1pm, Friday, July 23

Take 5 Sessions 
Take 5: The Masterclass 

The Take 5 series would not be complete without a once-in-a-lifetime special masterclass with a veteran of the film and television industry. This moderated discussion will include a Q & A to give all participants the opportunity to get your questions answered by a special guest that has achieved industry success at the highest level.  

Available with your GFF Super Pass, or through Registering Online for ONLY the Take 5 Sessions.


12pm, Saturday, July 24

RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition
Watch for FREE on GFF’s Homepage!

Emerging Manitoba Filmmakers pitch their projects to a panel of professionals in front of a live audience during this year’s Festival. Participants will describe their story idea, justify their budget, describe their ideal cast and crew and talk about their overall vision for the project.

Watch for free on GFF’s Homepage and vote for your favourite pitcher!


3pm, Saturday, July 24

In 2021, GFF & RBC celebrate the 10 years of RBC Pitch Competition Winners with a special Retrospective Screening of the past 10 years of Pitch-winning Films!

10-Year RBC Pitch Competition Retrospective
Watch for FREE on GFF’s Homepage!

The 10-Year Pitch Retrospective takes place via FREE live stream on Saturday, July 24 at 3pm, available for FREE on GFF’s Website Homepage. The Retrospective will also be available for the duration of the Festival (July 12-25) to passholders and ticket buyers on GFF On Demand.


7pm, Saturday, July 24

GFF Awards Reception
Watch for FREE on GFF’s Homepage!

The 2021 Gimli Film Festival Awards Reception offers an opportunity for GFF and our partners to recognize some of the outstanding films, filmmakers and actors we get to experience as part of our Festival. The Awards Reception also allows us to recognize volunteers who contribute to GFF and those professionals achieving great things in the film industry at large. Tune in to find out which film was voted “Best of Fest” by GFF’s audience and more

The GFF Awards Reception takes place via FREE live stream on Saturday, July 24 at 7pm, available for FREE on GFF’s Website Homepage.