REVIEW: White Lie

This review was provided by Isabella Soares from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Buy your Festival pass or individual tickets to watch both these films on GFF On Demand. Please check out Isabella’s other review of Almost Almost Famous here! White Lie dir. Yonah Lewis / Calvin Thomas 2019 | Canada |…

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Lance as Jerry Lee Lewis singing Wild Child in Almost Almost Famous

REVIEW: Almost Almost Famous

This review was provided by Isabella Soares from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Buy your Festival pass or individual tickets to watch both these films on GFF On Demand. Please check out Isabella’s other review of White Lie here! Almost Almost Famous  dir. Barry Lank 2018 | Canada | 84 min. Review…

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Open Call: Film Critics & Writers

Are you an aspiring journalist, arts reporter, cinephile or writer?  Do you want to help promote local and Canadian filmmakers and films in Manitoba through thoughtful and insightful film criticism? Then consider getting in touch with the Gimli Film Festival!  GFF is looking to commission local writers to write content and reviews of our 2020 Film…

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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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