It’s are second last day of the Gimli Film Festival and if your anything like us your trying to get as much in as you can! Here are our top ten things you can check out today:
1. Check out the RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition at 10 am. To kick it off last year’s winners Miles Crossman and Nicola Baldwin will screen the world premiere of their film If It Ain’t Got. Once the competition gets underway the five finalists will pitch their concepts: Josh Benoit for the film concept of Melaleuca, Sage Daniels for Broken Glass, Frances Koncan for Trick or Treaty, Ryan Steel for Louis ‘David’ Riel, and Erika Ulrich for Palm House (Eternal Youth). Each finalist is given three minutes to pitch their short film idea and then five minutes of questioning from the jury.
2. Check out one of several series of short films including the Blood is Thicker Than Water series at 10 am, and the When You Light a Candle You Also Cast a Shadow series at 3 pm.
3. Go to the Gimli Theatre at 3 pm for the Winnipeg Film Group’s screening of their 48 Hour Film Contest to premiere the 18 brand new Manitoba films produced in only 48 short hours!
4. Take in an Icelandic film with a 10 am screening of 690 Vopnafjörður.
5. Watch a documentary on Lake Winnipeg. Aboard the Namao shows director Cam Patterson’s venture out onto the lake in search massive algae blooms. This film screens at 5:30 pm.
6. For those with a filmmakers pass they can attend a Filmmaker Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm for attending filmmakers.
7. Get rocking’ with our our much-anticipated Rock & Roll Movie Night at Johnson Hall at 9 pm. This evening features a screening of classic 1922 vampire film Nosferatu with a live soundtrack played by JUNO and Polaris Prize nominees Shooting Guns. GFF Super Pass and Filmmaker Pass holders have this evening included, for those without one of those passes tickets are purchased for $20 through the GFF Box Office.
8. Visit the Gimli Commons from 12:30 – 8:00 pm. Swing by the RBC Truck for a chance to win a fly-away trip for two to TIFF. Check out the GFF merchandise table while you’re there!
9. Check out the RBC Boardwalk from 7:30 – 9:30 pm before the Sunset Screening. There will be games, music and free stuff given away at the RBC table!
10. Close out the evening with the RBC Sunset Screening of the 1986 tale of four Oregon boys who set out to see the body of a stranger who died in an accident near their rural homes. This adventure becomes a defining event in the lives of these boys in the film Stand By Me.