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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National flags flying in the sky

Day 2 – 12 Days of Giving

Welcome back to Day 2 of GFF’s 12 Days of Giving! We’re ready to jump right in and thank our government funders! Thank you for believing in our vision and supporting the arts in Canada, Manitoba and in the local Gimli community. This year, we brought in 7 out-of-province filmmakers including five from Canada along…

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Audience at Gimli Theatre

Happy 12 Days of Giving! – Day 1

Tis’ the season to give thanks and we have a lot to be thankful for! Today, we’re launching GFF’s 12 Days of Giving to highlight the generous contributions of our sponsors, supporters, film fans and volunteers. On Day 1, we’re highlight the amazing foundations that support GFF! The 2018 Festival was a record-breaking year for us…

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Submissions are now open!

The 19thannual Gimli Film Fest takes place from July 24thto 28th, and the annual open call is now open with submissions closing on April 15th.  However, filmmakers are encouraged to apply early when fees are lowest, before January 15th, 2019. Our programming team is once again looking for the best contemporary cinema from Manitoba, Canada…

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Thank you!

Thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors, volunteers and ticket-holders for making the first-ever Gimli Wine Festival a success!   We would like to thank Liquor Mart and the Interlake Tourism Association for presenting the event.   Special thanks to our local food sponsors who provided us with delicious treats including Arborg Bakery, Ship…

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