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Matt Dionne is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada.

 

His films primarily fall into the comedy and drama genres—his dramatic films tend to explore themes related to sport, identity, and mental health through gritty realism, while his comedy films often still deal with serious subject matter, but in a much more witty and sardonic way.

The script for his short film, Athletic Withdrawal, won Best Concept at the 2023 Paperscreenplay festival, and was nominated for Best Dramatic Screenplay at the 2024 Niagara Canada International Film Festival; his pilot script Redwood State was a quarterfinalist in the 2020 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship competition.

His directorial debut, Athletic Withdrawal, won Best Drama at the 2023 Iconic Images Film Festival, Best Actress at the 2023 Carpe Diem Film Festival, Best Director at the 2023 International Motion Picture Awards, and Best Short Film at the 2024 Reels International Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Actress at the 2023 Chatham-Kent International Film Festival, Best Short Narrative at the 2024 ORION International Film Festival, and Best Drama at the 2024 Niagara Canada International Film Festival.

He has produced a trio of award-winning short films, including Out of the Equation, which won The BIFF Bison’s Choice Award at the 2024 Bloomington Indiana Film Festival, and Best Cinematography at the 2024 Niagara Canada International Film Festival.


As an editor, Matt has worked on numerous films, including Each Other, which won Best Short Drama at the 2023 Inside Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Short Drama at the 2023 Swedish International Film Festival, and The Package, which was nominated for Best Sci-Fi Film at the 2024 Niagara Canada International Film Festival. He also edited all four episodes of the second season of Sunshine City, which is available to stream on Bell Fibe TV.

He is a graduate of York University’s Screenwriting program, and the Toronto Film School’s Film Production program. 

He's a member of the award-winning production company, MARKD Productions; as well as co-founder of the Toronto-based production company, Pilgrimage Productions. 

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