Katarina is a writer, editor, curator and producer with over a decade of experience in the Canadian film industry and the genre film world and a several feature film producing credits to her name. Katarina’s love of film was cemented at the age of 15, when her father snuck her into a 18+ TIFF Cinematheque screening of Alain Resnais’ Last Year at Marienbad. Both amazed and confounded by what she saw on screen, Katarina knew she had found an art form that would never cease to excite and inspire her.
Katarina’s writing has appeared in many online and print film publications and non-fiction essays have been published in the Coach House Books anthologies The State of the Arts: Living with Culture in Toronto, and The Edible City: Toronto’s Food From Farm to Fork. One of her short stories was published in the book of modern fables, The Lion and the Aardvark, from Stone Skin Press.
Katarina produced and directed the short documentary Torontopia, in 2005, and in 2018 will be directing her first narrative short.
Since 2007, she has also worked with REEL CANADA, an organization dedicated to introducing students to the power and diversity of Canadian film through hundreds of annual one-day film festivals. Over the years, Katarina has been in charge of Festivals, Operations and Special Projects at REEL CANADA, and she is currently Manager of National Canadian Film Day – Canada’s first national cultural celebration.
In her former life as an independent musician, she’s proud to have recorded a Peel Session with legendary BBC DJ John Peel, with her band The Barcelona Pavilion.