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 — Even the fussiest of film-goer will find something to enjoy at the 2017 Gimli Film Festival.
In what’s being billed as the largest program to date, with 134 diverse and acclaimed films making up this year’s lineup, featuring 72 short films, 26 documentary feature films, and 36 fiction feature films from all over the world.
Film buffs of all genres contributed to the record crowds attending this year’s Gimli Film Festival.
The 15th annual five-day event hit an all-time high of 3,853 patrons taking in indoor screenings, with a total of 9,400 attending in all venues, including more than 5,000 to the outdoor beach screenings.
Saturday night’s closing reception attracted 200 people, with the highlight of the night being the introduction of two new awards.
Tonight is all about horror at the 15th annual Gimli Film Festival.
A screening of “It Follows” will begin at 8 p.m. at Lady of the Lake Theatre. The film is a multi-layered horror flick that focuses on the lost innocence of a carefree teenager who becomes infected by a fatal curse.
“The Editor” runs at 10:30 p.m. at the Late Night “Pizza, Beer and a Movie” event in Johnson Hall. The slasher-gore film, produced by Winnipeg film collective Astron-6, centres on a once-prolific film editor who finds himself the prime suspect in a series of murders.
If horror films aren’t your thing, a more family-friendly kids’ night will include Jim Henson’s “Labyrinth.”
The 15th annual Gimli Film Festival begins Thursday, July 22 and some retro classics are in store for movie buffs on the beach.
The 35-foot outdoor screen on the shores of Lake Winnipeg will feature six films as part of the RBC Sunset Screenings.
Here’s what you can expect at this year’s film festival:
Wednesday, July 22, 10 p.m. — Rocky Horror Picture Show – 40th Anniversary – Opening night begins with a flamboyant bang, as cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, comes to Gimli Beach! Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick play newlyweds forced to pay a visit to the bizarre mansion of Dr. Frank-N- Furter (Tim Curry).
Thursday, July 23, 10 p.m. — Labyrinth – 29th Anniversary. Bring kids of all ages to the beach for Jim Henson’s classic adventure, Labyrinth. This mythical journey by the creator of the Muppets features musician David Bowie and a young Jennifer Connelly.