Rebecca Gibson at GFF 2018 Media Conference

GFF announces its 2018 program!

   We announced our 2018 lineup of 111 diverse and acclaimed films! This year celebrates 18 years of showcasing critical, engaging and entertaining cinema. The 2018 Festival will host six world premieres, five Canadian premieres, ten Western Canadian premieres and 21 Manitoba premieres. The films are presented through eight distinct film series including The Future…

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A World to Gain: Gender Parity at Gimli Film Fest 2018

Movies are a mirror to our world… nothing if not a reflection of the times. And it is the duty of good film programmers to consider what films reflect our current zeitgeist, what films make bold new innovations in the art of cinema, and what films help us envision a better and more equitable future…

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GFF 2018 Beach Screening on Gimli Beach

Gimli Film Festival 2018

We’ve launched our new look for the 18th edition of the Gimli Film Festival!  Join us for critical, engaging and entertaining cinema from the most promising Manitoban and Canadian filmmakers and an exceptional selection of feature films and documentaries from around the world!    Five indoor venues and the popular RBC Sunset Screenings: Free on-the-beach…

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We’re hiring summer students!

Are you a post-secondary student returning to school in the fall?  Are you a hard-working leader that wants to gain incredible career experience while working in Gimli over the summer? With the support of Canada Summer Jobs, we are hiring three summer student positions: 1) Volunteer Coordinator, 2) Sponsorship & Hospitality Coordinator and 3) Box…

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2018 GFF Raffles!

  The annual Gimli Film Festival raffles are back!   Now is your chance to win a front row seat to explore the globe! Raffle tickets are on sale now. The draw will be 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at GFF Beach Screen, Gimli Beach. Get your ticket now! Enter GFF’s 2018 Icelandair Raffle and/or GFF’s…

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National Canadian Film Day

Celebrate National Canadian Film Day from the comfort of your couch on Wednesday, April 18! Classic Canadian films and The Filmmakers series are available to stream here on CBC!   Stay up-to-date with all of National Canadian Film Day’s events both online and across the country on their website or Facebook page!

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Gimli Film Festival 2018 Team

  As winter thaws, the Gimli Film Festival team is starting to assemble! On behalf of everyone at the Festival, I’m very excited to welcome a stellar core staff team for the coming season! We are so very excited to welcome a brand new film programmer in 2018! Vivian Belik is an ex-pat Winnipegger who…

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Job Opportunities with the Gimli Film Festival

The Gimli Film Festival is hiring! Are you a hard-working leader that wants to gain an incredible experience working in the arts and culture sector?  Are you a self-motivated creative type that would love to spend summertime in cottage country working for the largest film festival in Manitoba? Then please consider applying for either of…

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It’s time again to… Submit your film!!

The Gimli Film Festival is excited to announce that our annual call for film submissions is now OPEN!  Earlybird submission rates are in effect until the end of January, so act fast!  The 18th annual festival will take place in Gimli, Manitoba (just north of Winnipeg) from July 25th – 29th, 2018. In 2017, the Gimli…

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Festival Manager (now, Festival Director) Aaron Zeghers

GFF welcomes Aaron Zeghers as Festival Manager!

The Gimli Film Festival is proud to announce that Aaron Zeghers has been hired as our new full-time Festival Manager! As Festival Manager, Zeghers will slowly but surely taking over for our outgoing Festival Director Leona Johnson, who will be leaving the Gimli Film Festival after our 2018 festival to pursue a well-earned life of…

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