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The highly-anticipated Gimli Film Festival will now be more interactive and accessible to more people than ever before.

Photo by Lana Brown Photography, @lainabrown

Situated on the shores of Lake Winnipeg, Gimli, Manitoba is home to one of Canada’s only summer film festivals. For its 20th anniversary celebration this year, the Gimli Film Festival is moving completely online. With over 130 films available for streaming, organizers haven’t sacrificed entertainment, engagement or interactivity with this brand new format.

Festival director Aaron Zeghers said he believes the festival will put Manitoba on the map of celebrated international film festivals across the country.

“We’re a province that flies under the radar. We’re really looking forward to people being exposed to the festival and being able to promote our incredible Manitoba talent,” he said.

Listen to this podcast about how the organizers made the transition online, and how emerging filmmakers are using the platform to showcase their work.

Photo by Lana Brown Photography, @lainabrown