Gimli International Film Festival


Teya Zuzek, Executive Director

Gary Thompson, Operations Manager

Ryley Livingston, Festival Manager

Submission Policy:

Season: Summer (Usually July)
Deadline: Spring
Entry: $30 for films. $15 for Canadian Short Films and International Short Films, Free for Manitoban short films and short films outside of Manitoba (see additional details on FilmFreeway). Fees are based on the median deadline.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



"The Gimli International Film Festival (GIFF) is Manitoba’s premier film festival and the largest rural film festival in all of Canada. Since 2001, GIFF has welcomed thousands to the shores of Lake Winnipeg for its various film screenings of local, national, and international feature films, documentaries, short films, and experimental media; not to mention the festival’s premiere event – the Beach Screenings which take place every night of the five-day festival and have drawn people from all over the world to take in one of Manitoba’s most unique summer experiences."