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NSI ACCEPTS MENNONITE JOKES
“That Mennonite Joke” official selection at 2017 NSI Online Short Film Festival
The National Screen Institute's Online Short Film Festival announces That Mennonite Joke as official selection in this year’s Festival by first time director Orlando Braun and produced by Jorge Requena Ramos. The film will start streaming on http://www.nsi-canada.ca/2017/09/that-mennonite-joke/ Monday, October 2, 2017.
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 $110K to Canadian media artists. Many of the films are available to watch in the archives.
Stand-Up Comedian Matt Falk takes us on a surprisingly funny and insightful journey through his Mennonite heritage to peek behind the veil and see the humour in That Mennonite Joke.
That Mennonite Joke was produced by Prairie Boy Productions for MTS TV Stories From Home, produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT [Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent] a division of Bell Media Inc., and with the participation of Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The film was the winner of the Stories From Home Pitch Competition at Gimli Film Festival 2014, and winner of BravoFACTUAL support. Drawing attention across North America, this journey has also been written about in Menno World Review and Canadian Mennonite.