Magic Mushrooms by Sean Wainsteim + 2 more films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival

Three films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Sean Wainsteim, Orlando Braun and Eric Jean.

Magic Mushrooms

Watch Magic Mushrooms in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Magic Mushrooms | Drama, 8:20, English, ON, 2016 | Director: Sean Wainsteim

In a wry reflection on gender identity and sexuality, when an awkward teenage boy and his crush magically switch bodies after taking mushrooms, he discovers that attraction is more complicated than he thought.

That Mennonite Joke

Watch That Mennonite Joke in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

That Mennonite Joke | Documentary, 19:16, English, MB, 2016 | Director: Orlando Braun

Comedian Matt Falk is on a quest to craft the most hilarious act in history. To do that, he must go on a comedic walkabout through his Mennonite heritage.


Watch Testament in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Testament | Drama, 14:30, French with English subtitles, QC, 2016 | Director: Eric Jean

A young woman brings us into her wild and fantastic world as she realizes her death is imminent.

This film is adapted from the novel Testament, written in urgency by the Canadian author Vickie Gendreau at the age of 23 after learning she was suffering from an incurable cancer.

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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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