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Gimli Film Festival Screening 59 Manitoba-Made Flicks

Gimli Film Festival Screening 59 Manitoba-Made Flicks

Gimli Film Festival

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.

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Emerging Filmmaker Finalists to Pitch at Gimli Film Festival

Emerging Filmmaker Finalists to Pitch at Gimli Film Festival

Gimli Film Festival

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.

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‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

‘A Life on the Line’: Manitoba Filmmaker Returns to Rural Roots

By RoseAnna Schick (@ras_creative)

A Life on the Line
A Life on the Line premieres January 14 at 6 p.m. on APTN. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)
Sam Karney
Filmmaker Sam Karney revisits his roots in the one-hour documentary. (A LIFE ON THE LINE / HANDOUT)

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.”

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