December 16th, 2011

Third iThentic Audience Choice Award Winner

Toronto, December 16, 2011 — CFC (Canadian Film Centre) and SHORTSNONSTOP Mobile Movie Festival, presented by TELUS, announced today the 19th SHORTSNONSTOP prizewinner along with the winners of the fifth Audience Choice Award, sponsored by iThentic.  Currently celebrating its fifth 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.

This year marks the end of Telus’ four-year sponsorship of SHORTSNONSTOP during which time 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, Director of the CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival.

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, a humorous look at the process of coming out and prevailing stereotypes in every day activities.

Linzi will be awarded $1500 and her 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.

In addition, the fifth winners of the new iThentic Audience Award 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 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 –

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

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