Leaving Turtleford by Ron Kennell + 4 more films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival

Five new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Ron Kennell, Kenneth J. Harvey, David Lester, Anita Abbasi and Martin Baena, and Zlatina Pacheva.

Leaving Turtleford

Watch Leaving Turtleford in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Leaving Turtleford | Drama, 19:44, English, NS, 2017 | Director: Ron Kennell

Eugene Tippler breaks free from his shell and goes on an adventure to keep a promise and find the worth of a beloved family heirloom.

Sometimes the biggest journeys start with the smallest trip.

It Was Sunny the Day I Killed Her

Watch It Was Sunny the Day I Killed Her in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

It Was Sunny the Day I Killed Her | Experimental, 15:00, English, NL, 2014 | Director: Kenneth J. Harvey

A woman falls in love with a perverse, manipulative man who nurtures the deviance in her until she is jilted and seeks revenge. But on whom?


Watch Alison in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Alison | Drama, 13:00, English, ON, 2016 | Director: David Lester

In this poignant snapshot of the modern relationship, a dysfunctional night with his girlfriend challenges Jay to evaluate whether the rewards of intimacy and commitment are worth the complicated baggage that comes with.

The Talent Scout

Watch The Talent Scout in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

The Talent Scout | Drama, 11:30, English, ON, 2015 | Directors: Anita Abbasi, Martin Baena

A waitress stuck in a dead-end job meets a travelling talent agent looking for Hollywood’s next big star – the only catch is she’s got to cough up some dough for the audition, which is being held at a dingy motel just outside of town.

The Things I Couldn’t Say

Watch The Things I Couldn't Say in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

The Things I Couldn’t Say | Drama, 10:46, English, BC, 2016 | Director: Zlatina Pacheva

Zoe and Chris are at the same party. When they find themselves alone all they can seem to talk about is their most recent failed relationships.

As the night wears on, and the discussion digs deeper, the two realize that sometimes it’s easier to tell the truth to a stranger than a lover.

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Call for films / submit by June 12

Films are now being accepted through FilmFreeway until Monday, June 12, 2017.

If your film is programmed, you have a chance of winning over $3K 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.

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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