Author Archives: Jaimz Asmundson

Call for submissions: The Barry Lank $1,500 Memorial Award

The inaugural Barry Lank Memorial Award is presented by DOC Manitoba and the Winnipeg Film Group, in conjunction with the annual Gimme Some Truth Festival. The award is given to those who have shown exemplary work in the social awareness / social justice film genre as showcased in a particular documentary film. It is named in honour of Barry Lank csc, a Winnipeg-born film director and producer. The award recognizes a documentary that embodies Barry’s dedication to the craft and passion for storytelling. Deadline: March 6, 2021

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Temporary Closure due to COVID-19 Restrictions

Dear friends of Cinematheque, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, in response to the Provincial Health orders today, Cinematheque will be suspending all public activities and we will temporarily close our theatre. If you’d like to continue to support us during this time, please …

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Gimme 10 in 30! Doc Challenge

Cinematheque’s Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival returns for its 12th edition this winter with a new look and a brand-new documentary filmmaking challenge in partnership with DOC Manitoba! Instead of the usual 5-day festival in November, we are stretching things out …

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Jazz Film Fest (Oct-Nov 2020)

In collaboration with Jazz Winnipeg, the Cinematheque presents a series of award winning jazz music docs available in theatre and at home!

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Architecture + Design Film Festival (Sep 16-20, 2020)

Now in its ninth year, the Architecture + Design Film Festival (A+DFF) presents critically acclaimed films focusing on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life and covering a range of design-oriented topics from architecture and urban design to graphics and product design.

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We’re Back! Cinematheque re-opens August 14th

We’re so excited to see you all again and can’t believe our theatre has been dark for nearly 5 months. On Friday, August 14th we’re firing up the projector and you’ll once again be able to bask in the glow of our silver screen! There are some changes that we want you all to be aware of before joining us again to watch great cinema.

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Solidarity Statement from Cinematheque

Cinematheque stands in complete solidarity with Black, Indigenous and other POC and minority groups in Winnipeg, Canada and around the world. The deaths of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Eisha Hudson and many, many others at the hands of the police …

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Everything’s on Sale! (Now until June 30, 2020)

For the month of June, we are offering some deep Winnipeg discounts on some amazing items for yourself of that special cinephile in your life.

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What We’ve Been Watching

What have the Cinematheque staff been watching while in isolation? Quite a bit! Here are a few of our suggestions on what to watch.

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Introducing Cinematheque at Home!

With COVID-19 closing down many independent theatres across North America, Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque has banded forces with several film distributors to offer a new virtual streaming option so you can enjoy watching movies from the comfort of your home. …

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