Kim was a photographer in Milan until an editor at Vogue called her work cinematographic. This opened a new door, and she never looked back. She attended a filmmaking workshop in New York City and began making films. A versatile storyteller, Kim enjoys different genres. She has directed drama, dark comedy and suspenseful fantasy. Her films often tackle social justice issues.
Her short films have screened in festivals internationally. Snow (2017) was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award and selected for CBC Short Film Face Off (Season 11, Ep. 1). It was later broadcast on CBC Canadian Reflections and streamed on CBC GEM. Elevator (2013) was broadcast on CBC Canadian Reflections and streamed on Encore+, the Canadian Media Fund’s YouTube channel. A Late Thaw (2015) won a Goldie for ‘Best Technical’ and a nomination for ‘Best Writing’ at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. It also streamed on Encore+.
Kim holds an MFA in Film Production from York University in Toronto and is a member of the DGC.
Saint Louis International Film Festival, Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal World Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Fantasia, Whistler Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival,Toronto Short Film Festival, Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, Festival Pan Africain (Cannes), Be Films Festival (New York), Spirit Quest Film Festival ( Erie), Montreal Fringe Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, ION International Film Festival (Los Angeles) 6th Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique, Burning Beach Festival (San Francisco), London Burning Man Festival, Burning Man Film Festival, St John's International Women's Film Festival, NSI Online Film Festival, NYC Independent Film Festival, International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination, Montreal Black Film Festival, Le Festival Libres Émois du Film Court et du Documentaire, Harlem International Film Festival.
BROADCAST & STREAMING
Elevator, Streaming on Encore+, May 2020
A Late Thaw, Streaming on Encore+, May 2020
Snow, CBC Canadian Reflections, September 19th, 2019
Snow, CBC Short Film Face Off, September 8th, 2018
Elevator, CBC Canadian Reflections, June 19th, 2016
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Nomination: Golden Sheaf Award in Children’s and Youth Production for Snow, Yorkton Film Festival, 2018
Winner: Award of excellence, International Film Festival for Women, Social Issues, and Zero Discrimination for Snow, 2018
Winner: Goldie Award, "Best Technical" for A Late Thaw, Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, 2016
Nomination: Goldie Award, "Best Writing" for A Late Thaw, Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, 2016
Winner: Best Short Film, ACTRA, for Elevator, 2016
Winner: Award of Merit, Best Shorts for Elevator, 2014
PRESS & REVIEWS
Artmistice, portrait passion: Director: Kim Barr : http://www.artmistice.com/fr/author/artmistice/page/3/