365 and Doing Fine: A Blog Post by Joanne Roberts

This blog post was originally posted to Theatre Projects Manitoba and is written by local artist Joanne Roberts, who was the winner of GFF’s 2020 RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition. Please find the original post from April 6, 2021 on the Theatre Projects Manitoba Website. 365 And Doing Fine: An Artist Reflects by Joanne…

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2021 RBC $10,000 Pitch Competition Now Open for Submissions!

2021 RBC $10,000 Pitch Competition Now Open! Gimli, Manitoba, March 31, 2021 — RBC and Gimli Film Festival (GFF) have launched the 10th Annual RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition, which will take place at GFF on Saturday, July 24, 2021. This year marks an important milestone for the competition, bringing the total, ten-year cash investment in…

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**JOB OPPORTUNITY** – Short Film Programmer

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!!! THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING!!!   Overview: The Short Film Programmer reports to the Festival Director and Senior Film Programmer and is responsible to preview all submitted short films as well as research, curate, coordinate and execute selection of all short film programming for the 21st annual Gimli Film Festival, July 21-25,…

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Welcome to Alan Wong, Festival Manager

The Gimli Film Festival is pleased to announce the hiring of Alan Wong as their new Festival Manager. Alan will be working under Festival Director Aaron Zeghers, to facilitate Manitoba’s largest Film Festival in July of 2021. Alan was born in Winnipeg and has lived abroad but came back to Manitoba for its strong family…

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Thanks to our 2020 Star Donors!

THANKS TO OUR 2020 STAR DONORS! The past year has been full of uncertainties for Arts Organizations like the Gimli Film Festival.  Without the incredible and unwavering support of GFF’s 76 Star Donors listed below, GFF would have never been able to present one of the most comprehensive Online Film Festivals ever offered in Canada!…

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GFF Founder Janis Johnson appointed to Order of Canada

Congratulations are in order for the Gimli Film Festival’s Founder and Chair Janis Johnson, who has been appointed to the Order of Canada!  It was announced in late-November 2020 that the former Senator had been awarded the prestigious recognition “for her long-standing career in the public service, and for her contributions to Manitoba’s arts and…

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FM Youth poster banner - three young people (1 man, 2 women) sit on a curb in Winnipeg. Short in black and white.

Manitoba Movie Night #4 : FM YOUTH by Stéphane Oystryk

A screening of… FM YOUTH by Stéphane Oystryk 7PM, Sunday, Sept. 20 |  FREE on GFF’s Website & Facebook Page   Join GFF this Sunday, September 20th for a FREE online screening of Stéphane Oystryk’s seminal Franco-Manitoba-made ode to growing up in St. Boniface, FM YOUTH.  The screening starts at 7PM CDT and is available for free to anyone around the…

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And the Award Winners Are…| GFF 2020 Award Winners

GFF is thrilled to announce the GFF 2020 Award Winners for the film’s taking part in the 20th annual edition of the Festival!  Thanks to Joy Wood and Gled Vid Investment for their generous sponsorship of GFF’s Awards Presentations for 2020! Top winners included the Manitoba film Ruthless Souls, which picked up an ACTRA Best Actor…

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