How to Festival

GFF – A Unique Experience

No other film festival on earth can boast the same ambiance as the GFF, featuring the best in Canadian and international film on an 11-metre, beach front screen rising out of Lake Winnipeg. The RBC Sunset Screenings are always free, as are the added attractions of northern lights and spectacular stars (on the screen and in the sky)!  The 5 indoor venues are within easy walking distance of each other, and showcase the absolute best in features, docs and shorts from Canada and around the world.

Outdoor Beach Screenings – What to Bring

The RBC Sunset Screenings start after sunset, but it’s a good idea to arrive early. Most importantly, bring your friends and family, along with a blanket and (low) chairs. A little bug stuff might not hurt, either.

For more info about the RBC Sunset Screenings click here.

New 2015, join us earlier on Gimli Beach for the RBC Beach Boardwalk, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening for activities, displays, music and fun!

Indoor Venues

You’ll be happy to hear that all the indoor venues are air-conditioned. Bring your passes and/or film tickets, along with your Festival program, and arrive in plenty of time.

Ensure you have a seat at your favourite film!

Individual tickets: 50% of film tickets can be individually pre-purchased or ordered with your pass in July. Watch this page for dates when individual tickets are on sale and for information and links to order your film tickets.

  • Tickets must be ordered/purchased by 5 pm, the day before the screening.
  • For pass holders, you must show your pass with your ticket to enter theatre.
  • No sharing of passes as your pass will have your picture on it!
  • Pass holders line up with ticket buyers – first come, first served.
  • Please be seated 15 mins before show time. We will fill all seats if you are a no show or late.

Rush seating for the casual GFF film fan!

Minimum of 50% of film tickets are on sale at door or for pass holders as walk ups.

  • Once ticket holders are seated, walk up ticket sales will begin.
  • We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before film screening to get a good spot in line.

Single tickets at the door are $10 each – cash only unless otherwise posted.

Where do I get my Festival passes, GFF program or tickets?

Passes go on sale in mid-June. Check back here for updates.

Passes can also be purchased by phone 204.642.8846 or drop by GFF office weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm until July 10, Suite 101 – 94 1st Street in the Waterfront Centre, Gimli.

For 2015, the Gimli Film Festival box office is located at the 77B First Avenue in Gimli, Manitoba.

The GFF Box office will be open July 1 in it’s new home on weekends and holidays from noon – 4 pm.

As of July 13 until July 26, the box office will be open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.


There are three types of passes available and quantities are limited.

  • Super Pass  – $100

Access to all films plus the 3 hospitality events. Only 100 Super Passes available.

  • Film Pass –  $75

Access to all films. Only 150 Film Passes available.

  • Filmmakers Pass  – $75

Access to all films and filmmakers networking events. Only 50 Industry Passes available.

Are the films rated?

Yes, the films are rated by the Manitoba Film Classification Board. If there isn’t a rating in this program, there will be one available at the screening.