Special call for Manitoba-only short film submissions for the Gimli Film Festival 2013


Manitoba short filmmakers – you could win up to $2,000 in prize money at the Gimli Film Festival which takes place from July 24 to 28. Submit your film – which must have been completed after January 1, 2012 – through the National Screen Institute. Submissions are being accepted until Wednesday May 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. CT.

Get the submission form and details.

NSI has partnered with the Gimli Film Festival to deliver seven hours of shorts programming for their annual festival in Gimli, Manitoba, 90 kilometres north of Winnipeg.

Six hours of programming, including comedy, drama, animation, documentary and more will be selected from the NSI Online Short Film Festival archives.

The seventh hour will be exclusively Manitoba films made up of submissions received as part of this call.

Entries cannot be longer than 30 minutes – the shorter the better. Drama, comedy, animation, documentary, sci-fi, horror, music video and experimental films are all eligible.

Films must be produced by Manitoba filmmakers, completed after January 1, 2012 and have not previously been programmed at the Gimli Film Festival. There is no submission fee. Your screener must be available online for the jury to review. DVD submissions will not be accepted.

Two $1,000 audience awards are up for grabs – the Shaw Media Audience Choice Award for Best Canadian Short Film, and Shaw Media Award for Best Manitoba Short Film.

About the Gimli Film Festival

The Gimli Film Festival, now in its 13th year, showcases features, documentaries and shorts from Manitoba, Canada and the world, that promise informative, fascinating and riveting entertainment. In addition to the indoor venues, the popular, free on-the-beach screenings will be back for 2013. Gimli, Manitoba is located about 90 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on the west shore of Lake Winnipeg.

About the National Screen Institute

The National Screen Institute is renowned for having given many emerging filmmakers, television writers and producers their first breaks, and for providing training and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, NSI Drama Prize, NSI New Voices, NSI Features First, NSI Lifestyle Series Producer, Movie Central Script to Screen and NSI Aboriginal Documentary. NSI also offers national exposure through the NSI Online Short Film Festival and provides vast resources and support to those in the film, television, and digital media industry at nsi-canada.ca.

National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) operates with ongoing funding from Core Funders: Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council; Benefactors: Shaw Media and Telefilm Canada; Patrons: CTV and the CTV/CHUM Benefits and Corus Entertainment; Builders: RogersThe Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and NBCUniversal; Contributor: Women in Media Foundation; Friends: ZoomerMediaBlue Ant MediaManitoba Liquor & Lotteries and APTN.

All media enquiries

Chris Vajcner – Director, Communications & Revenue Development
Tel: 204.957.2998 or email: chris.vajcner@nsi-canada.ca

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