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Gimli Film Festival 2011

The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) showcases over 80 features, documentaries and shorts from Manitoba, Canada and the world, that promise informative, fascinating and riveting entertainment. The Gimli Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating the art, education and entertainment of film!

The Gimli Film Festival 2011 will showcase the best new films from Canada’s most promising directors and an exceptional selection of features, documentaries and shorts from around the world.

Gimli Film Festival is looking for fiction, documentary, animation or experimental films.


Submit features, documentaries and shorts films. Animated or experimental films are also welcome.

If the selected film is a feature or documentary, you will be asked to supply a print-ready synopsis (200 words or less) and 1 to 3 images from the film. Feature and documentary images must be high-resolution (300 dpi – 5×7 image minimum) in a JPEG or TIFF format.

Short film submissions will require a brief print-ready synopsis (30 words or less) and a single image if available. High-resolution images are also recommended.


  • Canwest Best Manitoba Short Film Award – $1,000
    Awarded to the Manitoba film that displays innovation and a strong vision.
  • Best Short Film for Artistic Achievement – $1,000
    Awarded to the short film that exhibits a director’s distinct style.


  • A short film must be less then 60 minutes long.
  • Films must be completed after 1 January 2009.
  • Format Preview copies must be in DVD (PAL or NTSC).
  • Preview videos must be clearly labeled. Please send in a paper sleeve.
  • Please do not send masters, originals or irreplaceable items.

How to enter?

Film should be exported and submitted as a Quicktime file. The video file will be large and you may have to use a service such as (there is a charge, however they will give you a free two week trial.)

Once you have the Quicktime file go to your Yousendit account, follow the prompts, upload the file, insert Gimli Film Festival’s email address: info [at] (please replace [at] with @), and send.

Entry fee

There is no fee for short films. All other films are charged a $30 processing fee.