Welcome Stacha!

A warm welcome to Gimli International Film Festival’s new Communications Coordinator, Stacha Penner!  Stacha (stay-shah) has been immersed in the arts for as long as she can remember. Dancing, singing, writing, painting – you name it. If it allowed Stacha to be creative, she was crazy about it. Eventually, she focused on classical ballet, graduating…

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New Name, New Logo, Same Festival!

GIFF 2022 announcement by Executive Director, Alan Wong With the expanded reach of virtual offerings these past two pandemic summers, the newly branded Gimli International Film Festival (GIFF) has truly tapped into a global audience. This change signifies a new era for Manitoba’s premiere film festival, which is also proudly the largest film festival in…

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Farewell from Festival Director Aaron Zeghers

Dear Friends, Filmmakers and Colleagues, On this – my final day as GFF’s Festival Director – I wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for your unwavering support of GFF over the past 8 years! This Festival of course means so much to me, and it is hard to imagine my life without being so intertwined with this penultimate summer event. …

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Drive-In Theatre Registration OPEN SOON

The RBC Sunset Drive-In Theatre has received the GREEN LIGHT and is now officially a GO, running July 21-25 at Pavilion Park in Gimli, MB! Drive out to our Drive-In Theatre for five epic nights of six independent movies and cult classics under the stars!

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GFF announces 2021 Film Lineup & Events!

GIMLI, MANITOBA  – June 24, 2021. Gimli Film Festival (GFF) is excited to officially announce its 2021 Film Lineup.  The 21st annual GFF is extending its runtime from 5 days to two weeks, with over 100 films streaming on GFF On Demand (fuelled by Red River Co-op), and through an all-new RBC Sunset Drive-In Theatre! The days…

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**JOB OPPORTUNITY** – Short Film Programmer

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!!! THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING!!!   Overview: The Short Film Programmer reports to the Festival Director and Senior Film Programmer and is responsible to preview all submitted short films as well as research, curate, coordinate and execute selection of all short film programming for the 21st annual Gimli Film Festival, July 21-25,…

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Thanks to our 2020 Star Donors!

THANKS TO OUR 2020 STAR DONORS! The past year has been full of uncertainties for Arts Organizations like the Gimli Film Festival.  Without the incredible and unwavering support of GFF’s 76 Star Donors listed below, GFF would have never been able to present one of the most comprehensive Online Film Festivals ever offered in Canada!…

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GFF Founder Janis Johnson appointed to Order of Canada

Congratulations are in order for the Gimli Film Festival’s Founder and Chair Janis Johnson, who has been appointed to the Order of Canada!  It was announced in late-November 2020 that the former Senator had been awarded the prestigious recognition “for her long-standing career in the public service, and for her contributions to Manitoba’s arts and…

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FM Youth poster banner - three young people (1 man, 2 women) sit on a curb in Winnipeg. Short in black and white.

Manitoba Movie Night #4 : FM YOUTH by Stéphane Oystryk

A screening of… FM YOUTH by Stéphane Oystryk 7PM, Sunday, Sept. 20 |  FREE on GFF’s Website & Facebook Page   Join GFF this Sunday, September 20th for a FREE online screening of Stéphane Oystryk’s seminal Franco-Manitoba-made ode to growing up in St. Boniface, FM YOUTH.  The screening starts at 7PM CDT and is available for free to anyone around the…

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