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June 18, 2015
18 Jun 2015

The 2015 Gimli Film Festival seeks volunteers for its 15th annual Festival July 22-26

RBC Day of Service volunteers present a cheque for $1,000 to GFF staff, at their new box office on Friday, June 12.

(Gimli, Manitoba; June 15, 2015) -­‐-­‐ The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) is considered by many to be Manitoba’s premier film industry event, offering a combination of amazing films, unique venues, and lakeside verve that keeps film fans flocking back.

Now in its fifteenth year, GFF is gearing up to once again transform the picturesque lakeshore community of Gimli into a film-lovers’ paradise for five days; on July 22-26 2015 the GFF comes to life! But this transformation can only take place with the hard work of volunteers, who are the drive behind the festival.

“We need lively volunteers to help make our Festival a success,” said Emily Lair, Logistics and Volunteer Coordinator for the 2015 Gimli Film Festival. “Our volunteers will be involved at our box office, indoor screenings, free beach screenings, and hospitality events.”

Lair stressed that volunteering at the Gimli Film Festival is truly an experience like no other, having been intimately involved with the behind-the-scenes workings of the festival herself since the tender age of fourteen. “Being a GFF volunteer formed an unforgettable part of my own childhood memories,” said Lair, “and until you’ve sat in the sand and watched a movie, you haven’t experienced Gimli or the GFF!”

Volunteer benefits include flexible hours, access to films and Festival events, a volunteer T-Shirt and hospitality. The 2015 Gimli Film Festival will be showcasing 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.

boxoffice1This year, the GFF also has a new box office location at 77B First Avenue in Gimli, Manitoba, which will double as volunteer headquarters for the duration of the festival. Recently GFF sponsor RBC donated a Day of Service —with RBC employees mopping floors, scrubbing windows, and lining the walls with film posters—to help redesign the retail space into the official 2015 GFF Box Office.

“Today we’re here for RBC, doing whatever we can to make this a great-looking box office,” smiled Michelle Aitkenhead, RBC employee and Development Chair for GFF. “Volunteering is the best way to experience the Festival! And with this being our fifteenth anniversary, THIS is the year you want to volunteer for Gimli Film Festival—it’s going to be big! Very, very big.”

If you are interested in volunteering for the Gimli Film Festival, call the Festival office at 204-642-8846 or visit our website at

Visit for the most up-­‐to-­‐date information on everything you need to know about the Festival! Our shiny new GFF APP is available after June 17 – download and enter to win a GFF Film Pass!

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Marlene Ness – Communications Coordinator

P.O. Box 1225, Suite 100 – 94 1st Ave. Waterfront Centre
Gimli, Manitoba R0C 1B0
Mobile: (204) 971-0039
Phone: (204) 642-8846 (Festival Office)

“See you under the stars July 22-26, 2015 for the 15th edition of GFF!”

May 15, 2015
15 May 2015

2015 Volunteer Registration Now Open!



Registration is now open to all who are interested. GFF volunteers are an enthusiastic bunch. Join our team and receive free tickets to great films, access to Festival events and more!

Volunteer Information

Register here


May 14, 2015
14 May 2015

Congratulations to students at Gimli High School.


Congratulations to BAZA Productions and LEA Productions, for winning the Gimli Film Festival Winter Short Film Competition. This project is a partnership with Gimli Ice Festival, Gimli High School and Gimli Film Festival to introduce students to the art of film making while collecting historical footage of the Gimli Ice Festival. The winning teams received a merchandise package and shared $400 of prize money PLUS the two films will be premiered at the 2015 Gimli Film Festival, July 22 – 26.

May 8, 2015
08 May 2015

Be part of the 2015 GFF staff team!


Do you believe in the power of film? Are you media savvy? Do you live on social media? Are you experienced in writing & producing marketing materials?

Gimli Film Festival is looking for a Communications Coordinator to manage the marketing and public relations for the 2015 Festival. This contract position will focus on all communication avenues needed to successfully connect with the media and our film fans.

Please send your resume to by May 15th to with the subject line:Communications Coordinator.

You could be part of a dynamic results-orientated team. Only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. Preference may be given to Gimli area candidates. We thank all who apply.

April 22, 2015
22 Apr 2015

Three months to the 15th edition of GFF!

Mark you calendars! July 22 is opening night of the 2015 GFF. See you under the stars.


April 14, 2015
14 Apr 2015

Looking for a summer job? You could be part of the 2015 GFF team!

The Gimli Film Festival is looking for a dynamic young professional to fill the position of Volunteer and Sponsorship Coordinator through the Canada Summer Jobs program. The successful candidate will work closely with the Festival Director, Marketing Manager and Film Programmer to coordinate the participation of Festival sponsors and volunteers for the 2015 GFF. The position will give the successful candidate invaluable experience in volunteer management, sponsorship coordination and stakeholder relations.

This summer position is from early May to mid Aug, 2015 for a total of 560 hrs at $15/hr.

Applicants should be studying in one of the following post-secondary programs or have experience in the following areas plus must be a returning full time student in September:
volunteer coordination, event management, recreation, communications/marketing or business/administrative management.

The successful candidate will be required to work daily in Gimli and will be responsible for securing their own accommodation in the area. Preference will be given to candidates who have lived or summer in Gimli or surrounding area.

Please submit your resume by 5 pm, Wednesday, April 22to with the subject line:
Resume – Volunteer and Sponsorship Coordinator.

Only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. We thank all who apply.

April 14, 2015
14 Apr 2015

Call for film submissions closes tomorrow April 15, 2015.

2015 Gimli Film Festival call for film submissions closes tomorrow April 15, 2015. GFF accepts feature length fiction and documentary films from Canada and around the world as well as Canadian short films.

Submit your film now.

Join us July 22 – 26 in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada as we celebrate 15 sunsational years.

February 12, 2011
12 Feb 2011

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December 28, 2010
28 Dec 2010

Three months to the 15th edition of GFF!


Mark you calendars! July 22 is opening night of the 2015 GFF. See you under the stars.