SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!

The Gimli International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for feature and short films!!!

Early Bird Deadline : February 15, 2022

Regular Deadline : March 15, 2022
Final Deadline : April 15, 2022

Submissions to the 22nd Annual Gimli International Film Festival (GIFF)

July 20 – 24, 2022

The newly re-branded Gimli International Film Festival (formerly Gimli Film Festival – GFF) is once again looking for the best contemporary cinema from Manitoba, Canada and around the world, both feature and short films. This includes narrative, documentary, as well as feature films and short films from across the globe.

All films which screen at the Gimli International Film Festival paid standard minimum screening fees as outlined in the IMAA Fee Schedule.

**For 2022, GIFF has eliminated submission fees for Manitoba-based Filmmakers**

If you have any questions about the film submission process or require more information, please feel free to reach out to our programming team: submissions@gimlifilm.com

What to Expect at the Gimli International Film Festival:

The Gimli International Film Festival (GIFF) annually screens over 100 films, and in 2019 (pre-covid) we saw our largest attendance ever, with over 13,000 total filmgoers attending events over the 5-day festival. In 2022, we plan to return to in-person events, bringing the festival back to the lakeside community of Gimli, while also sharing the best content of the festival – online and on-demand!

2020 and 2022 festivals were online events, which incorporated on-demand screenings, live streamed Q&A’s, panels, and other live and virtual events, helping to keep the festival vibe and spirit alive! A pop-up Drive-In theatre gave limited audiences a taste of nostalgia in the beautifully decorated Gimli Pavilion Park in 2022. And virtual social events via gather.town were a fun and novel way to interact with fellow festival-goers, filmmakers, and friends!

This year, GIFF will continue to feature the best in contemporary independent cinema with a strong focus on Manitoba-made films. We will also continue to curate focused film series based on the themes of social justice, under-represented voices, womxn filmmakers, Indigenous perspectives, and environmental issues.

As an organization, GIFF is actively working to promote accessibility for all and inclusion that accurately represents our diverse culture. We also are working hard to ensure our organization is employing an ethical business model, which includes proper treatment and payment of all staff and contributing artists, as well as being an active contributor to the local community and the greater anitoba film community.

In addition to paying all filmmakers proper artist fees, we also do our best to provide affordable film submission fees to encourage participation from low-income and marginalized communities.

If finances are prohibiting you from applying to our festival, we encourage you to contact our programming team.

For more information about the submission process, please contact our programming team at: submissions@gimlifilm.com

2022 GIMLI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  //  FULL SUBMISSION FEE DETAILS

-FEATURE FILMS-

Filmmakers are required to submit their feature film (45 mins or longer completed after Jan 1, 2020) via FilmFreeway by April 15, 2022. The submission fees for Feature Films are as follows:

$20 USD | Earlybird Deadline | February 15, 2022
$30 USD | Regular Deadline | March 15, 2022
$50 USD | Late Deadline | April 15, 2022

*Fees are waived for Manitoba filmmakers!

Filmmakers/Producers/Distributors are encouraged to submit/pay for one film and then email us to discuss reduced rates for additional films: submissions@gimlifilm.com

All entries will be contacted in June regarding your submission status. We thank all who apply!

-MANITOBA SHORT FILMS-

**For 2022, submissions for Manitoba-based filmmakers are FREE!!

Filmmakers who are currently living in Manitoba are eligible to submit their Manitoba short film (completed after Jan 1, 2020) via FilmFreeway by April 15, 2022. Submissions are free for Manitoba filmmakers!!

Contact us at submissions@gimlifilm.com to request a MB Filmmaker waiver code!

All entries will be contacted in June regarding your submission status. We thank all who apply.

-CANADIAN / INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS-

Filmmakers from outside of Manitoba are required to submit their short film (completed after Jan 1, 2020) via FilmFreeway by April 15, 2022. Fees for Canadian / International Short Films at the Gimli International Film Festival 2022 are as follows:

$10 USD | Early Bird Deadline | February 15, 2022
$15 USD | Regular Deadline | March 15, 2022
$25 USD | Late Deadline | April 15, 2022

If you have several very short films to submit, please contact us at submissions@gimlifilm.com to discuss a reduced rate.

All entries will be contacted in June regarding your submission status. We thank all who apply.

All entries will be contacted in June regarding your submission status. We thank all who apply!