Registration is now open for Gimli Film Festival’s (GFF) Manitoba Home Movie Archive – a project to help Manitobans transfer their historical home movies to digital for free and share their memories with the public.
GFF encourages any Manitoban with historically relevant home footage to submit to the project and contribute to their home movie archive. GFF’s goal is to gather, digitize and preserve Manitoba’s history. The project originally launched in spring last year during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A collection of the old films are available to view online. Some of the uncovered, never-before-seen images include the burning of St. Boniface Cathedral (1968) and the Royal Visit to Swan River, Manitoba (1970).
Registration is free and open now until the end of March.