Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn

Program Completed at the CFC

Cineplex Entertainment Film Program (Directors' Lab), Short Dramatic Film Program

Title of CFC Production Involved In


Completion Year

2012, 2013

Current Information


Stephen Dunn is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre and Ryerson University’s Film Program. His thesis film, LIFE DOESN’T FRIGHTEN ME, starring Gordon Pinsent, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and has won numerous awards, including the Student Visionary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and Best Live Action Film at the TIFF Student Film Showcase. Dunn is the youngest filmmaker ever selected for the TIFF Talent Lab where he won two TIFF RBC INTERNATIONAL EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARDS for his film, SWALLOWED. In 2009 Dunn attended the Cannes Film Festival - Short Film Corner with his film, THE HALL, where film critic Roger Ebert highlighted Dunn as an upcoming filmmaker to watch. Dunn is currently developing his first feature, CLOSET MONSTER, with Niv Fichman at Rhombus Media.