How To Festival

GFF – A Unique Experience

No other film festival on earth can boast the same ambiance as the GFF, featuring the best in Canadian and international film on an 11-metre, beach front screen rising out of Lake Winnipeg. Our beach screenings are always free, as are the added attractions of northern lights and spectacular stars (on the screen and in the sky)!  The 4 indoor venues are within easy walking distance of each other, and showcase the absolute best in features, docs and shorts from Canada and around the world.

Outdoor Beach Screenings – What to Bring

Screenings start after sunset, but it’s a good idea to arrive early. Most importantly, bring your friends and family, along with a blanket and (low) chairs. A little bug stuff might not hurt, either.

For more info about the Roger’s Cinema Under the Stars click here.

Indoor Venues

You’ll be happy to hear that all the indoor venues are air-conditioned. Bring your passes and/or film tickets, along with your Festival program, and arrive in plenty of time.

New 2014     Ensure you have a seat at your favourite film!

Individual tickets: 50% of film tickets can be individually pre-purchased or ordered with your pass in July (watch website for dates when individual tickets are on sale).

  • Tickets must be ordered/purchased by 5 pm, the day before the screening.
  • For pass holders, you must show your pass with your ticket to enter theatre.
  • No sharing of passes as your pass will have your picture on it!
  • Please be seated 15 mins before show time. We will fill all seats if you are a no show or late.

Rush seating for the casual GFF film fan!
Minimum of 50% of film tickets are on sale at door or for pass holders as walk ups.

  • Once ticket holders are seated, walk up ticket sales will begin.
  • Pass holders line up with ticket buyers – first come, first served.
  • We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before film screening.

Single tickets are $10 each – cash only unless otherwise posted.

Where do I get my Festival passes, GFF program or tickets?

The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) box office opened July 1, at the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre, 1 Centre Street in Gimli, Manitoba. The box office is set in a beautiful park like setting overlooking the Gimli Harbour and the Gimli Harbour stage.

The GFF Box office will be open in it’s new home on weekends and holidays from noon – 4 pm.

As of July 14, the box office will be open daily from 10 am – 5 pm.

In Winnipeg, passes can be purchased Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm at On Screen Manitoba, 100 Arthur Street. (note On Screen Manitoba will be closed Monday, June 30th & Tuesday, July 1st)

Passes can also be purchased by phone 204.642.8846 or drop by GFF office weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm until July 11, suite 100 – 94 1st Street in the Waterfront Centre, Gimli.


There are three types of passes available and quantities are limited.

  • Super Pass  – $100

Access to all films plus the 3 hospitality events. Only 100 Super Passes available.

  • Film Pass –  $75

Access to all films. Only 100 Film Passes available.

  • Inside The Industry  – $55

Inside the Industry sessions and workshops for July 24. Only 50 Industry Passes available.

Are the films rated?

Yes, the films are rated by the Manitoba Film Classification Board. If there isn’t a rating in this program, there will be one available at the screening.