Cinema Outside The Box!
The Gimli Film Festival is proud to kicks off their 19th annual event today with the launch of a brand new festival focus: Cinema Outside the Box. This special focus for 2019 will explore cinematic works outside of traditional single-channel films by showcasing expanded cinema performances, multi-media installations, performance art and virtual reality projects at this year’s festival. The festival runs Wednesday, July 24 to Sunday, July 28 in Gimli, Manitoba.
Also new this year, the GFF’s famous RBC Sunset Screenings on Gimli Beach will host five free nightly screenings under the theme “Summer School.” This theme plays on a universal experience —attending high school. With films ranging from the ’80s to ’00s, this popular genre explores coming-of-age experiences audiences can relate to and will include includes classic hits audiences of all ages can enjoy. The full line-up of beach films will be announced by June 1! This year, the Sunday night beach movie will be the audience’s choice. GFF will poll films fans on social media to ask for their suggestions for “Summer School” themed movies to play as Sunday night’s beach film. The audience choice poll will take place in May on GFF’s Facebook and Instagram channels.
GFF is also pleased to announce the continuation of the Future is Female* Mentorship Program & Film Series, along with the continued mandate to have women-directed and/or written films make up 40 – 60% of the 2019 Program. The Future is Female* Mentorship Program is completely free and will bring over 55 emerging women directors, actors, producers, writers and media artists to GFF for an entire day of woman-driven cinema and learning opportunities. Applications for the program are now open!
GFF believes in creating a film festival that is respectful of all artists, pays proper artist fees to filmmakers and presents diverse and inclusive programming. Passes for the 2019 Gimli Film Festival are on sale now, be sure to tune into UMFM and follow our various social media accounts to win tickets to some of our favorite screenings!