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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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GFF x WAG present The Grizzlies

  We’re so excited to be teaming up with the Winnipeg Art Gallery to screen the Manitoba-premiere of The Grizzlies on Thursday, April 18 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening will start at 7 p.m. Based on a true story, The Grizzlies follows a group of Inuit youth…

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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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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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