SUBMIT: Cinema Outside the Box

Marie-France Hollier and Doreen Girard perform at the 2018 GFF.

GFF is looking for projects that fit our special focus for 2019: Cinema Outside the Box

This 2019 theme seeks to push the boundaries of traditional, single-channel cinema. As such, GFF is seeking your expanded cinema performances, multi-media installations, multi-channel works, performance art and virtual reality projects!  Please email our programming team if you think you may have a project that fits this theme.

Thanks to our Cinema Outside the Box partners:  New Media Manitoba & Video Pool Media Arts Centre

**Please note that single-channel videos and films ARE NOT eligible for this category and will be disqualified.

New Media Manitoba Logo       Video Pool Logo 2019

To apply:

Email us directly with a project description, CV and technical requirements with the subject line “Cinema Outside of the Box” at

Deadline is April 15, 2019


Have a question about what Expanded Cinema is or if your project will qualify? Connect with us by email at

**Please note that single-channel videos and films ARE NOT eligible for this category and will be disqualified.

What to Expect at Gimli Film Festival:

The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) annually screens over 100 films, and in 2018 we saw our largest attendance ever, with over 12,400 filmgoers attending the Festival’s events.  In 2019, GFF will continue our spotlights on the best contemporary Canadian, Icelandic and International cinema.  We will also continue our focused series on Woman-driven Cinema, Social Justice Documentaries, Indigenous Perspectives and of course a strong focus on Manitoba-Made Cinema.

As an organization, the Gimli Film Fest is actively working to promote accessibility for all and inclusion that accurately represents our diverse culture.  We also are working hard to ensure our organization is employing an ethical business model, which includes proper treatment and payment of all staff and contributing artists, as well as being an active contributor to the local community and the greater Manitoba film community.

In addition to paying all filmmakers proper artist fees (either IMAA fees or fees dictated by film distributors), we also do our best to provide affordable film submission fees to encourage participation from low-income and marginalized communities.  If finances are prohibiting you from applying to our festival we encourage you to contact our programming team.

For questions, comments or concerns about the submission process, please contact our programming team at:

Check out our film submission guidelines here!