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NSI ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS, NEW CASH AWARD FOR BEST DOC

NSI ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS, NEW CASH AWARD FOR BEST DOC

Above: Home directed by Athena Han, the most recent winner of the A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film

$4,750 in cash awards are available to be won through the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. Short films are being accepted from now until Monday, September 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. CST.

NSI is pleased to partner with Blue Ant Media on a new cash prize: the $1,500 Blue Ant Media Documentary Award which will be presented twice a year. Read more about the awards.

Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award, the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award and the $1,000 Shaw Media Fearless Female Director Award. These awards are presented four times a year.

Submit your film.

Entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length and, in many cases, the shorter the better (really!). 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 festival accepts films released after January 1, 2010. There is no submission fee. Films must be available online (YouTube or Vimeo) for viewing by the selection committee.

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films added every week.

All NSI Online Short Film Festival winners receive a complimentary Friend membership for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

The NSI Online Short Film Festival is made possible through the support of Festival Partner Telefilm Canada; Supporting Sponsors Netflix, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media and the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation; Award sponsors A&E Television Networks, the Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, Shaw Media and Blue Ant Media; and Industry Partner Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.

All media enquiries

Laura Friesen, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 204.957.2999 or email: laura.friesen@nsi-canada.ca

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