Atlantic Filmmaker Focus - Short Film Face-Off


The Atlantic Film Festival is a champion of Atlantic Canadian filmmakers. In keeping with this promise, every month we will be profiling some of the most incredibly talented people in the filmmaking industry today.

This month, we look at the three Atlantic Canadian filmmakers who are competing in this year’s CBC Short Film Face-Off.

The winning director of Short Film Face Off will receive a production deal worth $40,000 towards their next film.

Glen Matthews 
From: Born in Halifax, raised in Lunenburg.
Currently Residing: Halifax
Short Film Face-Off Film: ROOM SERVICE (Competing August 24th)
Synopsis: A woman confronts her husband's mistress in a motel room with unexpected results...
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Stephen Dunn
From: St. John’s, Newfoundland
Currently Residing: Toronto / St. John’s
Short Film Face-Off Film: LIFE DOESN'T FRIGHTEN ME (Competing August 31st)
Synopsis: On the eve of her thirteenth birthday, Esther Weary must come to terms with the realities of becoming a woman with her well-meaning grandpa and his pet pug.
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Jonathan Watton
From: Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Currently Residing: Toronto
Short Film Face-Off Film: THE PAMPELMOUSSE (competing August 17th)
Synopsis: An introverted young woman in search of the Mona Lisa encounters a suicidal Quebecois man who pursues her through a museum and out into the streets.


Please support these Atlantic Canadian filmmakers.

Congratulations to Jonathan Watton, Glen Matthews and Stephen Dunn, and good luck!