We’re counting down!…to the 2016 Gimli Film Fesitval
Wednesday, July 20th, is opening night at the 16th Annual Gimli Film Festival! This year, we’ll be featuring both an outdoor beach film AND an indoor screening on the Wednesday night, to kick off our exciting 2016 lineup.
In this emotionally-layered journey, an unemployed gambler takes his estranged teenage daughter on a dangerous road trip up to Churchill, MB to show her the magnificent Northern Lights before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. With a volatile bookie in hot pursuit, Jonah (Jonas Chernick) and his daughter Aurora are forced to finally confront each other, their tragic pasts, and their respective love of poker and weed.
Of special note: Borealis will have a second indoor screening on the Friday evening of GFF, with writer/producer/actor Jonas Chernick in attendance at the film; as well, Chernick will be offering an acting workshop on the Friday during the day of the festival. (-details and registration to be released soon!)
Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Best Narrative Feature at the Hampton’s Film Festival, RAMS is a film that straddles the line between absurdity and tragedy.
Icelander Grímur Hákonarson directed this stunningly shot drama, which focuses on two Icelandic sheep farmers whose decades-long feud comes to a head when disaster strikes their flocks. In a secluded valley, estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending to their prized ancestral sheep stock, despite not having spoken in 40 years. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi’s sheep, all the animals in the area are culled to contain the outbreak, with many farmers abandoning their land. However, these brothers don’t give up so easily! Each tries to stave off the disaster in his own fashion: Kiddi by using his rifle, and Gummi by using his wits. As authorities close in, the brothers must unite to save their special breed -and themselves- from extinction.
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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!!
The Board of Directors, headed by Chair 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 hot, sunny & sensational!!
Check out a number of free events throughout Gimli. GFF presents the free film screening of:
Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit
9:45 pm – 10:45 pm, Sat., Sept 26
Lady of The Lake Theatre
NIHM, Waterfront Centre
#108 94-1st Ave., Gimli
Family man. Escape artist. Bank robber. Ken Leishman: The Flying Bandit tells the amazing story of the man who masterminded both the biggest gold heist and the biggest jailbreak in Canadian history. A 1960’s character who became a Canadian folk hero.
2005 | Documentary | 60 mins
Director & Co-Script Writer: Norma Bailey – Gimli Filmmaker
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Following the announcement that Leona Johnson will resign as Festival Director of the Gimli Film Festival, Chair Janis Johnson and the Board of the Gimli Film Festival are conducting a search for a new Festival Director, who will oversee operations and ensure that the policies and strategic plans of the Board are implemented.
The responsibilities of the Festival Director are listed below. Interested parties are invited to send their resume by September 30, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 15th Annual Gimli Film Festival was a memorable five-day Festival. The rain showers on Thursday did not dampen the spirits of film goers as indoor attendance hit an all-time high of 3926 throughout the Festival. Hot, humid weather dominated the last three days of this year’s Festival, causing the total beach attendance at the RBC Sunset Screenings to swell to over 6,000 people. When a rain storm hit the beach halfway through Sunday’s film, Dr. Strangelove, it resulted in a record breaking tear down. In total, over 10,100 attended this year’s dynamic lineup of films and events.
Most Talked-About Films at the Festival
A number of indoor films attracted very large crowds.
Best of Fest is based on ticket sales, sell outs, and buzz around Festival! An encore screening of one of the Festival’s most popular film will be offered on the last day of Festival… this year it’s Amy!
This year’s was a close race between the documentaries “Iris” and “Amy”…. documentaries about two very different women, each distinct & talented, who touched thousands of people in their own way.
Amy starts at Gimli Theatre at 7:30pm Sunday, July 26.