ABOUT KIM BARR

Kim was a fashion 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. 

 

Kim's shorts have screened in festivals around the world.  Snow (2017) was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award and selected for CBC Short Film Face Off (Season 11, Ep. 1). Snow and Elevator (2013) were broadcast on CBC Canadian Reflections. A Late Thaw (2015) won a Goldie for ‘Best Technical’ and a nomination for ‘Best Writing’ at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival. In 2016, she was awarded a feature screenwriting grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to research and write Blestemat (Cursed).

Snow is now streaming on CBC GEM while Elevator and A Late Thaw are streaming on Encore+, the Canadian Media Fund’s YouTube channel.

Kim holds a Master’s Degree in Film Production from York University in Toronto. Has earned four Filmmakers’ Assistance grants from the National Film Board of Canada and a screenwriting grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Kim is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada. 

Kim is currently developing her first feature, Identität (Identity).

Filmography

 

FESTIVALS

 

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 and 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 and 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

 

PUBLICATIONS and REVIEWS

 

Artmistice, portrait passion: Director: Kim Barr : http://www.artmistice.com/fr/author/artmistice/page/3/

https://fathersonholygore.com/2016/05/07/short-film-review-a-late-thaw-is-a-beautifully-dark-look-at-grief/
 

http://www.thatssorad.net/a-late-thaw-film-review/

http://www.themoviewaffler.com/2016/05/shorts-showcase-late-thaw-kaalchakra.html#.V-WOmDKZOek

http://leglesscorpse.us/a-late-thaw-2015-short-film-review-hope-painted-with-painful-beauty/utm_content=buffere3fea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

http://www.close-upfilm.com/2016/05/a-late-thaw-review/

http://horrorbuzz.com/a-late-thaw-to-screen-at-cannes/

http://www.theindependentcritic.com/a_late_thaw

http://hnmag.ca/festivals/a-late-thaw-kim-barrs-short-film-going-to-cannes/

http://www.discoverhollywood.com/Discover-Hollywood-Blog/2016/May/A-Late-Thaw-Film-Review.aspx

https://horrornews.net/108543/film-review-a-late-thaw-short-film-2015/