Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Month: Seconds, House For Sale + Why I Fired My Secretary

The Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award ($1,000) recently returned to the awards offered by the NSI Online Short Film Festival.

The award is presented to the best film by a female director four times a year.

To celebrate the return of the award, we programmed 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.

This is the last week. Next week we’ll be back to our regular schedule with new films.

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Jordan Canning won the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award for Seconds back in 2013.

Seconds

Watch Seconds in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Seconds | Drama, 5:00, English, ON, 2012 | Director: Jordan Canning

The disremembered details of a man’s life flash before his eyes as he chokes to death on a piece of meat.

House For Sale

Watch House For Sale in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

House for Sale | Drama, 18:00, English, QC, 2012 | Director: Eisha Marjara

A stranger shows up at a suburban house that’s for sale, but not to buy the house.

Why I Fired My Secretary

Watch Why I Fired My Secretary in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Why I Fired My Secretary | Comedy, 8:30, English, BC, 2008 | Director: Brianne Nord-Stewart

George is not the man he used to be. His lanky strut lacks the swagger it had before the grey hairs and the divorce papers. Left and right, George is slighted by his colleagues.

Even Jenny, his secretary, dismisses this mouse of a man. Today George realizes that even his own instincts are out to get him.

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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 NetflixEntertainment 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.

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