Manitoba Film Series


As always, the Gimli Film Festival is proud to present the best in Manitoba-made cinema from the past year!  Check out a whopping total of 67 Manitoba-made films as part of the 2018 Gimli Film Fest!

A Song for John Ramsay

dir. Andy Blicq in attendance!
Manitoba | 2017 | 29 min | PG
Indigenous songwriter William Prince is challenged to create a song celebrating an Indigenous man named John Ramsay who faced tragedy while helping Icelandic settlers survive.
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Aboard the Namao

dir. Cam Patterson in attendance!
Manitoba | 2018 | 46 min | G
*World Premiere!
Filmmaker Cam Patterson can’t stand on the beach and worry about the state of Lake Winnipeg any longer. The media is calling the lake a lost cause. The only way to see for himself and to show the world the massive algae blooms he’s only heard about, is to board the Namao, taking us with him.
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dir. Guy Maddin in attendance!
Manitoba | 1990 | 1 h 30 m | 14A
*plays with The Heart of the World, dir. Guy Maddin | 6 min
An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago.
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dir. John Barnard in attendance!
Manitoba | 2018 | 1 h 20 m | PG
*Western Canadian premiere!
Randy Bachman reached rock royalty status decades ago. Now in his 70s, he’s still takin’ care of business: performing, working with young artists and hosting a radio show. In his life Bachman eschewed the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle of his contemporaries to focus on his craft.
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Before Anything You Say

dir. Shelagh Carter in attendance!
Manitoba | 2017 | 1 h 1 m | PG
*Canadian premiere!
Married couple Isobel and Jack work through hurt feelings and misunderstanding as they attempt to reconcile their lives and love in Paris after Jack announces his intent to pursue a job opportunity that would take him to Bangkok for five years.
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From Seed to Seed

dir. Katharina Stieffenhofer in attendance!
Manitoba | 2017 | 1 h 26 m | G

When Terry and Monique left the opera to pursue their true passion – small-scale, farming – their story of community and resilience took center stage. We follow their young family and a diverse group of farmers and scientists as they blend age old traditions with cutting edge science to develop improved methods for growing food ecologically and in a changing climate. A hopeful story and Canadian perspective on a global social movement that regenerates the land, farming and communities to grow a healthier and truly sustainable future for all of us.

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Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group

dir. Kevin Nikkel & Dave Barber | Dave Barber in attendance!
Manitoba | 2017 | 1 h 20 m | 14A
Tales from The Winnipeg Film Group is the explosive story of how a stubborn band of independent filmmakers started a film co-operative that became the most highly respected film centre in Canada.
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