Three films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Lina Roessler, Maria Sant’Angelo and Israel Ekanem.
Winter | Drama, 6:30, English, ON, 2015 | Director: Lina Roessler
Ten-year-old Farzin and his little sister Gita try to make sense of their mother’s passing and their new home in Canada shortly after the Iranian Revolution in the early 1980s.
Upon discovering their first snowfall, they uncover the harsh reality between truth and imagination.
Mrs. Krantz Bakes Great Cookies
Mrs. Krantz Bakes Great Cookies | Comedy, 9:56, English, ON, 2017 | Director: Maria Sant’Angelo
A dark comedy exploring a day in the life of an abused woman who has a break with reality.
We Watched the Clouds Form Shapes
We Watched the Clouds Form Shapes | Drama, 4:05, English, NS, 2016 | Director: Israel Ekanem
A couple spend the day together and end it watching the clouds.
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Call for films / submit by December 13
We’re accepting films through FilmFreeway until Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
If your film is programmed, you have a chance of winning over $3K in cash awards. We accept films released after January 1, 2012.
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.