10 am | Sat, July 27
FREE | Gimli Theatre, 72 Second Ave
Emerging MB-based filmmakers with an idea for a short dramatic film are invited to compete for $10,000 courtesy of RBC, in-kind services from William F. White International Inc. and mentorship from the National Screen Institute.
Join us Saturday morning as five finalists present their pitches to our jury, organized by On Screen Manitoba. The event kicks off at 10 am with the World Premiere of Palm House (Eternal Youth) by Erika Ulrich, our 2018 RBC Pitch Winner.
ADELINE BIRD – Rooted In Magic
EVAN FRIESEN – Choppy Waters
ELI MATILDA RIDLEY – shakingwakingnightmare.
MATTHEW VAN GINKEL – First Session
RITVICK MEHRA – One
Congrats to Matthew van Ginkel this year’s winner for his film, First Session!
MANITOBA SHORT FILM AWARDS!
Manitoba Short Films in Competition
12:30 pm | Sat, July 27 | Gimli Theatre
Join us at the Manitoba Shorts in Competition screening for the presentation of three special awards for excellence in Manitoban short filmmaking including:
- Manitoba Short Film Audience Choice Award, presented by Manitoba Film & Music
Winner: Charlene Moore – When the Children Left
- Special Jury Prize, Best Manitoba Short Film, presented by the Gimli Film Festival
Winner: Anita Lebeau – Face|Time
3 pm | Sat, July 27 | Gimli Theatre
Join us for the World Premiere of 18 brand new Manitoba-made films, all produced in just 48 short hours! Participants are tasked to write, shoot, edit, score and complete an original short film in just two days! Awards and prizes presented live at the screening, plus you are invited to cast your vote for the Audience Choice Award. Huge thanks to the Winnipeg Film Group for organizing this annual challenge!
2019 GFF AWARDS RECEPTION
7 PM | Sat, July 27 | Johnson Hall, 5th Floor Waterfront Centre
The Alda Award – Wendy Crewson (in attendance)
Join us in congratulating Wendy Crewson in recognition of her incredible and illustrious acting career in film and television both in Canada and the United States.
The Jack Clements “Livin’ The Dream Award” – Carole Vivier (in attendance)
For her long-standing and tireless work in ensuring the future of Manitoba’s film industry, we are proud to announce that Carole Vivier is the winner of the Jack Clements Award in 2019.
ACTRA Awards for Best Female Performer & Best Male Performer
Join ACTRA Manitoba in celebrating our best local actors with these live award announcements honouring two of the year’s best actors!
Winner Best Male Performance: Adam Brooks – Chowboys: An American Folk Tale
Winner Best Female Performance: Nancy Sorel – Platypus.
Best Canadian Feature Film Award
This prestigious new award for GFF’s Best Canadian Feature Film has been made possible in 2019 by a generous donation made by Al Shell!
Winner – When the Storm Fades (dir. Sean Devlin)
Indigenous Spirit Award
New this year, APTN presents the Indigenous Spirit Award, for outstanding achievement by an Indigenous filmmaker screening at GFF 2019. The award will be announced live at our Awards Reception by an APTN representative!
Winner – Charlene Moore (dir. When the Children Left)
Best Manitoban Director Award
This annual award – sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada – goes to the most deserving Manitoba director screening work at our 2019 Festival. This year’s nominees are Jesse Green & Vanda Fleury-Green (Urban Eclipse), Mike Maryniuk (The Goose), and Danielle Sturk (El Toro)— Presented by the DGC!
Winner: Mike Maryniuk (dir. The Goose)
Best Canadian Short Film
GFF presented an award for Best Canadian Short Film.
Winner: Veslemøy’s Song dir. Sofia Bohdanowicz
Best International Short Film
GFF presented an award for Best International Short Film.
Winner: Excess Will Save Us dir. Morgane DZiurla-Petit
BEST OF FEST – AUDIENCE CHOICE – ENCORE SCREENING
5:30 PM | Sun, July 28 | Gimli Theatre
Join us for a reprise screening of the film voted Best of Fest! Thanks to Outlet Collection Winnipeg for their support of this seminal award! More details on the Audience Choice “Best of Fest”
Winner: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (dir. Tasha Hubbard)
BEST OF FEST – GRAND JURY PRIZE – ENCORE SCREENING
8:00 PM | Sun, July 28 | Aspire Theatre
Join us for a reprise screening of the winner of GFF’s Grand Jury Prize, as chosen by our Programming Committee.
Winner: Midnight Family (dir. Luke Lorentzen)
Honourable Mention: For Sama (dir.Waad Al–Kataeb & Edward Watts)