Online Short Film Festival

  • Call for submissions
  • Canada

Website National Screen Institute

deadline: June 14, 2019

Submissions are now open for the National Screen Institute’s Online Short Film Festival. Films are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway until Friday, June 14, 2019.

Films that meet award criteria are eligible for the $1,250 A&E Short Filmmakers Award for best film.

NSI Online Short Film Festival winners receive a complimentary Friend membership for the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and are qualified to be nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (if award criteria are met).


Entries must be under 30 minutes – the shorter the better. Drama, comedy, animation, documentary, sci-fi, horror, music video and experimental are all eligible but must be made by a Canadian writer, director or producer. The festival accepts films released after January 1, 2014.

Films chosen during this call period will play in the NSI Online Short Film Festival from June 24 to September 13, 2019.

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About Us

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 programmed hundreds of films and awarded over $125K to Canadian media artists. Many of the 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 Sponsor A&E Television Networks; and Industry Partner the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.

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