Thursday, June 30, 2011

Manitoba's Little Iceland Gimli Film Festival

On the western shores of Lake Winnipeg lays the sleepy little town of Gimli, just 1.5 hours north of Winnipeg, MB.  Sleepy until the 11th annual Gimli Film Festival (GFF), that is.


Running from July 20 to 24, 2011, the Gimli International Film Festival takes place on the towns lakefront beach.  Films are projected onto a 35' x 35' screen placed atop a lake sandbar that's surrounded by water.  But don't get the wrong impression, crowds average only 500 filmgoers per night so there's still plenty of room to bring the family.  Sometimes the Northern Lights even make an appearance!


This year will be the first year that the Gimli Film Festival will host local music acts prior to films being show thanks to a partnership with Music Manitoba.  The fun just keeps getting better and better!  And speaking of fun, don't forget to visit the GFF Lounge open to patrons on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night.


Those who live in Winnipeg (or along the route) are invited to take the GFF Express Shuttle Bus which is free for GFF Pass Holders and only $10 return for those who are not - a total steal!


For more information, download the GFF Program or visit Gimli Film Festival.



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