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GFF Launches “The Manitoba Project”

The Gimli Film Festival announced today that it will celebrate its 20th anniversary by launching “The Manitoba Project”, a year-long special project focused on engaging Manitoba filmmakers and the general public by exploring the province’s history through the cinematic arts. GFF’s 20th anniversary coincides with Manitoba’s 150th celebration in 2020. Part of this project will…

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Top 10 GFF 2019

This is a list of the TOP 10 FILMS as chosen by the Gimli Film Festival’s audience in 2019!  Congratulations to all of the filmmakers listed below, and thank you dearly for contributing your work to this year’s Gimli Film Festival!  To browse all of the incredible films from GFF’s 2019 Line-up, also check out our…

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GFF 2019 Best of Fest – Audience Choice & Grand Jury Prize

GFF Audience Audience Choice: GFF pleased to present 2019’s Best of Fest – Audience Choice award presented by Outlet Collection Winnipeg to nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (dir. Tasha Hubbard)! GFF film fans ranked this film the highest at this year’s Festival! The winner of this year’s Audience Choice Award was not only loved by GFF audiences, but…

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Penny Lane’s Masterclass – Rescheduled

Due to a delayed flight, Penny Lane’s Masterclass “Strategies of Appropriation” is delayed until Saturday. Penny was originally scheduled to present a Masterclass today on Friday at 7:30 p.m., but due to a delayed flight this event is now rescheduled for Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the same venue, Johnson Hall (5th Floor,…

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Review: The Goose

This review is provided by Madeline Bogoch from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: The Goose dir. Mike Maryniuk 2018 | Manitoba |  68 mins | PG *Filmmaker in attendance! Director Mike Maryniuk’s new experimental feature The Goose opens with the visual of a hypnotically spiralling mosquito coil. This image sets the stage…

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Review: El Toro

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: El Toro dir. Danielle Sturk 2018 | Manitoba | 44 mins | G Once upon a time in St. Boniface, Manitoba, a family went bankrupt and opened up a truck stop diner to recoup…

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Review: A Colony

This review is provided by Elena Sturk Lussier from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow her on Instagram at @elenasturklussier REVIEW: A Colony (Une colonie) dir. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles 2018 | Canada | 102 mins   A Colony (Une colonie), the honest, raw, funny, and heartbreaking first feature film by Canadian director Geneviève…

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PART 3 | Cinema Outside the Box !

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Gimli Film Fest 2019 PART 3 | Cinema Outside the Box & More! by Festival Director Aaron Zeghers In Part 1 we discussed some of the incredible guests coming to GFF 2019, and in Part 2 we previewed what I think is perhaps the most truly International…

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Top 10 Things to Do at GFF 2019

There’s over 130 films, masterclasses, competitions, installations, a special Saturday night party and a workshop. We know what you’re thinking, how do you decide what to see? Well, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Things you definitely don’t want to miss at #GFF2019. Let it be your guide!   Opening Night Films You want to start…

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Review: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly  from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up dir. Tasha Hubbard 2019 | Canada | 98 min. The day his mother went into labour she was dressed as a witch, her face painted green. He was…

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