OPENING NIGHT FILMS
Wednesday, July 24 | 3 PM, 6 PM, 8 PM
Please join us as we kick off GFF 2019 with three of our most exciting, innovative and impactful films. The Festival begins with the highly acclaimed FOR SAMA (3 OM Gimli Theatre), followed by WHEN THE STORM FADES (6 pm, Lady of the Lake Theatre). And don’t miss the Canadian premiere of the Sundance award-winning film JAWLINE, with director Liza Mandelup in attendance (8 pm, Lady of the Lake Theatre)! Opening night films sponsored generously by James & Krista Morden!
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
7 – 10 pm | Wednesday, July 24
Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre, 94 First Ave.
Super Pass and Film Community Pass holders are invited to join our VIPs, sponsors, volunteers and filmmakers to kick off our 19th annual Festival at this very special opening reception. Special thanks to our hospitality partners Bergmann’s on Lombard for their delicious catering, De Luca Fine Wines for their tasty wine, WPG Vodka for the locally produced spirits and to Nonsuch Brewing Co., the Official Beer of Gimli Film Festival 2019!
MASTERCLASS with LIZA MANDELUP
(director of JAWLINE)
3 – 4:30 PM | Fri, July 26 | Johnson Hall | $10
Join us for a conversation with filmmaker Liza Mandelup, who is in attendance to present the Canadian Premiere of her Sundance award-winning film Jawline at GFF 2019. The conversation will focus on a variety Mandelup’s creative and commercial projects over the years, her background in photography and casting, and the production of her award-winning first feature film Jawline. This and much more from the person recently named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.
MASTERCLASS with PENNY LANE
(director of Hail Satan?)
$10 | Free w/ Super Pass & Film Community Pass
7:30 pm | Fri, July 26 | Johnson Hall (5th Floor, 94 First Ave)
Doors at 7 PM | Talk at 7:30 PM | Reception to follow!
Join the fiercely independent documentary filmmaker Penny Lane (Hail Satan?) for a Masterclass that explores the aesthetic and ethical dilemmas in found footage filmmaking.
DGC’S CREATORS TALK MASTERCLASS with SHELAGH CARTER
$10 | FREE for All Passholders | Sat, July 27
3 PM – 4:30 PM | Lady of the Lake Theatre
A keynote presentation by veteran Manitoba film director Shelagh Carter, winner of GFF’s inaugural Best Manitoba Director Award (sponsored by the DGC). Join DGC member and award-winning director Shelagh Carter for an intimate discussion of her process, her work and her inspirations. Moderated by Norma Bailey.
DGC’S DIRECTORS ASSEMBLY
New this year is a series of special events for directors, brought to you by the Directors Guild of Canada!
CINEMA OUTSIDE OF THE BOX — SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY & PERFORMANCES!
9 PM-Midnight, Performances begin at 9:30 PM
sponsored by Farpoint Films
Join us for our special Saturday Night Party – sponsored by Farpoint Films – featuring expanded cinema live performances from Mexico City, the United Kingdom, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
CINEMA OUTSIDE OF THE BOX — INSTALLATIONS!
As part of GFF’s Cinema Outside the Box special focus, you can catch a variety of Manitoba-made installed video works around the Festival site! Thanks to Video Pool Media Arts Centre for their support of our COTB Installations!
RBC BEACH BOARDWALK
Join us for FREE fun: a brand new Big Games Zone, free giveaways, family-friendly activities, and more on Gimli Beach just before our RBC Sunset Screening! Don’t miss the GFF table for your 2019 merchandise, raffle tickets and more! Make sure to head to the beach early before Friday & Saturday night’s RBC Sunset Screening to check out all the action!
SECRET SCREENING | PREMIERE OF NEW MB FEATURE FILM!
11 PM | Friday, July 26 JULY 26 | Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre, 50 Third Ave.
Don’t miss this special, secret screening of a new feature film shot in Manitoba, by Manitoba filmmakers. Catch it at GFF first before it hits the festival circuit!
7 – 9 pm | Saturday, July 28 | Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre
Super & Filmmaker Pass holders, filmmakers, sponsors and volunteers are invited to join us for this very special reception. Check out our Awards & Contests here! Sponsored by Gled Vid Investment Company.
YOUNG MANITOBA FILMMAKERS SCREENING
12:30 PM | Thursday, July 25 | Gimli Lutheran Church Theatre, 50 Third Avenue
Join us for the screening of films by aspiring young filmmakers from Art City, Winnipeg Film Group’s Teen Filmmaking Camp, and Gimli’s MTYP Movie Magic Camp. The program also includes four films from Sisler High School’s Interactive Digital Media Program, including Aria, Camellia, CRUNCHTIME & Syana.
BEST OF FEST – AUDIENCE CHOICE – ENCORE SCREENING
5:30 PM | Sun, July 28 | Gimli Theatre
Join us for a reprise screening of the film voted Best of Fest! Thanks to Outlet Collection Winnipeg for their support of this seminal award! Check out more details here!
BEST OF FEST – GRAND JURY PRIZE – ENCORE SCREENING
8:00 PM | Sun, July 28 | Aspire Theatre
Join us for a reprise screening of the winner of GFF’s Grand Jury Prize, as chosen by our Programming Committee.