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What’s your favourite Made-in-Manitoba film?

Gimli Film Fest wants you to reach out with your favourite Manitoba films!

The Gimli International Film Festival (GFF) has announced Hindsight 2020: A Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective will take place during the 20th annual Festival in July 2020. GFF is asking members of the general public to reach out with their suggestions for their favourite Manitoba movies!

These cinematic suggestions could be anything from a well-known Manitoba classic, or something a bit more niche – all are welcome! What is your favourite made-in-Manitoba film? What projects do you think were exceptional, but lacked critical attention at the time they came out? What are your favourite hidden gems from Manitoba’s filmmaking history? GFF wants to know!

GFF’s 2020 Programming Team will be using your suggestions to curate Hindsight 2020: a Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective.  This retrospective series is part of The Manitoba Project – a multi-faceted project to celebrate GFF’s 20th anniversary and MB 150 – and will screen at our 20th annual Gimli International Film Festival, July 22 – 26, 2020. Special attention will be made to include and represent french-language cinema, work made by Indigenous and woman-identified filmmakers, and work from other minority communities that make up the cultural mosaic of Manitoba.

The project is funded by Manitoba 150Canada Council for the Artsthe Thomas Sill Foundationthe Manitoba Arts Council and supported by a variety of other community partners including the Winnipeg Film Group and Video Pool Media Arts Centre.

Anyone with suggestions is encouraged to reach out to our Special Projects Programmer by March 31st, 2020:

Scott Fitzpatrick
Special Projects Programmer
Gimli International Film Festival
204-642-7790 (office phone)

Hindsight 2020: A Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective

This series will screen at GFF 2020 and will provide an overview of Manitoba’s film history, through a diverse collection of short and feature films, all made-in-Manitoba. GFF is also looking to re-discover Manitoba films that may have been overlooked in the past, with special attention being paid to films from french-language filmmakers, Indigenous filmmakers and woman-identified filmmakers, and work from other minority communities across Manitoba.

As part of the Manitoba 150 official celebrations, GFF would like to recognize that the land we now call Manitoba has been home to many for far longer than 150 years. GFF is of course situated on Treaty 1 Territory, and the lands on which we hold our annual festival are those of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, as well as being the homeland of the Métis Nation. We hold this special project in the spirit of collaboration and reconciliation with the Indigenous peoples, and we encourage all local Indigenous filmmakers to please share their knowledge and ideas with us and participate in this project, helping us to redefine and reflect upon our collective history.

If you have any ideas or suggestions, please reach out to our programming team by March 31 st , 2020 at


Special Projects Programmer
Scott Fitzpatrick

The Manitoba Project has been generously funded by Manitoba 150, Canada Council for the Arts, the Thomas Sill Foundation, the Manitoba Arts Council 

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The Manitoba Project has been generously supported by our community partners The Winnipeg Film Group & Video Pool Media Arts Centre

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