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Gimli Film Festival Sees Attendance Boost

Gimli Film Festival Sees Attendance Boost

Gimli Film Festival

The Gimli Film Festival closed Sunday with a boost in attendance to wrap up five days of diverse cinema.

The festival, which ran July 26-30, drew in more than 10,800 guests to this year’s film and events, with indoor screening ticket sales up 12% from 2016.

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Record Crowds Come Out for Gimli Film Festival

Record Crowds Come Out for Gimli Film Festival

Gimli Film FestivalFilm buffs of all genres contributed to the record crowds attending this year’s Gimli Film Festival.

The 15th annual five-day event hit an all-time high of 3,853 patrons taking in indoor screenings, with a total of 9,400 attending in all venues, including more than 5,000 to the outdoor beach screenings.

Saturday night’s closing reception attracted 200 people, with the highlight of the night being the introduction of two new awards.

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Horror Runs Through the Gimli Film Festival Tonight

Horror Runs Through the Gimli Film Festival Tonight

Gimli Film FestivalTonight is all about horror at the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival.

A screening of “It Follows” will begin at 8 p.m. at Lady of the Lake Theatre. The film is a multi-layered horror flick that focuses on the lost innocence of a carefree teenager who becomes infected by a fatal curse.

“The Editor” runs at 10:30 p.m. at the Late Night “Pizza, Beer and a Movie” event in Johnson Hall. The slasher-gore film, produced by Winnipeg film collective Astron-6, centres on a once-prolific film editor who finds himself the prime suspect in a series of murders.

If horror films aren’t your thing, a more family-friendly kids’ night will include Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth.”

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Gimli Film Festival — What’s On at the Beach

Gimli Film Festival — What’s On at the Beach

Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror Picture Show (BROADWAY.COM)

Gimli Film FestivalThe 15th annual Gimli Film Festival begins Thursday, July 22 and some retro classics are in store for movie buffs on the beach.

The 35-foot outdoor screen on the shores of Lake Winnipeg will feature six films as part of the RBC Sunset Screenings.

Here’s what you can expect at this year’s film festival:

Wednesday, July 22, 10 p.m. — Rocky Horror Picture Show – 40th Anniversary – Opening night begins with a flamboyant bang, as cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, comes to Gimli Beach! Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick play newlyweds forced to pay a visit to the bizarre mansion of Dr. Frank-N- Furter (Tim Curry).

Thursday, July 23, 10 p.m. — Labyrinth – 29th Anniversary. Bring kids of all ages to the beach for Jim Henson’s classic adventure, Labyrinth. This mythical journey by the creator of the Muppets features musician David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly.

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Gimli Film Festival Box Office Opening

Gimli Film Festival Box Office Opening

Gimli Film FestivalThe box office for this year’s Gimli Film Festival opens at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1.

Festival and individual tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. The box office is located at 77B First Avenue in Gimli.

Festival-goers can also purchase admission July 4-5 and July 11-12 from noon to 4 p.m. The box office will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13-26.

Tickets can also be purchased at GimliFilm.com, through the new smartphone app or by phone at (204) 642-8846.

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Gimli Film Festival Releases New App

Gimli Film Festival Releases New App

Gimli Film FestivalFilm buffs to this year’s Gimli Film Festival have access to a new smartphone app packed with information to keep them in-the-know.

The new app includes a schedule of films, festival news, maps to venues and social integrations.

This year’s film schedule will be released June 25 at a news conference in Winnipeg and will include a Manitoba Short Film series, Canadian films, an Icelandic film series, a circumpolar series, a social justice film series, others.

There are more than 100 indoor screenings, plus the popular beach screenings on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.

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Gimli Film Fest Puts Call Out for Volunteers

Gimli Film Fest Puts Call Out for Volunteers

By Sarah Klein

Gimli Film FestivalAs the Gimli Film Festival gears up for its 15th year, organizers are seeking volunteers to help pull off the five-day event.

“We need lively volunteers to help make our Festival a success,” said Emily Lair, logistics and volunteer coordinator. “Our volunteers will be involved at our box office, indoor screenings, free beach screenings, and hospitality events.”

Volunteer benefits include flexible hours, access to films and festival events, a volunteer T-shirt and hospitality. The 2015 Gimli Film Festival will be showcasing the best new films from Canada’s and Manitoba’s most promising directors and an exceptional selection of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.

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Gimli Film Festival Box Office Opening on Tuesday

Gimli Film Festival Box Office Opening on Tuesday

Gimli Film FestivalThe Gimli Film Festival box office will open on Tuesday for public ticket purchases.

Passes can be picked up at the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre, 1 Centre Street in Gimli, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Weekends and holidays the box office is open from noon to 4 p.m.

In Winnipeg, passes can be purchased Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at On Screen Manitoba, 100 Arthur Street. The office is closed today and Tuesday, but will reopen on Wednesday.

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