Three new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Anna Sikorski, Randy Brososky and Joseph Covello.
W-A-L-K | Comedy, 10:47, English, QC, 2015 | Director: Anna Sikorski
A delightful variation on a road movie, W-A-L-K follows preteen Clara as she embarks on a mission to master the art of walking in high-heeled shoes.
Taking place in Montreal during a hot and lazy summer day, Clara’s ambitions for feminine glory are complicated by the fact that it’s also her turn to take Eddie, the poorly-trained family dog, on his daily w-a-l-k. They set off together on a suburban adventure rife with disapproving adults and the ever-present stress of running into other dogs.
The film explores the transition from childhood to adolescence and how it can be at once both confusing and wonderful.
Recruiting Hell | Comedy, 10:29, English, AB, 2016 | Director: Randy Brososky
Caught between a visionary director and an impossible-to-please client, our creative director tries desperately to hold everything together while helping the executive demons of Hell LLP – the universe’s oldest, darkest and, possibly, most dysfunctional corporation – try to assemble their own ‘brilliant’ recruitment video.
Away From Here
Away From Here | Drama, 16:28, English, ON, 2015 | Director: Joseph Covello
Trapped in a sleepy, industrial town, angst-ridden teenager Calvin must decide whether to leave home with his best friend Jessie or stay to support his family.
Taking place over one night, this coming-of-age film explores Calvin’s search for freedom, testing his commitment to family, friendship and love.
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Call for films / submit by March 24
Films are now being accepted through FilmFreeway until Friday, March 24, 2017.
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, 2012.
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.
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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.