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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 and around the World, both feature and short films.

New this year, the Gimli Film Festival is looking for projects that fit our “Cinema Outside of the Box” theme, including expanded cinema, multi-media installations and virtual reality. If you have a project that presses the traditional form of cinema, please feel free to email us directly with details and/or submit for free via our special Cinema Outside of the Box submission option on FilmFreeway.

Gimli Film Festival is committed to paying all filmmakers who are selected to screen at our Festival, and we actively work to keep our submission fees low to encourage accessibility and inclusion from low-income and marginalized communities!

If you have any questions or comments about the film submission process or anything else, please feel free to reach out to our programming team anytime:


Check out the submission guidelines here!