Two films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Mayumi Yoshida and Dominic Poliquin.
Akashi あかし | Drama, 10:00, English, BC, 2017 | Director: Mayumi Yoshida
Kana, a young woman from Japan, is pursuing her career in North America and has adapted to her new environment. However, her new lifestyle has made her emotionally distant and she can’t seem to sustain a long-term relationship.
Her mother calls, informing Kana that her grandmother has passed away. As Kana returns home to pay her respects, she begins to recall her most intimate conversation with her grandma. She tells Kana that her marriage was far from ideal and, to Kana’s surprise, grandma reveals a secret which changes Kana’s attitudes on relationships.
Memories and the funeral force Kana to look inside herself and examine her own life.
Forces | Drama, 8:26, English, QC, 2016 | Director: Dominic Poliquin
An intense bromance between a gay football player and a straight soldier; a reflection on friendship and masculinity.
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Call for films / submit by September 8
Films are now being accepted through FilmFreeway until Friday, September 8, 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.
All NSI Online Short Film Festival winners receive a complimentary Friend membership for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and non-acting award winners are qualified to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (if award criteria are met).
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.