Gimli Film Festival 2021

Shorts #0: Friendly Manitoba

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9 films in package
Consumption Falls
Someone else's problem.
Riverside Queerness
Three storytellers navigate the muddy waters of Manitoba's history, where truth is blurred by the powerful currents and imposing weather.
Mansanas
A optimistic Filipina woman who has just immigrated to Canada is excited to try an Apple for the first time. Similar to her experiences as a new immigrant, the apple isn't what she expected.
Heart of the Melt
The Heart of the Melt is a fresh perspective on the rites of spring and self-discovery. This short documentary film explores how nature can be a conduit for understanding family history.
Preaching to the Perverted
A dreamy day in the life. A choose your own adventure anything goes mystery grab bag. Experience laughs, love, lust, loss.
frenchie
A thirteen year-old francophone girl struggles to find her own identity within the inevitable influence of the English language.
Honey Dill Sauce
A cacophonous study of a condimate unique to Manitoba: Honey Dill Sauce.
Ma Nishma Manitoba? (What’s Up Manitoba?)
From challah to immigration to the wandering Jew, Ma Nishma Manitoba is a mid-length documentary that explores Manitoban Jewish stories of identity and history.
Shorts #0: Friendly Manitoba (MB150 Commissioned Films)
FRIENDLY MANITOBA presents a diverse and eclectic vision of Manitoba's collective self-consciousness, as told by a motley crew of Manitoba's finest. Who will complete their films to premiere at this year's Gimli Film Festival? Well you'll have to tune in to find out, because WE don't even know at this point.


GFF is proud to present the first-ever collection of short films commissioned by the Gimli Film Festival, in celebration and reflection of MB150. Eleven short films by local filmmakers were commissioned by GFF in late 2019, with the support of MB150, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Thomas Sill Foundation and the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. The films were initially destined to screen as part of the 20th annual GFF in 2020. But fate had other plans...


FRIENDLY MANITOBA presents a diverse and eclectic vision of Manitoba's collective self-consciousness, as told by a motley crew of Manitoba's finest. Who will complete their films to premiere at this year's Gimli Film Festival? Well you'll have to tune in to find out, because WE don't even know at this point.


The completed films will kick-off the 21st annual Gimli Film Festival via free live stream on Monday, July 12, 2021 (all live stream content available on GFF's Homepage). The films will also be available to Passholders and Individual Ticket Buyers on GFF On Demand for the entire duration of the Festival, July 12-25.


THE FILMS:

1. Consumption Falls, dir. Mike Maryniuk

2. Riverside Queerness, dir. Eric Plamondon

3. Mansanas, dir. Erin Hembrador

4. Heart of the Melt, dir. Marc Greene

5. Preaching to the Perverted, dir. Karen Asher

6. frenchie, dir. Elena Sturk Lussier

7. Honey Dill Sauce, dir. Ryan Steel

8. Ma Nishma Manitoba? (What’s Up Manitoba?), dirs. Sara Bulloch & Johanna Reimer-Henteleff

"Everyone already knows the story" - Shirley Eng. A cacophonous study of a condimate unique to Treaty One. A free jazz pandemic grocery store explosion. A look into the DNA of Manitoba's culinary oddity - Honey Dill Sauce.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    2 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Director
    Ryan Steel