Bait by Melanie Oates + 2 more films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival

Three films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Melanie Oates, Joe Cobden and Leah Johnston.


Watch Bait in the NSI Online Short Film Fest

Bait | Drama, 8:21, English, NL, 2014 | Director: Melanie Oates

Tommy volunteers to be Amelia’s bait boyfriend, but in the game they’re playing it’s not so clear who the bait really is and who they’re actually trying to catch.

Vive La Canadienne

Watch Vive La Canadienne in the NSI Online Short Film Fest

Vive La Canadienne | Comedy, 3:20, English, ON, 2012 | Director: Joe Cobden

The man holds the purse while the woman beats up the bullies, set to the original Canadian national anthem, Vive La Canadienne: in praise of Canadian women.

Some Things Won’t Sleep

Watch Some Things Won't Sleep in the NSI Online Short Film Fest

Some Things Won’t Sleep | Drama, 10:56, English, NS, 2014 | Director: Leah Johnston

Anika and her husband have the perfect marriage. Or so it seems.

But flashes from a gruesome future scene seem to hint that something is about to go terribly awry. When a secret is revealed and the marriage begins to fall apart, Anika attempts to do the most horrific thing possible to salvage her relationship. Unfortunately, some secrets won’t stay buried for very long …

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Call for films / submit by June 17

Films are now being accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway until Friday, June 17, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

If your film is programmed, you have a chance of winning up to $4,750 in cash awards. We accept films released after January 1, 2011.

Your film must be less than 30 mins long. Drama, comedy, animation, documentary, sci-fi, horror, music video and experimental are all eligible and must be made by a Canadian writer, director or producer.

Submit your film

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The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Breakthrough Entertainment; Award Sponsors A&E Television Networks, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; Corus Entertainment and Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

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