By David Klassen
The Gimli Film Festival has a new partnership in the National Screen Institute — Canada (NSI) this year.
NSI has signed on program seven themed hours of short films for the Gimli fest, which takes place from July 24-28, selected from the NSI Online Short Film Festival archives.
“We are very excited to be working with NSI on this year’s festival,” said Gimli Film Festival director Cheryl Ashton. “Their extensive archive from the NSI Online Short Film Festival provides a wide range of films from across Canada, and we also want to give Manitoba filmmakers the opportunity to get their latest and greatest projects on the Gimli big screen.”
Comedies, documentaries, drama, animation and other genres will be presented. One of the programs will contain exclusively Manitoba films completed within the last year, and NSI is opening a special call for submissions, starting Monday, April 15.
A jury will select which Manitoba films are screened at the 13th annual summer beachfront festival.