Gimli International Film Festival

The Gimli Film Festival (GIFF) is back in person!

July 20-July 24

GIFF Pass Information

Festival Pass

–Unlock ALL film screenings.

Price = $150

Super Pass

–Unlock All film screenings.

–Invitation to GIFF Opening Reception (July 20, 7pm)

–Invitation to GIFF Awards Ceremony (July 23, 7pm)

masterclasses with out-of-town filmmakers.

–Access to GIFF Online from July 25 – Aug 9th

Price = $250

GIFF Online

–Watch a curated list of the best-of festival from the comfort of your bed, shed, yard, or boulevard with GIFF Online.

Does not give you access to regular events or screenings during in-person festival run-time.

Price = $50

GIFF Single Movie Tickets

You can also get your hands on individual movie tickets for Festival films too! Individual tickets cost $15 per film and are on sale now (July 1, 2022).

Find films to watch with GIFF’s interactive online film guide here.

RBC Sunset Beach Screenings

The RBC Sunset Screenings are finally back after 3 years of pandemic plunder. Catch movies on the Gimli beach for FREE every evening of the Festival. Shows will take place at 10 PM every evening.

Cast Away

Wed, July 20, 2022, @ 10 PM

Tom Hanks “gives one of the towering screen performances of all time” (New York Post) as Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer whose ruled-by-the-clock existence abruptly ends when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun…

Lilo & Stitch

Thurs, July 21, 2022, @ 10 PM

As Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, he becomes the mischievous adopted alien “puppy” of an independent little girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, friendship, and ‘ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family.

Mamma Mia! The Movie

Fri, July 22, 2022, @ 10 PM

Donna (Meryl Streep), is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile, Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle. Adapted from the stage musical of the same name, based on the songs of the successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson.

Life of Pi

Sat, July 23, 2022, @ 10 PM

The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper’s son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Adapted from the Canadian novel by Yann Martel.

9 to 5

Sun, July 24, 2022, @ 10 PM

In this witty, satirical farce, secretaries Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and office manager Lily Tomlin live every female worker’s dream after discovering they share the same resentment towards their egotistical, sexist boss. When they get an unexpected chance to take revenge, they turn their male-controlled workplace into a model office – even as their scheme spins wildly out of control.

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GIFF Film Series’

Click on a film series banner to be directed to its film directory.

2SLGBTQ+ Films

Canadian Features

Canadian Short Films

Manitoba Features

Manitoba Short Films

French-Language Films

IBPOC Filmmakers
Icelandic Film Series
Int. Fiction Features

Int. Short Films

Documentary Features

Environmental Films

Northern Lights
Film Series

Social Justice
Film Series

Film Series

Festival Events & Ceremonies

Here are some fun events, activities, and ceremonies taking place during the festival!

Big-Games Zone (every night)

Every night before the RBC Sunset Beach Screenings there will be free face painting, giveaways, family-friendly activities, and more! 50/50 and GIFF merchandise will also be available at the GIFF Info and Merch Tent.

July 20, 7–10 pm – Opening Night Reception
Johnson Hall, 5th Floor Waterfront Centre, 94 First Ave

“Super Pass and Film Community Pass holders are invited to join our VIPs, sponsors, volunteers, and filmmakers to kick off our 22nd annual Festival at this very special opening reception.” Catering and drink services will be provided by Mad Dash Catering and Interlake Brewing Co.

July 21 – Wave Artists Family Night

Face painting and other fun activities for kids!

July 21, 12 pm– Young Manitoba Filmmakers Screening
Lutheran Church

“Join us for the screening of films by aspiring young filmmakers from various High School programs! Witness the next generation of media artists in this exciting showcase!”

July 21, 3:45 pm –Indigenous Filmmakers Association Screening
Aspire Theatre

“Join us for a screening of exciting new films by members of the IFA, sponsored by Warner Brothers Discovery! This is a competition screening, with one film winning a cash prize of $750!”

July 22, 7:00 pm – FREE Ice Vikings Panel Discussion
On the Beach

“An intimate discussion with the producers and some of the local stars of the hit reality show, ICE VIKINGS, produced by Manitoba’s Farpoint Films! Hear them talk about their experiences creating the show and what’s in store for the future! Hosted by Michael Petrow and Jimmy Skinner from the Reel Debaters Podcast!”

July 22, 9:00 pm to Midnight – Friday Night Filmmaker Mingle
Venue TBD

“For all Filmmakers, join us for a casual get-together! Food will be provided with a cash bar! Sponsored by Farpoint Films.”

July 23, 10:00 am – RBC $10,00 Emerging Filmmaker Pitch Competition
FREE, Gimli Theatre – 72 Second Ave

“Please join us to watch the five finalists of this year’s Competition pitch their story ideas to a jury in front of a live audience! Participants will describe their story idea, justify their budget, describe their ideal cast and crew and talk about their overall vision for the project.

The event will also feature the world premiere of Stay by Elena Sturk Lussier, winner of the 2021 competition. Thanks to RBC, On Screen Manitoba, the National Screen Institute, and the Winnipeg Film Group for their generous support of this competition!”

July 23, 1:15 pm – Manitoba Shorts in Competition
Gimli Theatre – 72 Second Ave

“Come celebrate and be marveled by the boundless creativity of Manitoba’s filmmakers at GIFF’s annual Manitoba Shorts in Competition.  Our team has compiled the best Manitoba-made short films from the past year, and selected the best Manitoba Short Film, which will be announced at the screening!”

July 23, 4:30 pm – The 48-Hour Film Contest
Gimli Theatre – 72 Second Ave

“Join us for the World Premiere of 15 brand new MB-made films, all produced in just 48 short hours!”

In partnership with the 48 Hour Film Festival.

July 23, 7-10 pm – Awards Reception
Johnson Hall 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre

“Super Pass & Film Community Pass holders, attending filmmakers, sponsors and volunteers are invited to join us for this very special reception with appetizers and a cash bar.  Join us and our award winners for a night of celebration and recognition.  This year’s honourary award winners include Executive Producer, Lisa Meeches of Eagle Vision, acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Nettie Wild, and more!”

July 24, 11 – 1 pm – Volunteer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast
Gimli Park Pavillion

“Festival Volunteers, Staff, Board and Committee members are welcome to attend this special volunteer appreciation event. There will be a door prize, and the Betty Schwartz Memorial Volunteer Award (sponsored by Dave and Diane Johnston) will be presented to a deserving volunteer of the festival.”

July 24, 4:15 pm – Best of Fest Audience Choice – Encore Screening
Gimli Theatre – 72 Second Ave

July 24, 6:30 pm – Grand Jury Prize – Encore Screening
Gimli Theatre – 72 Second Ave

“Join us for a reprise screening of the winner of GIFF’s Grand Jury Prize, as chosen by our Programming Committee.”

My Film Festival Favourites

Tune in after the Festival to see which films were my top picks!

Proud Sponsor of the GIFF 2022

Wander Winnipeg is proud to sponsor this year’s Gimli Film Festival as Festival Friend Media Sponsor!

I look forward to covering the Festival’s events, so tay tuned.

Directions & Box Office Info

Box Office Tent

73 – 1st Ave
Gimli, MB

Gimli International Film Festival
P.O. Box 1225
Gimli, MB, R0C 1B0

Questions? Call the office!

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