Katherine Elisabeth Clark (writer/director) is a filmmaker who resides in Philadelphia, PA. Her work explores the internal journeys of characters, and touches the boundaries between fantasy, myth, imagination, and reality.
Her short film BETA PERSEI was awarded the Directorial Discovery Award at the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Short at Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, and nominated Best Short at Toronto's Female Eye Film Festival. Katherine has also participated in Creative Lab Hawaii's Writer's Immersive Lab, a year-long development and mentorship program, with her feature screenplay POLOLIA.
Katherine is active in the Philadelphia region as an arts supporter and promoter. She is the co-founder of PopUp Anthology, a Trenton, NJ-based organization dedicated to supporting the voices of local, independent filmmakers. In addition to her work to support local filmmakers with PopUp Anthology, she has twice served as a judge at the Westfield International Film Festival, and has led panels on Social Issue Filmmaking at Trenton Film Festival.
Since 2017, she has worked with Theatre Philadelphia, a marketing and leadership organization supporting theatre across the Philadelphia region. With Theatre Philadelphia, she organizes the annual Philly Theatre Week, highlighting over 80 theatre companies and artists and 250 performances in a 10-day period, as well as the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre Ceremony and Celebration, re-granting over $100,000 to individual artists and companies.
Katherine earned her M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia College Chicago, and her B.A. from UNC Asheville.
Her latest short film, Ways to Look at the Moon, was completed in November 2018.
Best Sci-Fi/Horror
Beta Persei
Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival
Jim Thorpe, PA
2018
Official Selection
Beta Persei
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival
Philadelphia, PA
2017
Official Selection
Beta Persei
Newtown Theatre
Newtown, PA
2017
Nominated Best Short
Beta Persei
Female Eye Film Festival
Toronto, ON
2017
Official Selection
Beta Persei
Philly Film Showcase
Philadelphia, PA
2017
Official Selection
Beta Persei
New York City Horror Film Festival
New York City, NY
2016
Official Selection
Beta Persei
Brightside Tavern Film Festival
Jersey City, NJ
2016
Official Selection
Beta Persei
Another Hole in the Head
San Francisco, CA
2016
Directorial Discovery Award
Beta Persei
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, RI
2016
College
UNC Asheville
Major in Communications, Major in Literature; Minor in Studio Art
College
Columbia College Chicago
MFA in Film Directing
Birth City
Charlotte, North Carolina
Current City
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender
Female