Three new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Christopher Beaubien, Courtney Verwold and Alexandre Gougeon.
Socket | Sci-fi/Horror, 21:12, English, BC, 2016 | Director: Christopher Beaubien
Darlene Hicks, a doctor working in a medical clinic, reaches out to Errol Cloutier, a professional photographer who visits her clinic, to validate her as an artist.
Once Errol tactlessly dismisses her artwork, Darlene exercises a long-term revenge that escalates into an all-out war.
Of Tides / To Distill
Of Tides / To Distill | Experimental, 15:20, English, BC, 2017 | Director: Courtney Verwold
An experimental film in five parts that challenges expectation in form, utilizing visual economy to interact with critical concepts.
To exploit beauty and grimness.
To mend conflicts in growth and decay.
To objectify pathos, laugh with it, and love it dearly.
I Am the Wolf
I Am the Wolf | Documentary, 16:34, English, ON, 2016 | Director: Alexandre Gougeon
Arthur Biyarslanov’s family sacrificed everything to give him a better life in Canada. Now his focus is to repay them by standing on the Olympic podium.
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Call for films / submit by March 12
We’re accepting films through FilmFreeway until Monday, March 12, 2018.
If your film is programmed, you have a chance of winning over $3K in cash awards. We accept films released after January 1, 2013.
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.