Three new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Matthew Campbell, Jonathan Audette and Ryan Kayet.
Grocery Store Action Movie
Grocery Store Action Movie | Comedy, 10:00, English, BC, 2016 | Director: Matthew Campbell
Alex is in the express checkout lane at the grocery store when he realizes with horror that he’s forgotten the all-important crackers. With his dinner guests already on their way over, Alex must risk life and limb to achieve the impossible: locate the salty snacks before losing his place in line.
A hilarious send-up of action movie clichés created by and starring three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning sketch duo Peter n’ Chris.
A Bone to Pick With You
A Bone to Pick With You | Drama, 10:30, French with English subtitles, QC, 2015 | Director: Jonathan Audette
After receiving his father’s bequest, Luc has difficulty with his roommates accepting a new knick-knack in the living room.
Interview | Drama, 19:42, English, ON, 2016 | Director: Ryan Kayet
Rik’s spent the last few years toiling at inadequate firms and he’s desperate to work for a notable company. He finally catches a break when his cousin secures him an interview with her boss, Colin. However, when the interview begins it’s clear that Colin has something else planned for Rik.
Interview is a galvanizing short film where a traditional meeting quickly descends into a tense confrontation around privilege, race and the power of words.
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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).
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.
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.