Growing Interlake Film Talent (G.I.F.T.)


Video Contest

The Gimli Film Festival (GFF) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Interlake Tourism Association (ITA). Funded by an endowment from the Interlake Development Corporation and various municipalities in the Interlake, Growing Interlake Film Talent (G.I.F.T) is a new contest for Interlake residents. We are hoping to grow a database of videos, which will be made available to Interlake Tourism and to Interlake municipalities in order to assist them with their tourism promotion and advertising campaigns.

Show us what makes the Interlake so special to you! Is it a town, a park, a lake, one of our rivers; the people, share your story on video.

Send us your five minute film or video which promotes a town, park, road, lake, river etc in the Interlake and you may be eligible to win the first place cash prize of $250.00. The top 3 finalists will be chosen and their video will be shown at the 13th edition of the Gimli Film Festival on Sunday, July 28th.

Do YOU have a special place in mind you can’t wait to share with the rest of the world? Then sendus a five-minute video. Who knows…it may go viral.

Your video can be a drama, comedy, experimental, animation, music video or a short documentary but it must be appropriate for a family audience and it must be made in the Interlake.

Videos will be judged on two main points; pure cinematic quality and the effectiveness with which it captures and communicates the essence of the Interlake. The decision of the jury will be considered final.

Because of the screening opportunity you will need to think carefully about the possible rights involved in your project – music, title, story, copyright, life rights, trade marks, logos etc.

ELIGIBILITY: Videos may be no longer then five minutes in length
DEADLINE: The video must be received by Friday, June 28th, 2013 and the winners will be notified on or before July 12th, 2013.
AWARDS: First Place – $250.00, 2nd Place $150.00, 3rd Place $100.00
SUBMISSION: Please download and complete the submission form thru the Forms page located on our Home page.