flicker;  Alex Kristiansen – Shieldmaiden;  Steve Schwartz – Graft;  Kevin Tabachnick – Annabelle;  Devon Unrau – The Family Recipe.

The filmmakers will have three minutes to pitch their short film ideas to a judging panel of industry professionals in front of a live audience at the Gimli Theatre (74 2nd Ave, Gimli) on Saturday, July 25. The pitch competition is free and open to the public and will begin at 10:30 am and will be finished by noon. The winning filmmaker will receive $10,000 to make their film courtesy of RBC Emerging Artists Project, a mentorship with industry professionals from the National Screen Institute, a $1,000 gift certificate courtesy of William F. White and a premiere screening of their film at next year’s Gimli Film Festival.

The Gimli Film Festival runs July 22-26, showcasing features, documentaries and short films from Manitoba, Canada and the world that promise informative, fascinating and riveting entertainment. For real-time updates of GFF schedule and news alerts, as well as direct links to online ticketing and film descriptions and trailers download our free app!


Sonya Ballantyne won the 2014 RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition at Gimli Film Festival.

On Screen Manitoba leads the development of a dynamic media production industry that is recognized for its world-class creative and technical talent.

For more information on the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition please contact:
Amy Rebecca Harrison, Industry Communications Coordinator
On Screen Manitoba
Email: amy@onscreenmanitoba.com
Phone: (204) 927 5898