Andrea Conte is a writer and documentary filmmaker with a focus on character-driven stories of current social challenges, politics, and justice. 

He also creates branded content for non-profits, public health, and social innovation organizations as the sole proprietor of Upon A Time Films. He is an alumnus of the Doc Institute Breakthrough Program, and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival's Documentary Channel Accelerator Program.

He's fluent in French, English, and Italian and holds graduate degrees from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and the Degroote School of Business at McMaster University.





2016 Toronto Smartphone Film Festival

Best Canadian Film, The Echoes of Chloe Cooley


2016 Mirror Mountain Film Festival

Best Local Film Nomination, The Echoes of Chloe Cooley


2016 TV Ontario Short Doc Competition

Finalist, The Echoes of Chloe Cooley


2015 Ottawa Independent Video Award Nominations

Best Director, Documentary, Henny's Opus In B Minor 

People's Choice Award, Henny's Opus In B Minor


2015 Indiana Short Film Festival

Audience Award for Documentary, Henny's Opus In B Minor 



HotDocs-Manifesto Pitch Summit Winner 

In August 2014, the HotDocs Doc Accelerator Program and the Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture brought together emerging filmmakers, producers, and industry professionals to help kick-start new projects.

Elders On Ice Floes was judged and awarded best pitch by programmers of Hot Docs, TIFF, and Ogilvy & Mather. 


Awesome Foundation Award

"September 2013's Awesome Ottawa award goes to Andy Conte to support the production of a very personal film, Elders On Ice Floes (formally known as The End of Your Tale), about death and our culture of dying."