Send us your shorts! Win up to $4,500 through the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Short filmmakers – you could win up to $4,500 in prize money through the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. Submissions are being accepted until Monday, April 1, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. CT.

Get the digital submission form and details here.

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films online each week.

Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $2,500 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award, $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award, and the $750 Bite Comedy Award. Awards are presented four times a year. Read more about the awards.

The shorter the film, the better – entries cannot be longer than 30 minutes. Drama, comedy, animation, short documentaries, sci-fi, horror, music video and experimental films are all eligible and must be Canadian. There is no submission fee. Films must be available online for viewing by the selection committee. DVD submissions will NOT be accepted.

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

All media enquiries

Lauren MacDiarmid, Communications & Programs Coordinator
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email:

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