Free Stuff!


10pm | Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29

RBC Sunset Screenings on the Beach!

Join us for cult hits and classic flicks on the beach, every night at 10 pm! As always, our films are ABSOLUTELY FREE at the RBC Sunset Screenings on Gimli Beach.  Find this location on Google Maps!

Note: Rain venue is Dr. George Johnson Middle School, 53 Third Ave @ Keenora Dr.  Please watch GFF website, social media and APP for updates. Signs will also be posted at the beach and GFF box office by 7 pm if the screening is moved to the school.


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Wed, July 25 | A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN | 1992 | 128 m | PG

Thurs, July 26 | PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE | 1974 | 92 m | PG

Fri, July 27 | DAZED AND CONFUSED | 1993 | 102 m | 14A

Fri, July 27 at Midnight | THE BIG LEBOWSKI | 1998 | 117 m | 18A

Sat, July 28 | STAND BY ME | 1989 | 86 m | PG

Sun, July 29 | THE GREAT OUTDOORS | 1988 | 91 m | PG



7:30pm – 9:30pm | Fri, July 27 & Sat, July 28

RBC Beach Boardwalk

FREE | Gimli Beach, Before the RBC Sunset Screenings

Leading up to our nightly beach films, join us for FREE fun on the beach including interactive activities, free games for kids, free giveaways and a GFF table with 2018 merchandise & raffle tickets and more!  Find this location on Google Maps!


12:30pm – 8pm | July 26, 27 & 28

Gimli Commons & Park

Enjoy an outdoor lunch and some special displays and activities at the Gimli Commons.  Pick a shady spot in the park for your picnic, and check out some special activities in this space, including the RBC Mobile Truck.  Find this location on Google Maps!


10 am | Sat, July 28


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 If It Ain’t Got by Miles Crossman and Nicola Baldwin, our 2017 RBC Pitch Winners.

2018 Finalists:
Josh Benoit – Melaleuca 
Sage Daniels – Broken Glass
Frances Koncan – Trick or Treaty
Ryan Steel – Louis ‘David’ Riel
Erika Ulrich – Palm House (Eternal Youth)


5:30pm | Friday, July 27

Women in View Panel Discussion

Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, 94 First Ave.

Join our Women In View panel which hosts an experienced group of woman filmmakers in a truly optimistic discussion about their lives, careers and the female-centric future of film. Moderated by Toronto-based organization Women in View, who will also be presenting the Manitoba launch of their MediaPLUS+ toolkit.

Panel moderator: Jill Golick, Executive Director, Women in View

• Ellen Vanstone, Writer
• Ása Hjörleifsdóttir, the Icelandic director of The Swan
• Elise Swerhone, NSI & 2018 Jack Clements “Livin’ the Dream” Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
• Rebecca Gibson, MB-based Actor/Director/Writer/Producer

Wed, July 25 – Sun, July 29

Media Arts Installation

Flatland Coffee Roasters | 40 Centre St.

Stop in at Flatland Coffee, try the Official Coffee of GFF 2018 and check out a media arts exhibit by local visual artist Meganelizabeth Diamond. In As Seen On TV, Diamond reclaims footage from her days of childhood stardom. Through the re-editing process, Diamond tells her own story from all angles as the director, actress and editor.

7:30 – 9pm | Wednesday, July 25 to Sunday, July 29

After Hours Hangouts

Ship and Plough Tavern | 42 Centre St.

Join us at the Official After Hours Hangout of GFF 2018 for an entire week of free evening events including Trivia Night on Thursday ($5 to play), live music Friday night and Karaoke on Saturday night, July 28th!  Passholders get an additional 10% off food!