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Three Manitoba-Made Films Appearing at NSI Film Fest

January 26, 2011 6:51 AM | Entertainment

Three Manitoba-made films have been selected to appear at the NSI Online Short Film Festival in the coming weeks.

Hosted by Canada’s National Screen Institute, the film festival features 100% original Canadian films, with new titles being added weekly.

  • “Aerial Artistry” is directed by Talia Pura of Stonewall, and follows Pura’s grace, agility and strength of her aerial talents as she soars, swirls and dives high in the air, suspended on two slender lengths of fabric (selected for Code Motion Pictures as part of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics).
  • “Choir Boy Lucky” is directed by Ruth DeGraves of Winnipeg and is a documentary revealing the background of a Métis man who has formed a most unusual and unique choral ensemble.
  • “Tutulung an Kita” (I’ll Help You) is directed by Fernando Dalayoan of Winnipeg and features two Filipino Canadians helping each other at a bus stop but develop a connection that goes beyond their cultural ties.

This is the tenth official selection of films in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. New films are called for four times a year.

All films are automatically eligible for the A&E Short Filmmakers Award of $2,500.

The submission deadline for new films is Friday, March 4, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Films must be no longer than 30 minutes. Drama, comedy, animation, short documentaries and experimental films are all eligible and must be Canadian.

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