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RBC Emerging Filmmaker Competition at Gimli Film Festival

Five Manitoba filmmakers will go head-to-head to pitch their projects to a jury of industry experts before a live audience at this year’s Gimli Film Festival. Manitoba filmmakers were invited to submit a written concept to apply to the competition and five Manitoba filmmakers have been selected to go head-to-head to pitch their projects to a jury of industry experts in front of a live audience.

On Screen Manitoba and the Gimli Film Festival are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s RBC $10,000 Emerging Filmmaker Competition:

Alan Wong – Dreams
Alex Ateah – Heel
Jackson Peters- Your Mileage May Vary
Justin Lamoureux – The Alligator: The Beast of Manigotogan River
Miles Crossman & Nicola Baldwin – If It Ain’t Got

The filmmakers will have three minutes to pitch their short film ideas to a panel of industry professionals in front of a live audience at the Gimli Theatre (74 2nd Ave, Gimli) on Saturday, July 29 at 10am. The pitch competition is free and open to the public and will run from 10:00 am to noon. The winning filmmaker will receive $10,000 to make their film courtesy of the RBC Emerging Artists Project, a mentorship with industry professionals from the National Screen Institute, a $2,500 gift certificate courtesy of William F. White and a premiere screening of their film at next year’s Gimli Film Festival.

The Gimli Film Festival runs July 26-30. For real-time updates of GFF schedule and news alerts, as well as direct links to online ticketing and film descriptions and trailers download the free app.