The 20th anniversary of the Gimli Film Festival will be one to remember.
The global pandemic has forced organizers to move the annual event completely online this year, July 22-26.
More than 180 films will be screened over six days, with viewers able to tune in from around the world.
This year’s festival is kicking off a day early with Opening Night Films launching Tuesday, July 21. Runar Runarsson’s masterful Icelandic hybrid documentary “Echo” opens the night, followed by Canadian filmmakers Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepburn’s complex encounter between two Indigenous women in “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open.” Todd Chandler’s documentary “Bulletproof” will close GFF, with a look at lockdown drills, active shooter training, and the “hardening” of America’s public school system.
A major focus of this year’s festival was also making the event as affordable as possible, in light of many being affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, full festival passes are $70 per household.
For the complete 2020 GFF lineup and to purchase a pass, visit GimliFilm.com or watch the Facebook video below.
2020 lineup announcement:
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