John Watson

John Watson

Program Completed at the CFC

TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

Completion Year


Current Information

Current Company

Multimedia Film Festival of York Region

Current Title

Executive Director


I'm a Canadian Film Centre alumni who has been a multimedia producer since the inception of the social web. Branded across the internet as JDRW5, I've had experience producing professional and experimental digital content, independently and for global brands like Smirnoff, MTV Japan, and Christian Dior. 

It's my pleasure to have been appointed Executive Director of the Multimedia Film Festival Of York Region. 

I will be working to increase funding, programming, and engagement as the organization enters its fifth exciting year. My three year goal is to make this a financially sustainable social enterprise that strengthens the creative class and boosts the digital economy of the region.