The Gimli Film Festival will literally have something for even the toughest of film critics when it screens more than 59 Manitoba-made films.
Filmmaker Guy Maddin is one of the big names attending this year’s festival, whose film “Archangel” will be screened on July 26.
“The film community in Manitoba is extremely supportive and consistently produces captivating and dynamic cinema that we can’t wait to share with our film fans,” says GFF director Leona Johnson.
“With the Festival only a week away, we’re looking forward to welcoming all of our guests to Gimli.”
Other Manitoba filmmakers in attendance include director Andy Blicq for his film “A Song for John Ramsay,” and Cam Patterson, director of “Aboard the Namao,” a documentary on the state of Lake Winnipeg. John Barnard, director of “Bachman,” Shelagh Carter, director of “Before Anything You Say,” Katharina Stieffenhofer, director of “From Seed to Seed,” and Dave Barber, co-director of “Tales from the Winnipeg Film Group” will also be in attendance.
The Gimli Film Festival is presenting two distinct awards this year to celebrate Manitoba film excellence. The first award for Best Manitoban Director is presented by the Directors Guild of Manitoba and will be announced at the awards reception on July 28.
Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Manitoba Short Film will be presented by ACTRA Manitoba during the Manitoba Short Films in Competition program alongside Manitoba Film & Music’s Audience Choice award for best Manitoba Short Film.
Film fans can purchase their passes and tickets online at GimliFilm.com, through the GFF app or at the box office.
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