How to Festival

GFF – A Unique Experience

The Gimli Film Festival features the best in Canadian and international cinema over five days in July! Our four indoor venues are within walking distance of each other, and showcase the absolute best in feature films, documentaries and short films from Canada and around the world. Our 11 metre beach screen provides a truly unique screening experience of a classic film on Gimli Beach! The RBC Sunset Beach Screenings are always free, as are the added attractions of northern lights and spectacular stars (on the screen and in the sky)!

In between screenings, get to know Gimli! Check out Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Best Things to Do in Gimli!


GFF 2018 Beach Screening on Gimli Beach

RBC Sunset Beach Screenings – What to Bring

The RBC Sunset Beach Screenings start after sunset, but it’s a good idea to arrive early. Most importantly, bring your friends and family, along with a blanket and (low) chairs. A little bug stuff might not hurt, either.

Join us earlier on Gimli Beach for the RBC Beach Boardwalk, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evening for free family-fun activities, music and displays!



Gimli Theatre Sign

Indoor Venues

GFF screens over 100 of the best films from Manitoba, Canada and around-the-world throughout the Festival’s five days. The Festival kicks off with our Opening Night Films on Wednesday evening. Then screenings run 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday to Sunday at our four indoor venues.

You’ll be happy to hear that all indoor venues are air-conditioned.



Two people asking for tickets to a screening at the Gimli Theatre

Festival Passes &
Individual Tickets

To Festival, you can purchase a Festival Pass that provides you access to all screenings and special events depending on what pass you purchase. Purchase your pass here!

Pass holders can reserve tickets to screenings once individual tickets go on sale to guarantee their seat at screenings. Pass holders can also use their pass in the rush seating line to see screenings they haven’t pre-reserved tickets for.


Not interested in a Festival Pass? Festival goers can purchase individual tickets to screenings once the program has been released in June. Individual tickets can be purchased online or at the GFF Box Office. Festival goers can also show up at the screening venue without a ticket and wait in the rush seating line. They can pay in cash at the venue to see the screening. Rush seating is subject to capacity. We suggest if you don’t have a ticket to a screening showing up 30-15 minutes at the venue prior to the start of the screening you want to see.



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      Our Open Call for Submissions for 2020 will go live on December 1st, 2019, so please check back at that time!



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