Cast

Host

Steve Patterson •  @patterballs

There are few Canadian comedians working today with a more familiar face and voice than Steve Patterson. Best known to hundreds of thousands of Canadians as the host of CBC's comedy hit The Debaters, it is as an international headlining stand-up comedian where Steve Patterson shines brightest. For over a decade, Patterson has performed annually in nationally televised comedy festival galas. He's the recipient of two Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Male Stand-up, in 2013 and 2011. Last year, Patterson embarked on his first solo stand-up theatre tour across Canada in his one-man show, "This Is Not Debatable."

Besides Short Film Face Off, Patterson has utilized his trademark wit as host of the Canadian Comedy Awards (2011) and the industry gala nights for both the Geminis (2011) and Canadian Screen Awards (2013).

Panelists

Eli Glasner •  @glasneronfilm

Eli Glasner is a national arts reporter and film critic for CBC News. Each Friday his film reviews can be seen on CBC News Network as well as being featured on CBC radio programs coast to coast. Reporting on arts and entertainment has taken him from the northern tip of Moosonee, Ontario to Hollywood Boulevard and the Oscars red carpet.

Eli graduated from York University with a BFA in film and a focus on screenwriting. His favourite movies are Brazil, Baraka and Brick and that's just the B's.

Mohit Rajhans •  @mohitsmovies

With over a decade of experience in Film and Television, Mohit Rajhans has a unique mix of business and creative skills that have helped to shape several companies in Canada. He is currently a Director of Programming for Cineplex Digital Media.

Now in his 5th season as a Panelist on Short Film Face Off, Mohit was also recently featured as the co-host of the national telecast of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards Green Carpet and moderator at last years Toronto International Film Festival.

Mohit is also the founder of Filmi, the Toronto South Asian Film Festival, now in its 17th year. He also recently hosted the EnRoute Film Awards for Air Canada, Miss India Canada and continues to host a variety of screenings,panels and workshops around the city.

Nadia Litz •  @NadiaLitz

Nadia Litz decided to become a filmmaker after she was represented as an actress at the now defunct Propaganda Films - a film collective that included Spike Jonze, Steven Soderbergh and David Fincher.

Litz is an alumni of York Cinema Studies, Extensions, CFC, Berlinale Talents, TIFF Talent Lab, and TIFF Screenwriting Lab. Her short film How To Rid Your Lover Of A Negative Emotion Caused By You! played overtwenty festivals internationally including TIFF, Cannes (Short Film Corner), MIFF, CurtaCinema, Brooklyn Film Festival and Austin’s Fantastic Fest’s where it won Best Short.It was included on David Eggar’s curated short film quarterly Wholphin alongside worksof Jay Duplass and Sean Durkin.

Her feature script for The People Garden won the audience award at the TIFF Screenwriter Lab, was shot in Canada and Japan and is being released in 2016. It stars Dree Hemingway, Francois Arnaud and Pamela Anderson.

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