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Film Review: There Are No Fakes

This review is provided by Natasha Havrilenko from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Find Natasha Havrilenko on LinkedIn. REVIEW: There Are No Fakes  dir. Jamie Kastner 2018| Canada | 114 mins | PG *Director & Producer in attendance at GFF 2019! There Are No Fakes leaves no stone unturned as director/writer Jamie Kastner…

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Programmers’ Picks!! – David Knipe, Senior Film Programmer

Programmers’ Picks are back and we’re kicking off with Senior & Fiction Feature Film Programmer David Knipe. We’ll be sharing all four of our Programmers’ Picks so stay tuned and make sure to add these to your list! DIANE Diane features quite possibly the finest performance in an American film in recent memory. Mary Kay…

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Review: The Hottest August

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly  from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: The Hottest August Dir. Brett Story 2019 | Canada/United States | 94 min. It’s August 2017. For a matter of minutes, a total solar eclipse brings daytime darkness to the United States. Hurricane…

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Film Series Spotlight — Manitoba Film Series!

Our Manitoba Film Series spotlights the best filmmaking coming out of our province and this year, we have quite the line-up! Urban Eclipse: Rising Tides of Kekekoziibii (Shoal Lake 40) directed by Jesse Green & Vanda Fleury-Green. This film follows Green’s travels back to his home. The Shoal Lake aqueduct is a major artery piping…

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Film series spotlight –Icelandic Film Series!

We’re kicking off our film series spotlights with this year’s Icelandic Film Series! GFF has always brought the best in Iceland’s contemporary cinema to the Festival and spotlighted it through a dedicated film series. This series is generously sponsored by Pharmasave Gimli. The first film in our series is The Deposit, The (Tryggð) which is director Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir first…

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Erika Ulrich winning the 2018 RBC Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition!

Advice from a pro – Last year’s RBC Pitch Winner shares her experience!

Last year’s RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition winner, Erika Ulrich, shares her experience preparing and pitching.   Erika is heading into production for her film, Palm House (Eternal Youth) which will premiere at the 2019 Festival! She answered a few of our questions for anyone considering submitting a pitch to this year’s competition. Submissions are open…

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RBC Sunset Screenings Announced!

The 2019 RBC Sunset Screenings line-up of high school themed classic films from the ’80s – ’00s is live!  This year, the Festival opens with Amy Heckerling’s Clueless on Wednesday night followed by Rushmore directed by Wes Anderson on Thursday, July 25. The weekend kicks-off with Mean Girls written by Tina Fey and directed by Mark…

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Marie-France Hollier and Doreen Girard perform at the 2018 GFF.

2019 Festival Focus: Cinema Outside of the Box!

The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) kicks off the 19th annual festival today with the launch of the 2019 Festival’s focus: Cinema Outside the Box.  This special focus for 2019 will explore cinematic works outside of traditional single-channel films by showcasing expanded cinema performances, multi-media installations, performance art using multi-media and virtual reality projects at this year’s…

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Welcome to the 2019 Programming Staff Team!

We are in the midst of submission season here at GFF, we are happy to announce our 2019 Programming Staff Team! We have two lovely new additions: Stephanie Berrington as Short Film Programmer and Scott Fitzpatrick as a Special Project Programmer for our new Cinema Outside the Box focus for 2019! Stephanie Berrington was recently the…

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