Canadian short filmmakers have the chance to win up to $3,000 in cash awards through the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. Short films are being accepted from now until Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. CST.
The NSI Online Short Film Festival is a year-round Canadian short film showcase with new films added every week.
Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award, $750 Bite Comedy Award and the $1,000 Brian Linehan Actors Award. These awards are presented four times a year. Read more about the awards.
All NSI Online Short Film Festival winners will receive a complimentary Friend membership for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.
Entries must not exceed 30 minutes in length and in many cases the shorter the film, 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, 2009. 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 made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor Shaw Media, Festival Partner Telefilm Canada, Supporting Sponsors Netflix, Entertainment One, Super Channel, Corus Entertainment, Blue Ant Media, Overall Best Film Award Sponsor A&E Television Networks, Actors Award Sponsor The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation, Comedy Award Sponsor Blue Ant Media and Industry Partner Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.