Katherine Elisabeth Clark (writer/director) resides in Philadelphia, PA. Her short films have screened at Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (Directorial Discovery Award), Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival (Best Sci-Fi/Horror Short), Female Eye Film Festival (nominated Best Short), Another Hole in the Head, Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, and New York City Horror Film Festival, among others. Katherine has been a fellow in Creative Lab Hawaii's year-long Writers Immersive Program.
Katherine also works to increase visibility in local and regional arts. She is the co-founder of PopUp Anthology, a Trenton, NJ-based organization dedicated to supporting the voices of local, independent filmmakers. With PopUp, she has organized and curated screenings to feature dozens of regional filmmakers, and has partnered with local organizations such as Artworks Trenton, Trenton Film Society, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Acme Screening Room, Hopewell Theater, in addition to Full Spectrum Features in Chicago.
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. She has also been involved with the Chicago International Children's Film Festival and Facets Multimedia.
Since 2017, she has worked at Theatre Philadelphia to organize and promote the annual Philly Theatre Week, highlighting over 80 theatre companies and 300 performances in a 10-day period, in addition to the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre Ceremony and Celebration, re-granting over $100,000 to individual artists and companies.
Her work explores the internal journeys of characters, and touches the boundaries between fantasy, myth, imagination, and reality.
Katherine earned her M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia College Chicago, and her B.A. from UNC Asheville. She has also attended Masaryk University to conduct research on the Czechoslovak New Wave. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Her latest short film is Ways to Look at the Moon.