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Awards

AFI Fest

2012 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Live Action Short Film
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (2012)

Athens International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Golden Athena
Best Picture
Closet Monster (2015)

Atlantic Film Festival

2015 Won
Atlantic Canadian Award
Best Atlantic Director
Closet Monster (2015)
Best Atlantic Screenwriter
Closet Monster (2015)

Cleveland International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
New Direction Competition
Closet Monster (2015)
2013 Won
Best Student Short Film
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (2012)

FilmOut San Diego, US

2016 Won
FilmOut Festival Award
Best First Narrative Feature
Closet Monster (2015)

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

2016 Won
Jury Award
Best Feature
Closet Monster (2015)

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

2016 Won
Jury Award
Best Feature Film
Closet Monster (2015)

Munich International Festival of Film Schools

2012 Won
Arte Short Film Award
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (2012)

Savannah Film Festival

2014 Won
Best Supernatural Short
We Wanted More (2013)

Sundance Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Short Film Grand Jury Prize
m4m (2015)
f4m (2015)
m4f (2015)

Sydney Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Closet Monster (2015)
5th Place

Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

2016 Won
Best Canadian Film or Video
Best Candian Feature
Closet Monster (2015)

Toronto International Film Festival

2015 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
Closet Monster (2015)

"For its confidence and invention in tackling the pain and yearning of the first love and coming of... More

"For its confidence and invention in tackling the pain and yearning of the first love and coming of age of a young gay man in Newfoundland, the jury recognizes the remarkable artistry and vision of first-time feature director Stephen Dunn for Closet Monster."

2010 Won
RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award - Honorable Mention
Swallowed (2010)
Won
RBC Emerging Filmmaker Award - Fan Favorite
Swallowed (2010)

Toronto Student Film Showcase

2012 Won
Grand Jury Prize
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (2012)

Tribeca Film Festival

2013 Won
Student Visionary Award
Life Doesn't Frighten Me (2012)

Jury Comments: "Life Doesn't Frighten Me is a sweet coming-of-age story that displays its writer/... More

Jury Comments: "Life Doesn't Frighten Me is a sweet coming-of-age story that displays its writer/director's unique voice through humor, drama and whimsy, in a way that brings true depth to his charming yet conflicted characters. Effortlessly shifting from comedy to drama, this work definitely showcases a young director with a skilled hand and a bright future ahead of him."


YoungCuts Film Festival

2012 Won
Festival Prize
Best Canadian Film
Swallowed (2010)

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