November 16th, 2010

New Shortsnonstop $1500 TELUS Prize Winner

Toronto, November 16, 2010 — CFC (Canadian Film Centre) and SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival, presented by TELUS, announced today the 15th SHORTSNONSTOP prize winner along with the winner of the first Audience Award, sponsored by iThentic.  Currently celebrating its fourth anniversary, SHORTSNONSTOP is the year-round international short film competition showcasing short films produced for mobile and online platforms.  The festival awards a cash prize of $1500, thanks to TELUS, each quarter to the best short film selected by an international jury of experts. The next prize date is January 15, 2011.

Chosen from 10 finalists, the $1500 prize winner for this first round is Miguel Otalora from Columbia for “The Bet”, an absurd journey of blood and black humor that will end in the same place where it shouldn’t have started.

Otalora will be awarded $1500 and his 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 2011.

In addition, the first winner of the new Audience Award, sponsored by iThentic, is Jonathan Aube for his film Pocket Dial which garnered 354 votes during this prize period.  Pocket Dial, is an action-packed, 60 second short which pokes fun at cell phone pocket dialing and the ensuing confusion that can occur.  The Audience Award prize is an iPad and the contest will begin again with the upcoming prize period ending January 15th, 2011. Voting for the Audience Awards will continue one month past the deadline with the polls closing on February 15th.

Presented by TELUS, the SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival is a year-round film festival that viewers can experience anytime or anyplace.  An initiative of the Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, SHORTSNONSTOP accepts entries on an ongoing basis directly at its website –

The nine other finalists who will also benefit from TELUS’ promotion and distribution are:

All submissions can be viewed on as well as a select few that will be streamed on and distributed through its network of partners.