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Monica Sanborn in still from On GirlsMonica Sanborn plays pregnant teenager Melissa Anderson in “On Girls,” showing October 30 at the Windsor International Film Festival.

Professor’s short film featured on festival playbill

A work by UWindsor professor Kim Nelson is on the opening program of the Windsor International Film Festival.

An associate professor in the School of Creative Arts, Nelson wrote and directed On Girls, a 15-minute film that will screen as part of WIFF Local Shorts collection at 8:05 p.m. Monday, October 30, in the Capitol Theatre. This will mark its Canadian premiere after showings in New York and Florida.

On Girls is about unplanned teen pregnancy and one young woman who has to face this situation alone,” Nelson says. “My hope is that the film sparks debate on many levels, from its characters and themes, to its mise-en-scène and structure.”

The cast and crew are largely UWindsor students and recent grads who filmed on campus and at Windsor Regional Hospital. School of Creative Arts professor Brent Lee composed the score.

Admission to the screening is $14; $9 for students. Learn more on the festival website.