By Brian Schultz
Eight locally-produced Manitoba films have been added to this year’s Gimli Film Festival.
From July 24-28, Gimli will be a buzz with a variety of film types and subject matter that has something for everybody, from documentaries to dramas to comedies.
“Winnipeg has produced some of the most creative and ingenious people in the Canadian film industry,” said festival director Cheryl Ashton. “We are excited to be able to feature such a large and diverse variety of locally produced films at this year’s Gimli Film Festival.”
The films include “Chasing A Song” directed by Charles Konowal, “The Sheepdogs Have At It” by John Barnard, “URBEE” by Doug Howe, “We Were Children” by Eagle Vision Inc., the National Film Board and EOne, “Packing Up the Wagon” by John Scoles and Mike Maryniuk, “Euphoria” by Paula Kelly, “Mad Ship” produced by Buffalo Gal Pictures, and “My Awkward Sexual Adventure” by Sean Garrity.
Also being screened is the world premiere of “The Gimli Glider” (Le Planeur De Gimli) a 22-minute documentary by Radio-Canada. The film will mark the 30th anniversary of the Gimli Glider incident and feature members of the flight crew and eyewitnesses recounting their extraordinary flight.
All films are free for wristband holders or $10 at the door.