Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Month: The Path + Mimi and Me

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’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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Emily Jenkins won the Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award for The Path back in 2014. And at the beginning of this year, actress Patti Allan won the Brian Linehan Actors Award for her role in Mimi and Me.

The Path

Watch The Path in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

The Path | Comedy, 15:00, English, ON, 2013 | Director: Emily Jenkins

When people stop dying from cigarettes, a marketing prodigy rebrands the nicotine patch to become the new death drug.

Mimi and Me

Watch Mimi and Me in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

Mimi and Me | Comedy, 15:13, English, BC, 2013 | Director: Marly Reed

A teenage wallflower turns to her hard-drinking, shut-in grandma for sex advice.

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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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