Four new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Alex Hatz, Ryan Couldrey, Nauzanin Knight and Beth Wishart MacKenzie.
Santa’s Helper | Comedy, 9:58, English, ON, 2018 | Director: Alex Hatz
A down-on-his-luck elf must deliver a lump of coal on Christmas Eve to earn his way back into Santa’s good books but when an eight-year old girl, who’s definitely on the naughty list, catches him in the act the elf must find a way to escape by any means necessary.
The Trainee | Comedy, 7:15, English, ON, 2019 | Director: Ryan Couldrey
A gritty anti-hero’s interrogation of a criminal mastermind is derailed when her naïve sidekick arrives on the scene.
My Lyric I Never Knew
My Lyric I Never Knew | Drama, 9:08, English, AB, 2019 | Director: Nauzanin Knight
A young Indigenous singer decides whether or not to debut a song internationally that will expose her turbulent past and the adoption of her child.
From a Light Within
From a Light Within | Documentary, 10:22, English, AB, 2019 | Director: Beth Wishart MacKenzie
A heartwarming story of brotherly love at the darkest time of year.
Each year, despite his challenges, Bill decorates his house with Christmas lights. Memories of days gone by inspire and guide his work. This year Bill decorates with special purpose: his brother is coming!
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The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films added every week. Since launching in 2008, the festival has awarded over $125K to Canadian media artists. Over 1,000 films are available to watch in the archives.
The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Corus Entertainment, CBC Gem, Super Channel; Award Sponsors A&E Television Networks, Directors Guild of Canada; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.