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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Gimli Film Festival 2005

Well, the festival went well, all things considered, though I lost my cell phone on the beach (I have some leads though, should get it back next week). I didn't have time to keep doing my updates. I am in Northwestern Ontario at the moment & on a slow Internet connection.

The final day was fun, lots of people packed in for the Winnipeg Film Group shorts. The only damper came when Daniel Eskin's wonderful film The Salt Pillar crapped out on me, the screening copy's sound went screwy so I couldn't really show the film. My apologies to Daniel Eskin, whom I will email when I am back in town & able to email (no contact info here with me). I was very disappointed since Dan is a friend of mine & his film is one of my favourite films to be made in Winnipeg in a long while.

After the screening my friend Patrick & I went to a great restaurant called the Beach Boy where I got a stellar pickerel dinner & ate it on the beach while watching a film. It was good but distracting when the Icelandic Festival started shooting off fireworks over Lake Winnipeg, nearby. After that we went to Matthew's cabin for the afterparty which was fun. I would have liked to stay longer but my girlfriend was waiting for me & I was missing her, I don't get to see her often because she lives in Saskatchewan & didn't want to stay out too late since she was down for a visit.

Matthew set fire to a stuffed beaver which I took some photos of, will upload such things at a later date. I also recorded the tale of the burning stuffed beaver which was quite interesting, on my newish digital camera.

Barely had time to catch my breath before leaving the city with my girlfriend & visiting with her family & then coming home to visit with mine. I will be back into town next week. Then I have a scant three weeks to pack & do all my preparations to move. Well, wish me luck. I'm off to sleep & more adventures in the lovely land near Lake of the Woods.


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