Hindsight 2020: Manitoba Film Retrospective

Hindsight 2020: A Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective

As part of The Manitoba Project, the Gimli Film Festival (GFF) is excited to announce Hindsight 2020, a Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective that celebrates Manitoba’s accomplishments in filmmaking over the years. GFF is encouraging public to reach out with suggestions for this important look back through Manitoba’s filmmaking history!

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 Indigenous communities or other communities of colour, as well as by woman-identified filmmakers and creatives.

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 participate in this project, helping us to define and reflect on our collective history.

And so in a spirit of collaboration and openness, GFF is asking for your suggestions for our Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective! What is your favourite made-in-Manitoba film? What projects do you think were exceptional, but lacked attention at the time they came out? What are your favourite hidden gems from Manitoba’s filmmaking history? GFF wants to know!

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


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 Winnipeg Foundation, and 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, ACTRA Manitoba & IATSE 856

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