Two new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Philip Leung and Zlatina Pacheva.
The Suitcase | Drama, 10:57, Mandarin with English subtitles, ON, 2016 | Director: Philip Leung
A mother from rural China must calm her daughter over the phone as she is smuggled to Canada in a suitcase. As her daughter confronts airline attendants, guard dogs and baggage handlers from within the suitcase, the mother paints a rosy picture of her daughter’s surroundings in order for her not to panic.
This live action/animated film deals with the resilience of immigrants and the lengths they go through to establish a better future for their family.
The Artisan | Comedy, 3:00, English, BC, 2016 | Director: Zlatina Pacheva
A man pursues his life’s ambition … in other people’s houses.
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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 and Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.