Chosen from 10 finalists, the $1500 prizewinner for this round is Linzi Knight of Canada for the film The Gay Who Wasn’t Gay Enough, which is billed as a “recruitment mockumentary.” Directed by Knight and written by Lino DiNallo, the video features real-life players from Toronto's Muddy York rugby team. Inspired by true stories from the players, the video offers a refreshing take on common perceptions of what being gay means.
Knight's film will be made available to TELUS’ wireless, ADSL and TELUS TV Video-On-Demand clients and at the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival awards pre-show in June 2012.
This year marks the end of Telus’ four-year sponsorship of ShortsNonStop. During its sponsorship over 20 filmmakers from 7 countries have received awards. “Thanks to Telus’ support, many hundreds of short films have been showcased providing a critical online outlet for emerging filmmakers,“ said Eileen Arandiga (pictured), Director of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival.
In addition, the winners of the new iThentic Audience Award were announced. They are Sandra Loke of Canada for her film Gotcha and Rebecca Norris and Kevin Resnick of the USA with for their film Toasted. Due to a voting deadline extension, two winners were determined and will receive an iPad and an Apple gift Card respectively.
Presented as an initiative of iThentic, the contest will begin again with the upcoming prize period ending April 15th, 2012.
The nine other finalists who will also benefit from TELUS’ promotion and distribution are:
Karen Abad of the USA for the film Adventure Glue
Steve Bookbinder of ENGLAND for the film Gary and Gail
Sean Breathnach and Richard Walsh of IRELAND for the film The Party
Olive Girling of ENGLAND for the film Stuck in the Mud
Luis Mieses of SPAIN for the film The Fixer
Freddy Rabbath of the USA for the film Inventory
Jordan Schmetzer and Sean Burns of the USA for the film The Pizza Boy
Jasleen Sethi of ENGLAND for the film Scenes From A Journey Home
Forest Zhu of CANADA for the film Cross
The ShortsNonStop Mobile Movie Festival is a year-round film festival that viewers can experience anytime or anyplace. ShortsNonStop accepts entries on an ongoing basis directly at its website.
All submissions can be viewed there as well.
The Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival is the leading venue for the exhibition and promotion of short film in North America and is one of the premier short film festivals in the world.
iThentic is an online and mobile video content company dedicated to bringing the best in independently produced video online and wireless platforms.