Winnipeg Crankie Festival

Founded in 2018 by Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous, with the support of Artfest and Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, CrankieFest features nightly weekend shows and daytime programming, all geared towards family and audience participation. The festival celebrates crankies, which are the forerunner of modern film, and combines visual art, music and the written word to create an interactive experience for all ages. It is one of only a handful in North America celebrating crankies and the art of storytelling within one festival.

The 3rd annual edition will be held on November 6-8, 2020 on various online live streaming platforms, and will be a fundraiser for Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous.

We are very pleased to welcome the West End Cultural Centre as a new festival partner and venue.

Stay tuned for the festival line-up and schedule coming soon!

"Congrats on making Winnipeg the Crankie Capital of Canada!"

Sue Truman

"We loved every minute of the time we were there. It was just wonderful... so much talent... Thank you so much again for inviting us. It was quite a privilege to be part of such a wonderful show."

Edward & Gillian Campbell

"It's hard to imagine how Crankie Fest could have been-or could be made to be-much better than it was, given the attributes and restrictions of the site and tireless energy of the organizers. I want to commend the organizers and the volunteers. There were a lot of moving pieces to this weekend event, confined to a relatively small space, and it seemed to all come off seamlessly.”

Bruce Steele

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Phone: (204) 480-3380
Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889
Fax: (204) 786-6259

Winnipeg Crankie Festival
137 rue Walnut Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 1P2

Toll-free: 1 (866) 925-6889

Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew and Dakota peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis nation. We have produced thousands of concerts across Canada, a land home to well over 600 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.