NSI Online Short Film Festival spring/summer film lineup revealed


The National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival has announced its new lineup of short films selected from a record number of submissions.

NSI programs the very best Canadian short films in its online festival that runs year round.

This new group of filmmakers is the first to be eligible for three cash awards: The Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award ($2,500), A&E Short Filmmakers Award ($1,250), and The Bite Comedy Award ($750).

The films selected to play in the festival are*:

June 4

Doll Parts (directed by Karen Lam, Vancouver, BC)
Not Over Easy (directed by Jordan Canning, St. John’s, NL)

June 11

Therapy (directed by Lisa Newell, Vancouver, BC)
OK TV (directed by Chris Deacon, Toronto, ON)

June 18

Rusted Pyre (directed by Laurence Cohen, Calgary, AB)
Lie Down and Die (directed by Kyle Sanderson, Toronto, ON)

June 25

Awkward (directed by Kellie Ann Benz, Vancouver, BC)
That’s Offensive (directed by Hot Thespian Action with Brad Crawford & Bryan Verot, Winnipeg, MB)

July 2

North American Perspective (directed by Brendon Sawatzky, Winnipeg, MB)
All Ah We (directed by Karen Chapman, Vancouver, BC)

July 9

The Exit (directed by E. Jane Thompson, Toronto, ON)
Torture (directed by Hot Thespian Action with Brad Crawford & Bryan Verot, Winnipeg, MB)

July 16

When Swallows Stop Singing (directed by Gilbert Kwong, Vaughan, ON)

July 23

Stimulus Package (directed by Mauri Bernstein, Vancouver, BC)
The Road Forward (directed by Marie Clements, Vancouver, BC)

July 30

We Are All One (directed by Danny Hoi-Wah Ho, Toronto, ON)
Transfusance (directed by Craig Benzan, Vancouver, BC)

August 6

Nede (directed by Izabela Ciezinska, Mississauga, ON)
Family First (directed by Chris Hanratty, Toronto, ON)

August 13

You Are So Undead (directed by Alex Epstein, Montreal, QC)
Teabagged (directed by Ryan LaVia, Thunder Bay, ON)

August 20

UR X Girlfriend (directed by Nathan Estabrooks, Ottawa, ON)
Black Moon (directed by Claire Bennett, Toronto, ON)

This marks the 15th official selection of films in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. A call for new submissions goes out four times a year.

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media, Program Partner Telefilm Canada, Comedy Award Sponsor GlassBOX Television Inc., Female Director Award Sponsor Shaw Media, Overall Best Film Award Sponsor A&E Television Networks, and Supporting Sponsor Netflix.

*Dates are subject to change

All media enquiries

Lauren MacDiarmid, Communications & Programs Coordinator
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: lauren.macdiarmid@nsi-canada.ca

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