Katharina Stieffenhofer is a Winnipeg documentary filmmaker, with a passion for ecological agriculture, healthy communities and social justice.
Her love of Nature and appreciation of farmers is rooted in her childhood & youth growing up on a mixed family farm on a Rhine island in Germany and expanded when her parents immigrated to Canada to become grain farmers in Southern Manitoba.
Katharina obtained a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba (1996) and exhibited nationally and internationally during her 16-year visual art practice.
In 2001 she began working in the Manitoba film industry and has worked on ~ 45 films in various capacities in the art department, most notably as Art Director on Guy Maddin’s “My Winnipeg”.
“…And This Is My Garden”, 2010, was her first documentary film about a school gardening project in Northern Manitoba, which empowered the students with the skills to grow their own food sustainably in their own backyards.
The film has screened widely and won the following awards:
Most Inspirational Film Award, EcoFocus Film Festival, Athens, Georgia, USA
Audience Award – Inspiring Lives, Princeton Environmental Film Festival, Princeton, NJ, USA
Honourable Mention – 2011 Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival, Houston, TX, USA

“From Seed to Seed”, 2017, her feature-length documentary about the growing momentum of ecological agriculture, follows a group of small and large scale farmers for a season of blending age old traditions with cutting edge science.
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
Gödöllő
2019
Winner: «Civil Eye» Award
FROM SEED TO SEED
ARC FILM FESTIVAL
Mainz
2019
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Ozark Foothills FilmFest
Locust Grove, AR
2019
Nomination Best Feature Documentary
FROM SEED TO SEED
Central Alberta Film Festival
Red Deer, Alberta
2019
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Port Townsend Film Festival Focus: Women & Film
Port Townsend, Washington State
2019
Winner: Best Feature Film 2019, Honorable Mention
FROM SEED TO SEED
ELEMENTS Film Festival
Vancouver, B.C.
2019
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
16th World Film Festival
Tartu
2019
Winner: Best of the Fest
FROM SEED TO SEED
13th Annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Golden, Colorado
2019
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Green Bay Film Festival
Green Bay, Wisconsin
2019
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Frozen River Film Festival
Winona, MN
2019
Finalist Best Feature Documentary
FROM SEED TO SEED
11th International Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival 2018
Kuala Lumpur
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Friday Harbor Film Festival
Friday Harbor, Washington
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
DEVOUR! Food Film Festival
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
St. Cloud Film Festival
St. Cloud, Minnesota
2018
Winner: Best Feature Documentary
FROM SEED TO SEED
Seneca Film Festival
Watkins Glen, NY
2018
Winner: Best Environmental Film
FROM SEED TO SEED
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival
Ridgefield, CT
2018
Finalist Jury Award
FROM SEED TO SEED
18th Kansas International Film Festival
Kansas City - Overland Park
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
BIFED- Bozcaada International Festival of Ecological Documentary
Bozcaada
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
West Virginia FILMmakers Festival
Sutton, West Virginia
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Science Film Festival 2018, Goethe-Institut, Bangkok
Bangkok
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Yellowknife International Film Festival
Yellowknife, NT
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Gallup Film Festival
Gallup, New Mexico
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
River Town Film Festival
Clinton, New Jersey
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
SunChild 8th International Environmental Film Festival
Yerevan
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Gimli Film Festival
Gimli, Manitoba
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Oneota Film Festival
Decorah, Iowa
2018
Official Selection
FROM SEED TO SEED
Princeton Environmental Film Festival
Princeton
2018
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