The award is presented to the best film by a female director four times a year.
To celebrate the return of the award, we’re programming a month of our favourite films by talented female directors. They’ve all been in the NSI Online Short Film Festival and some have won awards but all are totally worth seeing again.
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The following two films deserve to be watched together.
Let it Out! is a fascinating documentary about the making of Patricia Chica’s short film Ceramic Tango (second below).
THE Richard and Holy Scar are two fetish icons and best friends in real life. After being cast in Patricia Chica’s film Ceramic Tango, they embark on what seems to be the most challenging adventure of their careers.
The boys have no previous acting experience in a mainstream movie and are expected to render highly dramatic performances in only two months. Their intense training takes its toll and becomes more a journey of self-discovery where issues from the past are confronted and possibly resolved.
How will this experience transform their lives and relationship? Let it Out! presents a story of empowerment and self-expression told through the art of film.
Let it Out!
Let it Out! | Documentary, 27:40, English & French (with subtitles), QC, 2013 | Director: Laura Antohi
Ceramic Tango | Drama, 9:57, English, QC, 2013 | Director: Patricia Chica
A stealthy killer waylays and torments a young man who has hit emotional rock bottom. A modern-day cautionary tale that incites viewers to pause and think about the fragility of life.
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The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media; Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Netflix, Entertainment One and Super Channel; Award Sponsors Blue Ant Media, A&E Television Networks and The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; and Industry Partner Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.