Payment by Matthew Kowalchuk + 1 more film in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival

Two new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Matthew Kowalchuk, and Reni Walker and Sydney Tam.


Watch Payment in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Payment | Comedy, 7:47, English, BC, 2015 | Director: Matthew Kowalchuk

Shelley and Stefan are trapped in a parkade and about to miss her sister’s wedding.

After exhausting their options, trying numerous machines and methods of escape, they learn they are the masters of their own demise.

Produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent), a division of Bell Media Inc.


Watch Roomies in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Roomies | Comedy, 14:15, English, ON, 2016 | Directors: Reni Walker, Sydney Tam

When strange things start happening in his apartment, a young man reaches out to a psychic only to find something he didn’t even know he was missing.

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Call for films / deadline this Friday, Sept. 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).

See the most recent winners.

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 OneSuper ChannelCorus EntertainmentBlue Ant MediaThe Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Breakthrough Entertainment; Award Sponsors A&E Television Networks, The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation and Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

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