Above: Kristina Mileska, most recent winner for her directing skills in Asteroid
To mark International Women’s Day, we’re giving a shout out to these talented, award-winning directors who’ve received the Corus Fearless Female Director Award (along with a link to their winning film, if available to watch online).
Kristina Mileska – Asteroid (also above)
Molly McGlynn – Given Your History
Leah Johnston – Some Things Won’t Sleep
Kate Yorga – When It Is Dark
Athena Han – Home
Emily Jenkins – The Path
Lindsay MacKay – Clear Blue
Juliette Gosselin and Florence Pelletier – My Black-Capped Angels
Brianne Nord-Stewart – The Provider
June Chua and Christine Alexiou – Travels With My Brother
Call for films / submit by March 24
Whether you’re a female director or not, we want your short films. We’re currently accepting film submissions for the NSI Online Short Film Festival through FilmFreeway until Friday, March 24, 2017.
Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award, the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award and the $1,000 Corus Fearless Female Director Award. These awards are presented four times a year. The $1,500 Blue Ant Media Documentary Award is presented twice a year. Read more about the 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.