Daniel Stedman

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Daniel Stedman
Born Maine, United States
Occupation Publisher
Known for Owner and Co-founder of The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine and Northside Festival

Daniel Stedman is a multi-award-winning film director, producer, writer, and owner and current president of The L Magazine,[1] Brooklyn Magazine, BAMbill, Taste Talks, SummerScreen in McCarren Park, and the Northside Festival.


Stedman received a degree in physics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.[2] He currently lives in New York City, and has had poems published in the Paris journal Kilometer Zero.[2]



His short film Celebration received recognition,[3] and allowed him to be the youngest filmmaker ever invited to the Berlin International Film Festival.[4] His work became recipient of multiple awards, most notably a Teddy Award by an independent jury at the 2002 Berlin International Film Festival.[2][5][6] His work has played at numerous international film festivals,[7][5][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16] including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.[17]

More recently, both Stedman and his cousin Aron Epstein acted in and co-directed his film The Moth and the Firefly.[18] Inspired by the New York City blackout of 2003,[19] the animated short film had its world premiere at the San Joaquin International Film Festival in May 2009.[20] It won 'Bronze Palm' at the Mexico International Film Festival.


He is co-founder and current president of The L Magazine,[1] and runs the web site Yourlocal.com.[21] When first launched in 2003, The L Magazine had a heated rivalry with the New York Press. This was settled when Jeff Koyen, editor-in-chief of New York Press met with Scott Stedman, editor-in-chief of The L Magazine and brother of Daniel Stedman, for a one-on-one charity boxing match on October 29, 2003.[22]

He is the owner and president of Brooklyn Magazine, founded in 2010.[23]


His first children's book "The Moth and the Firefly" (ISBN 9780985647711) was published by Barnes and Noble on 5/16/2012 [24][not in citation given]

His series of chess poems were published in Paris by Kilometer Zero in 2003.[citation needed]


Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b Prato, Cate Coulacos (June 15, 2003). "Brothers Don't Rest on Their Laurels". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2002 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin" (PDF). telefilm.gc.ca. Telefilm Canada. p. 16. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  3. ^ Hays, Matthew (January 3, 2002). "A different Celebration: Daniel Stedman’s short is invited to the prestigious Berlin Film Fest". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2008-05-16. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  4. ^ Dezell, Maureen (February 22, 2002). "Wellesley Filmmaker Wins a Teddy Award". Boston Globe. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  5. ^ a b c "Side by Side International Film Festival: Films: Teddy Award Winners selection". Side by Side International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Canadian cinema in the spotlight" (PDF). page 6. Telefilm Canada. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  7. ^ Foster, Catherine (May 11, 2002). "'Celebration' Continues for Wellesley Filmmaker". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-01. [dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Avignon Film Festival 2002 winners". avignonfilmfest.com. Avignon Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  9. ^ "Portland LGBT Film Festival" (PDF). Portland LGBT Film Festival. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival". Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  11. ^ "2002 Woodstock Film Festival". Woodstock Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  12. ^ "2009 Philadelphia Film Festival". Philadelphia Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  13. ^ "2002 Virginia Film Festival". Virginia Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  14. ^ "2002 Atlanta Film Festival". Atlanta Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  15. ^ "Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival". New England Film. Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  16. ^ "2004 Out Takes Lesbian & Gay Film Festival". Out Takes Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2009-09-23. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  17. ^ "2009 Mediawave Film Festival". Mediawave Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  18. ^ Ryzik, Melena Z. (August 13, 2004). "A Year After the Big Blackout, a Film Festival Flickers to Life". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  19. ^ "The Moth and the Firefly - Interview with Aron Epstein and Daniel Stedman at Philadelphia Cinefest". streettalkin.com. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  20. ^ "The Moth and the Firefly". San Joaquin International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  21. ^ "whois search for YourLocal.com". domaintools.com. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  22. ^ Son, Hugh (November 2, 2003). "Rags Tag Each Other for Charity". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-07-02. [permanent dead link]
  23. ^ http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110306/SUB/303069968
  24. ^ "The Moth and the Firefly by Daniel Stedman, Aron Epstein, Crystalle Lacouture". barnesandnoble.com. Retrieved 2017-02-19. 
  25. ^ "2002 Berlin International Film Festival". Berlin International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 

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