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Filmmakers in Gimli Compete to Produce Made-for-TV Flick

July 25, 2013 7:40 AM | Entertainment

Gimli Film FestivalTen filmmakers are warming up to pitch their projects this week at the Gimli Film Festival for a shot at $20,000.

The festival, MTS and On Screen Manitoba are throwing the pitch contest, which will be comprised of both aspiring and established filmmakers. Pitches will be judged by a panel of industry professionals before a live audience on Friday.

The winner will be awarded a $20,000 license fee to produce their film for MTS TV’s “Stories From Home” — a collection of new original and local programming.

“Films have the power to entertain and educate. My wish for GFF 2013 would be to have an exchange of dialogue that helps people understand some of what’s going on in our world, as well as ignite some passion and have some fun,” said feature film programmer Joy Loewen.

The Gimli Film Festival runs from July 24 to 28 in Gimli, Manitoba.