Top 10 GFF 2019

This is a list of the TOP 10 FILMS as chosen by the Gimli Film Festival’s audience in 2019!  Congratulations to all of the filmmakers listed below, and thank you dearly for contributing your work to this year’s Gimli Film Festival!  To browse all of the incredible films from GFF’s 2019 Line-up, also check out our…

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Penny Lane’s Masterclass – Rescheduled

Due to a delayed flight, Penny Lane’s Masterclass “Strategies of Appropriation” is delayed until Saturday. Penny was originally scheduled to present a Masterclass today on Friday at 7:30 p.m., but due to a delayed flight this event is now rescheduled for Saturday, July 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the same venue, Johnson Hall (5th Floor,…

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Review: The Goose

This review is provided by Madeline Bogoch from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: The Goose dir. Mike Maryniuk 2018 | Manitoba |  68 mins | PG *Filmmaker in attendance! Director Mike Maryniuk’s new experimental feature The Goose opens with the visual of a hypnotically spiralling mosquito coil. This image sets the stage…

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Review: El Toro

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: El Toro dir. Danielle Sturk 2018 | Manitoba | 44 mins | G Once upon a time in St. Boniface, Manitoba, a family went bankrupt and opened up a truck stop diner to recoup…

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Review: A Colony

This review is provided by Elena Sturk Lussier from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow her on Instagram at @elenasturklussier REVIEW: A Colony (Une colonie) dir. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles 2018 | Canada | 102 mins   A Colony (Une colonie), the honest, raw, funny, and heartbreaking first feature film by Canadian director Geneviève…

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Top 10 Things to Do at GFF 2019

There’s over 130 films, masterclasses, competitions, installations, a special Saturday night party and a workshop. We know what you’re thinking, how do you decide what to see? Well, we’ve compiled the Top 10 Things you definitely don’t want to miss at #GFF2019. Let it be your guide!   Opening Night Films You want to start…

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Review: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly  from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up dir. Tasha Hubbard 2019 | Canada | 98 min. The day his mother went into labour she was dressed as a witch, her face painted green. He was…

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Review: Nervous Translation

This review is provided Lindsay Michiels  from our  Open Call for Film Critics & Writers REVIEW: Nervous Translation dir. Shireen Seno 2019 | Philippines | 90 mins | PG Shireen Seno’s Nervous Translationis a thought-provoking yet vague film on a child’s perspective of the adult world. Focusing on eight-year-old Yael, the film follows the girl’s daily…

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Review: The Seer And the Unseen

This review is provided by GFF Board Member, Lynn Chalmers,  from our  Open Call for Film Critics & Writers REVIEW: The Seer and The Unseen dir. Sara Dosa 2019| USA/Iceland | 88 mins | G   A fascinating look into the power of Fairies in Icelandic contemporary society. Iceland has withstood extraordinary development and pressure to…

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Review: When the Storm Fades

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: When the Storm Fades dir. Sean Devlin 2018| Canada | 81 mins | PG When the Storm Fades opens on the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan/Typhoon Yolanda. Rubble and destruction stretch as far as the…

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