GFF 2018 - Film Fans outside of the Gimli Theatre

Day 12 – 12 Days of Giving

We did it –we’re here! It’s Day 12 of the 12 Days of Giving and first of all, we’re thankful you came along for this journey and second, today we’re celebrating our amazing volunteers and you –the audience! Where would we be without the 12,400 of you that showed up to the shores of Gimli […]

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Audience watches a screen

Day 11- 12 Days of Giving

On Day 11 (only one more day to go!) we thank the filmmakers. Thank you for sharing your work with us. We believe cinema has the power to inspire change. At the 2018 Festival, we were honoured to host Manitoba filmmakers as well as out-of-province filmmakers. This year, 63 Manitoba filmmakers attended the Festival! And special […]

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The moon over Gimli Beach

Day 10 – 12 Days of Giving

Wow, it’s Day 10!! There are so many people that come together to make GFF happen. Today, we thank our donors –our stars! Thank you for believing in our vision and supporting the largest film festival in Manitoba. These donors help keep ticket prices low, paying fair wages to local and Canadian filmmakers and much, […]

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GFF 2018 - Erica Daniels

Day 9 – 12 Days of Giving

It is our job to bring you the best in cinema from Manitoba, Canada and around-the-world! Today on Day 9, we celebrate our award winners and award sponsors, our diverse film series and their sponsors, our special events and the supporters who make them happen! Awards: We handed out 8 awards (with two new additions […]

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GFF 2018 Lutheran Church - Audience outside of venue entering front door

Day 8 – 12 Days of Giving

Only four more days of the 12 Days of Giving and today we’re thanking our hometown heroes! The local community drives our Festival and we are so lucky to have so many community supporters on board. These sponsors are our theatre and special event hosts along with our venue partners. Thank you to the New […]

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GFF 2018 - Future is Female* Mentorship Program participants on the bus

Day 7 – 12 Days of Giving

We’re heading into the home stretch! On Day 7 of the 12 Days of Giving, we’re celebrating the Future is Female* Mentorship Program and Future is Female* Film Series! The film series and mentorship program were part of our initiatives to bolster women-driven cinema at the 2018 Festival. Local production companies united to support this […]

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GFF 2018 -Patrons sport glow-in-the-dark glasses

Day 6 – 12 Days of Giving

Hello Day 6! We’re halfway on this journey together and what a fun day to celebrate our design and media sponsors. They are the sponsors that help us spread the exciting news about the Festival! This year, GFF was featured in over 30 media articles and stories! Thanks to our media sponsors Express Weekly, UMFM, […]

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GFF 2018 - Beach Screen at dusk

Day 5 – 12 Days of Giving

Welcome to Day 5! We’ve already celebrated so many of our generous supporters and we’re not even half way through yet. Today, we celebrate our supporters of the Festival! This list of supporters touches every aspect of the Festival from hospitality to administration, without these sponsors we couldn’t grow into the largest rural film festival […]

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GFF 2018 - Manitoba Shorts In Competition Filmmakers

Day 4 – 12 Days of Giving

It’s Day 4 and it’s a special day to send out a heartfelt thanks to our local and national film community! The support from the industry fuels us and we are so lucky to showcase and celebrate Manitoba’s talent. It’s amazing to unite local production companies and national organizations for our Festival’s five days. Thank […]

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GFF 2018 Beach Screening on Gimli Beach

Day 3- 12 Days of Giving

It’s Day 3 and we’re celebrating the amazing contributions from our major sponsors! These key players support all aspects of the Festival and directly contribute to creating a world-class film festival right here at home in Gimli! Their generous support ensures the Festival is accessible to our community by keeping ticket prices at $10. Without […]

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