Cover-Up by Spencer Ryerson + 2 more films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival

Three new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Spencer Ryerson, Leah Johnston and Petie Chalifoux.


Watch Cover-Up in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Cover-Up | Sci-fi/Horror, 18:10, English, ON, 2016 | Director: Spencer Ryerson

Following a violent incident, a young woman isolates herself in a cottage hoping to find peace. However, past traumas and insecurities resurface and haunt her with each passing day.

My Younger Older Sister

Watch My Younger Older Sister in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

My Younger Older Sister | Drama, 16:30, English, NS, 2015 | Director: Leah Johnston

A young woman enters a crisis on the eve of her 19th birthday as she realizes she’s about to out-age her older sister who died at 18.

Past Time

Watch Past Time in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Past Time | Drama, 10:00, English, BC, 2017 | Director: Petie Chalifoux

While on a hike Sage meets Nitanis, a beautiful young woman, and falls in love at first sight. Sage soon discovers that Nitanis is in fact a ghost – but his love for her compels him to seek the truth about her disappearance and murder to help her spirit complete the journey to the other side.

A story of love and its power to transcend time, space and even death.

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Call for films / submit by December 13

We’re accepting films through FilmFreeway until Wednesday, December 13, 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

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.

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