Matthew Avery Berg
Director & Filmmaker


Matthew Avery Berg is a director & filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. He began directing student films on the Universal backlot when he was in the fifth grade. At 16, Matthew made the student short Aqua Rasa, which went on to win awards and play at festivals like Cinequest. Upon graduating from Harvard Westlake, Matthew directed Accomplice, a sci-fi short that included 30 + cast & crew members. Marked is Matthew's most recently completed short about the impossible feat of moving on from the past starring veteran actor Eric Roberts.

Festival Selections & Selected Awards

Marked (as of Aug.18th 2022)

Chicago International Film Festival

BeyondFest *screening sponsored by Shudder & presented by Final Draft

Mill Valley Film Festival

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival


LA Shorts Fest

Foyle Film Festival

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival

Worldfest Houston Gold Remi Winner for Directing

Rhode Island International Film Festival Semi-finalist

San Diego International Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival

USA Film Festival Finalist

Woods Hole Film Festival


Nightmares Film Festival

SENE Film Festival

Salem Horror Fest

Dam Short Film Festival

Fargo Film Festival

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 

Beverly Hills Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival


Dances With Films

Film Shortage *Best Pick of the Month

Catalina Film Institute Short Film Grant Winner ($10,000) 

FilmQuest *Winner of Best Youth Film

NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth)


HollyShorts Monthly Screenings 

San Francisco Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival * Winner of an Award of Meritorious Appreciation

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival * Winner of Best Short Film

Beverly Hills Film Festival

Paris Animation Awards

Aqua Rasa

Cinequest Film & VR Festival 

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