OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
7 – 10 pm | Wednesday, July 25
Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre, 94 First Ave.
Super Pass and Filmmaker Pass holders are invited to kick off our 18th annual Festival at this very special opening reception. Special thanks to our hospitality partners; Bergmann’s on Lombard for their delicious food, De Luca Fine Wines for their wine, and to Nonsuch Brewing Co., the Official Beer of Gimli Film Festival 2018!
7:30 – 9 pm | Thursday, July 19 & Thursday, July 26 | $5 to play
Ship and Plough Tavern | 42 Centre St.
Join us at the Official After Hours Hangout of GFF 2018 and put your cinematic knowledge to the test! All trivia fees go to support the Gimli Film Fest and GFF Passholders receive 10% off food for the duration of the festival. Check out live music Friday night, July 27th and bust out your favourite tune at Karaoke on Saturday night, July 28th!
MEDIA ARTS INSTALLATION
Wed, July 25 – Sun, July 29
FREE | Flatland Coffee Roasters | 40 Centre St.
Stop in at Flatland Coffee, try the Official Coffee of GFF 2018 and check out a media arts exhibit by local visual artist Meganelizabeth Diamond. In As Seen On TV, Diamond reclaims footage from her days of childhood stardom. Through the re-editing process, Diamond tells her own story from all angles as the director, actress and editor.
ABOVE THE LINE, a workshop with Rebecca Gibson
Noon – 2 pm | Fri, July 27 | Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre
$10 | FREE with a Filmmaker or Super Pass
This two-hour intensive workshop will leave participants ready to embark on their creative projects with a strong sense of how to accomplish them. Topics to be covered are script development, pitching, the casting process, budgeting, working with funders and broadcasters, distribution, working with actors and aligning with other artists to successfully collaborate.
DOC MANITOBA PRESENTS: DOC DAY AFTERNOON
12:30 – 7 pm | Friday, July 27
Lady of the Lake | Waterfront Centre, 94 1st Ave.
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) and DOC Manitoba are proud to present a selection of classic and dynamic documentaries by Manitoba-based filmmakers.
Check out the full list of films and purchase tickets, click here!
WOMEN IN VIEW PANEL DISCUSSION
5:30 pm | Friday, July 27
Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, 94 First Ave.
Join our Women In View panel which hosts an experienced group of woman filmmakers in a truly optimistic discussion about their lives, careers and the female-centric future of film. Moderated by Toronto-based organization Women in View, who will also be presenting the Manitoba launch of their MediaPLUS+ toolkit.
Panel moderator: Jill Golick, Executive Director, Women in View
• Ellen Vanstone, Writer
• Ása Hjörleifsdóttir, the Icelandic director of The Swan
• Elise Swerhone, NSI & 2018 Jack Clements “Livin’ the Dream” Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
• Rebecca Gibson, MB-based Actor/Director/Writer/Producer
RBC BEACH BOARDWALK
7:30 – 9:30 pm | Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28
FREE | Gimli Beach, Before the RBC Sunset Screenings
Join us for FREE fun: interactivities, free games for kids, free giveaways and a GFF table with 2018 merchandise & raffle tickets and more!
FILMMAKER MEET & GREET
5:30 – 7 pm | Saturday, July 27 | Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre
All Filmmaker Pass holders and attending filmmakers are invited to our Saturday night Filmmaker Meet & Greet. This year’s event features a home-cooked pickerel fish fry with coleslaw, fries and perogies from Gimli’s own Kiwanis Club! This complimentary buffet is generously provided courtesy of HUB International, insurance brokers for Manitoba’s film & television industry.
7 – 9 pm | Saturday, July 28 | Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre
Super & Filmmaker Pass holders, filmmakers, sponsors and volunteers are invited to join us for this very special reception. Check out our Awards & Contests here! Sponsored by Gled Vid Investment Company.
ROCK & ROLL MOVIE NIGHT
9 pm | Saturday, July 28 | Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre
Join our special Saturday night event – Rock & Roll Movie Night! – featuring Shooting Guns’ live soundtrack to Nosferatu (1922)! Read more here!
MOVIE MAGIC FOR KIDS FILM SCREENING
10 am | Sunday, July 29 | Lady of the Lake Theatre
Join us for the screening of films by aspiring young filmmakers involved in the Movie Magic Camp in Gimli with MTYP! With additional children’s films courtesy of the NFB.
BEST OF FEST SCREENING
8 pm | Sunday, July 29 | Gimli Theatre
Join us for a reprise screening of the film voted Best of Fest! Thanks to Winnipeg Outlet Collection for their support of this seminal award!