The Global Audience Choice Award for best Manitoba short film ($1,000) went to Dion Telesky for his film The Floor and best Canadian short film ($1000) went to Curtis Mandeville for Against the Grain – The Legacy of the Indian Residential School System.
This year, NSI partnered with Gimli Film Festival to deliver the Best of the NSI Online Short Film Festival as part of the short film programming.
Selected from the NSI Online Short Film Festival archives, the six hours of programming included comedy, drama, animation, documentary, sci-fi/horror and indigenous films. A seventh hour featured an all-Manitoba program of films by local artists.
Launched in 2008, the NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films online every week.
Films screening at Gimli Film Festival were eligible for two $1,000 audience awards – the Global Winnipeg Audience Choice Award for best Canadian short film, and Global Winnipeg Audience Choice Award for best Manitoba short film.
Congratulations also go to NSI New Voices grad and current NSI staff member Trinity Bruce who picked up a prize for his film Welcome To Matheson Island as part of the G.I.F.T (Growing Interlake Film Talent) short film contest.