About Us

SFE celebrates the motion picture arts, producing an annual film festival and a series of educational and entertaining film-based events throughout the year.

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 September 9-10,  2016

Now in it's third year, the Shelburne Film Expo brings the best of local and international filmmakers to Nova Scotia.

In 2015, SFE hosted the
34th Asbury Short Film Concert , New York's longest running short film showcase to Shelburne's Osprey Arts Centre.   SFE  also produced the second annual Get Your Shorts On” Competition, a short film contest designed to promote the work of Nova Scotian filmmakers.   In 2016, we will repeat the format with all new films and filmmakers.


In addition, SFE will conduct the second annual Shelburne Film Camp (SFC), a week long introduction to all aspects of professional video production.  Check out our 2015 film camp productions here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM-FLA0_hVRihs-ljb3-yzQ


NEW for 2016  "SFE at the Movies"  SFE will present new and classic movies at the Osprey Arts Centre.


The Founders:

“Come from away” (but here to stay) producers, Marta and Rob Stork wanted to spotlight the beauty and creativity that are so abundant on Nova Scotia's south coast and the town of Shelburne in particular.   And because they love movies (and popcorn), the choice was clear: Create a year round celebration of the motion picture arts (and serve popcorn)!  So whether you're from here or away, we invite you to enjoy what Shelburne Film Expo has to offer.


Rob Stork is an Emmy winning creator, writer and producer with over 20 years experience in film and television production, including primetime, documentary, public affairs and children's categories.  Rob's work has appeared on PBS, Discovery Channel, Showtime Networks, and Disney Channel among others.


Marta Stork was a Vice President of a promotional advertising company she co-founded.  She was responsible for concept, design and manufacture of promotional products  for many fortune 500 companies, including Coty, Philip Morris, Estee Lauder, Brown-Forman and others.


Advisory Board:

The Shelburne Film Expo is proud to ​note the following professionals ​that make up our advisory board. They represent a broad range of experience, from business to not for profits, from teachers to filmmakers. We are grateful to have the benefit of their expertise.


Adelard “Ed” Cayer:  Local resident, global citizen, environmental development investor and advisor, educator, publisher, and author with work experience in 98 countries.


Dillon Garland:  A recent graduate of Barrington High and the Centre for Arts and Technology in Halifax, Dillon has gone on to direct numerous award winning short films as well as music videos of The Town Heroes, The Stanfields, Natalie Lynn, Samantha Power and more. Dillon's music video “New York City” won the Peoples Choice Music Video of the Year at the 2014 ECMA's.


Cheryl Graul:  A freelance photographer with a concentration in the music business,  Cheryl's work has been featured in ads and published in numerous regional and national magazines.  Cheryl is also an award winning studio and jazz musician who plays Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Flute and Piano.  Cheryl is an active member of the Mersey Band and teaches music composition, voice and piano as well as photography.


Willa Magee:  Co-founder of the Shelburne County Women's Forum in 1998 and two “Women in Business” trade shows in Shelburne, Willa is currently President of Ocean Produce International.


Helen Potgeiter:  Helen has spent the last 20 + years in the tourism industry – first as a tourist and later as owner/operator of a B&B and now Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals, one of the premier property management and cottage rental companies on Nova Scotia's South Shore.


Errin Williams Spidle:  Errin founded and has grown the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song into a highly successful and nationally renowned music festival, now in its ninth year.