Deco Dawson

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Deco Dawson is a Canadian experimental filmmaker.[1] He is a two-time winner of the Toronto International Film Festival Award for Best Canadian Short Film, winning at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival for film(dzama)[2] and at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival for Keep a Modest Head,[3] and was a shortlisted Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Short Documentary for the latter film at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards in 2013.[4]

In his early career, he was also a regular collaborator with Guy Maddin, with whom he was credited as editor on The Heart of the World and Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary.


  1. ^ "Going behind the scenes with filmmaker Deco Dawson". CBC News Manitoba, November 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Deco Dawson repeats as TIFF best short film prize winner". Playback, September 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "2012 Toronto International Film Festival Awards Announced; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK and SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS Among Winners". Collider, September 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Introducing the Canadian Screen Awards, and their 2013 nominees". Maclean's, January 15, 2013.

External links

  • Official website
  • Deco Dawson on IMDb

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