Backyard Cinema Contest

GFF is bringing the movies to your backyard with the new BACKYARD CINEMA CONTEST thanks to our long-time partner RBC! One lucky winner each week will be able to experience GFF’s 2020 film lineup via an outdoor movie experience. This experience includes a free backyard movie screening by Bulldog Music, a free pass to GFF…

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Gimli Film Fest Announces 2020 Lineup

The Gimli Film Festival will announced its 2020 lineup today, June 30, via a live streamed press conference on GFF’s Facebook Page at 12:00 p.m. CDT. This year, the Gimli Film Festival is celebrating its 20th-anniversary exclusively online, and is poised to be the most comprehensive online film festival ever offered in Canada when it goes live, July…

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Meet the GFF 2020 Programming Committee

Gimli Film Festival 2020 is ONLINE and on the way! Tickets are on sale now for this year’s July 22-26 festival and you can find them here. Before we dive into GFF’s 20th-anniversary fest, we are gearing up to announce the 2020 lineup. This year’s outstanding Programming Committee is made up of Leslie Supnet, Norma…

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A Look into The Winnipeg Brutalist Manifesto

In celebration of Gimli Film Festival’s brand new Manitoba Movie Night, we’re taking a look at Winnipeg filmmaker’s Ryan McKenna’s The Winnipeg Brutalist Manifesto.  McKenna co-wrote this love/hate memo with his fellow Winnipeg-Montreal transplant and editor Matthew Rankin. The manifesto is a great way to set the tone for McKenna’s seminal film The First Winter which…

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RBC Pitch Winner Mathew van Ginkle.

Advice from a Pro – 2019 RBC Pitch Winner shares his experience!

Last year’s RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition winner, Matthew van Ginkel, shares his experience preparing and pitching.   Matthew has finished his film First Session which will premiere online during the 2020 Festival! He answered a few of our questions for anyone considering submitting a pitch to this year’s competition. Submissions are open until…

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Gimli Film Festival goes online.

Gimli Film Fest goes ONLINE!

Lights! Camera! Login!  Today, the Gimli Film Festival (GFF) announced it is moving Manitoba’s largest film festival ONLINE, in response to COVID-19. The 20th annual GFF will be more widely available than ever, with its regular programming of over 130 films available to audiences across Canada and the entire world via two digital platforms: GFF…

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Welcome to the 2020 GFF Team!

We’re gearing up to announce some big news for this year’s Gimli Film Festival, and we’re thrilled to announce two lovely additions to our 2020 GFF Team! We would like to welcome Henning Frederik Malz as GFF’s Logistics Manager and Amanda Emms as our Communications Manager. These two are working remotely and closely together to…

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GFF announces creation of Manitoba Home Movie Archive!

GFF announces creation of Manitoba Home Movie Archive! Manitobans invited to register for free digital transfers of their home movies shot in Manitoba! The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) announced today that it is launching a brand new Manitoba Home Movie Archive, a special project in celebration of the Gimli Film Festival’s 20th anniversary and Manitoba 150. Stuck at…

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What’s your favourite Made-in-Manitoba film?

Gimli Film Fest wants you to reach out with your favourite Manitoba films! The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) has announced Hindsight 2020: A Made-in-Manitoba Film Retrospective will take place during the 20th annual Festival in July 2020. GFF is asking members of the general public to reach out with their suggestions for their favourite Manitoba movies! These cinematic…

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GFF Announces Funding for 11 Local Filmmakers

In celebration of 20 years of GFF and Manitoba’s 150th, 11 local filmmakers receive funding to reflect on Manitoba’s past, present and future. The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) announced today that they have commissioned 11 Manitoba filmmakers to make new films that celebrate, reflect upon and reconcile Manitoba’s history and collective identity!  The funding is just…

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