Three new films in this week’s NSI Online Short Film Festival from directors Candace Maracle, Pierce Csurgo and Catharine Parke.
Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her)
Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her) | Documentary, 16:49, English, ON, 2019 | Director: Candace Maracle
One woman’s journey from the depression that brought her to the brink of suicide, to the realization of her value as an Onkwehonwe woman and artist.
Takeoff | Drama, 10:01, English, ON, 2018 | Director: Pierce Csurgo
On the eve of his departure, an unhappy young man faces the explosive fallout his decision to travel causes in his relationship.
Lifelines | Drama, 8:30, English, BC, 2018 | Director: Catharine Parke
Overwhelmed by the trials and tribulations of high school, Arielle finds refuge in a dangerous habit – until her best friend discovers her secret.
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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.