The Gimli Film Festival is excited to welcome Miranda Moroz to the GFF Team as we enter our 20th annual Festival, this July 22 to 26, 2020!
Miranda – a filmmaker and the current Executive Director of the UWpg Film Festival – will be replacing Cleo Curtis as the Communications & Event Planning Manager. Miranda joins our returning programming staff – David Knipe (Feature Fiction Films), Vivian Belik (Documentary Feature Films) and Steph Berrington (Short Films) – alongside Festival Director Aaron Zeghers.
Miranda will also be leading plans for this year’s Future is Female* Mentorship Program, as well as an additional Future is Female* Winter Filmmaker Retreat, taking place in March 2020. In 2019, over 55 participants traveled to Gimli for the 2nd annual Future is Female* Mentorship Program, which provides free access to training, mentorship and woman-driven film screenings and events, in an effort to increase gender parity in the film community. Over half of the films that screened at GFF 2019 were directed by women, which is in line with GFF’s mandate to screening 40-60% films directed or written by women going forward.
Miranda has an extensive background working for non-profit organizations in the arts and cultural industries. She co-founded I.O.U. Video Festival which ran for two successful years between 2017 and 2018. Moroz is also one of the producers that began The Manitoba Mystery Co., a non-profit production company which develops local true crime stories from Manitoba’s past in the form of theatrical productions, film productions and radio plays.