The Gimli Film Festival wrapped up Sunday and set some new records to conclude the 19th annual event on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
Organizers say indoor attendance saw a 15 percent increase (6,181) over the 2018 festival and grew to more than 13,000 for the entire festival. Pass sales increased by 10 percent from 2018 and for the first time, the festival sold out of all 150 Film Passes.
Finalists have been announced in the 7th Annual Gimli Film Festival RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition.
Twelve submissions were made this year by emerging Manitoba filmmakers. Of those, five projects were selected to move on to the pitching round during the Gimli Film Festival on Saturday, July 28 at the Gimli Theatre.
WINNIPEG — Three Manitoba companies have been nominated for a combined 13 Canadian Screen Awards.
Eagle Vision Inc., Merit Motion Pictures and Frantic Films picked up the nods for categories such as Best Factual Series, Best Science or Nature Documentary Program or Series and Best Sketch Comedy Program or Series.
WINNIPEG — When Sam Karney set out to make a news piece about his father’s trapline, he unknowingly set the course for something much larger. This weekend, his one-hour documentary “A Life on the Line” debuts on APTN, revealing what turned out to be a heart-warming story about reconnecting with family, tradition, and history.
“For as long as I can remember, fur trapping has been in my life,” says Karney, a Métis filmmaker from Roblin, Manitoba. “My dad Chuck started working on a trapline when I was very young, so to me, the sights and smells became everyday things.”