Company
Questhaven Films
    Katherine Sainte-Marie is a writer/director who specializes in historical fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her work has played in festivals around the world, including genre fests such as Horrible Imaginings, FilmQuest, and the U.K.'s Starburst International. She won Showtimes Tony Cox Screenplay award at the 2021 Nantucket Film Festival for her short script, THE LITTLE MONSTER OF RAVENSWOOD MANOR. Her new film, THE DEVIL IN BITTER WOODS is currently on the festival circuit. This folk horror tale tells the story of a slow-witted man who meets the devil in the woods and tries to bargain for his life.
    Official Selection
    Hello Mr. Gurgles
    HorrOrigins Screenwriting Competition
    Tucson, Arizona
    2022
    Quarter Finalist (Top 10%)
    Hello Mr. Gurgles
    Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition
    West Hollywood, California
    2022
    Nominated: Best Short Film, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Terror in the Bay Film Festival
    Ontario, Canada
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Spooky Empire's Horror Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Dickens Horror
    Longmont, Colorado
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Louisville International Festival of Film
    Louisville, Kentucky
    2022
    Winner: Top Effects
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Carnival of Darkness: The Haunted Pamlico Film Festival
    North Carolina
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    HorrOrigins Film Festival
    Tucson, Arizona
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Shawna Shea Film Festival
    Massachusetts
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Spook Screen Film Festival
    Cork, Ireland
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Chicago Horror Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    2022
    Official Selection
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Catalina Film Festival
    Catalina Island
    2022
    Won: Honorable Mention. Nominated for 6 awards: Best Short Film, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Lead Performance, Best Supporting Performance, and Judges Choice
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    HorrorHound Film Festival
    Sharonsville, Ohio
    2022
    Nominated for Best Dark Drama
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Oregon Screams Horror Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    2022
    Winner: 4 Silver Telly Awards in- Drama, Directing, Writing, Sound Design
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    43rd Annual Telly Awards
    New York City, New York
    2022
    Finalist
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Etheria Film Festival: Genre Films Directed by Women
    Hollywood, California
    2022
    Winner: Platinum Remi Award in Short Subject Fantasy & Horror
    The Devil in Bitter Woods
    Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    2022
    Semi-Finalist
    The Real Winston
    Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
    Nashville, Tennessee
    2021
    Semi-Finalist
    The Little Monster of Ravenswood Manor
    WeScreenplay Shorts Contest
    2021
    Winner- Best Short Screenplay
    The Little Monster of Ravenswood Manor
    Nantucket Film Festival (Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition)
    Nantucket, Massachusetts
    2021
    Semi-Finalist (Top 5%. Top 50 out of 952 scripts)
    The Little Monster of Ravenswood Manor
    Killer Shorts Horror Short Screenplay Competition
    West Hollywood, California
    2021
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    2021
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Les Femmes Underground
    Los Angeles, California
    2021
    HPIFF Film Corner
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Highland Park Independent Film Festival
    Highland Park, CA
    2021
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Fixion Fantastic & Horror Film Festival
    Santiago, Chile
    2021
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    2021
    Best Fantasy Short
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival
    Uxbridge, MA
    2021
    Nominations- Best Score & Best Costume Design
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    FilmQuest
    Provo, Utah
    2021
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    San Diego Film Week
    San Diego, California
    2021
    Official Selection
    Night, Splayed Out
    Reels of the Dead at 'Days of the Dead Horror Con'
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    2020
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Veracruz Short Film Festival
    Veracruz, Mexico
    2020
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Reels of the Dead at 'Days of the Dead Horror Con'
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    2020
    Finalist
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Shiver International Film Festival
    Ontario, Canada
    2020
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Reels of the Dead at 'Days of the Dead Horror Con'
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    2020
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Monsters of Horror International Film Festival
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    2020
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Golden State Film Festival
    Hollywood, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Anti-Hero Genre Fest
    Burbank, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Indian International Short Film Festival
    West Bengal, India
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Austria International Film Festival
    Vienna, Austria
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Las Vegas International Film Festival
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Coronado Island Film Festival
    Coronado, California
    2020
    Nomination- Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Baltimore Next Media Webfest
    Baltimore, Maryland
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Buffalo Dreams Fantastic
    Buffalo, New York
    2020
    Runner up- Best Short Screenplay and Nominee- Best Actress in a Short Film
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
    Santa Ana, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Albuquerque Film & Music Experience
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    IFF On The Beach Bulgaria
    Tsarevo, Bulgaria
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Royal Starr Film Festival
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Women in Film and Media Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pensylvania
    2020
    Winner: Grand Prize Remi Award- Best Short Film + Special Jury Remi in Short Subject Fantasy & Horror
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    WorldFest Houston International Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Sonoma International Film Festival
    Sonoma, California
    2020
    Winner: Best Cinematography
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Starburst International Film Festival
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    2020
    Winner: Indie Spirit Award- Best Short Film
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
    Idyllwild, California
    2020
    Official Selection
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Beaufort International Film Festival
    Beaufort, South Carolina
    2020
    Official Selection. Nominated for Audience Choice Award
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Montevideo Fantastico Film Festvial
    Montevideo, Uruguay
    2019
    Winner: Best Fantasy Film
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Ahaheim International Film Festival
    Anaheim, California
    2019
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Reels of the Dead at 'Days of the Dead Horror Con'
    Chicago, Illinois
    2019
    Official Selection
    Lil' Roja N the Hood
    Ax Wound Film Festival
    Brattleboro, Vermont
    2019
    Winner: Grand Prize- Best Narrative Short
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Culver City Film Festival
    Culver City, California
    2019
    Winner 2 Awards: Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Design
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Los Angeles Cinematography Awards
    2019
    Winner 2 Awards: Best Costume Design and Best Original Score
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Indie Short Fest, Los Angeles International Film Festival
    2019
    Winner: Grand Prize- Best Short Film
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Louisville International Festival of Film
    Louisville, Kentucky
    2019
    Winner: Audience Choice Award
    Darling, Darling, Wendy
    Highland Park Independent Film Festival
    Highland Park, California
    2019
    Official Selection
    The Match Girl's Confession
    FantaSci Short Film Festival
    Florida
    2018
    Winner 4 Awards: Best Thriller Short, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Honorable Mention Actress
    Hemlock
    Creative Arts Film Festival
    2015
    Winner: Award of Merit
    Diaries from Wonderland
    IndieFest Film Awards
    La Jolla, California
    2015
    Official Selection
    Diaries from Wonderland
    GenCon
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    2015
    Official Selection
    Diaries from Wonderland
    LACinefest
    Los Angeles, California
    2015
    Official Selection
    Diaries from Wonderland
    The Online Film Festival (#TOFF)
    Online (May edition)
    2015
    Company
    Questhaven Films