This Canadian-born, world-traveling, award-winning filmmaker was a fashion photographer in Milan until an editor at Vogue called her work cinematographic. This opened a whole new door for her, and she never looked back. She attended a filmmaking workshop in New York City and began making films. An artist at heart, Kim is interested in how our inner landscape shapes our experience. 


     Kim's first film, Black Rock Burning (2003), an experiential art doc on the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, premiered at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in 2003.  Attachment (2009) and Elevator (2013), fiction shorts, premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and screened at festivals in Canada and internationally. Elevator was broadcast on CBC's Canadian Reflections in 2016.  A Late Thaw (2015) premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival, and won a Goldie Award for "Best Technical" at the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival.  Snow (2017), written by Kathy Thomas, premiered at the Saint Louis International Film Festival in October of 2017,  was nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award in 2018, and aired on CBC Short Film Face Off (Season 11), in 2018.​


     Kim holds a Masters Degree in Film Production from York University in Toronto, Ontario, and was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to write Blestemat (Cursed), a feature length screenplay.

She is a member of the DGC and WIFT.






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 (Nevada), 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.


Snow, CBC Canadian Reflections, September 19th, 2019

Snow, CBC Short Film Face Off, September 8th, 2018

Elevator, CBC Canadian Reflections, June 19th, 2016



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

3rd Finalist: Best Short Film, ACTRA for Attachment, 2010




2000 WATTS, Group exhibition, Eastern Bloc, Montreal, Canada, 2012

Patafysica, Collective Exhibition, Milan, Italy, 1994

Defining Women, Collective Exhibition, Montreal, Canada, 1992




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

Stage and Page with Pat Donnelly, “Short, Sweet and Surreal at World Film Festival: Actors Cary Lawrence, Howard Rosenstein, Montreal Gazette, September 2009

Photo Editorials: Best Looking Italia, The Montreal Gazette. Envelope.

REVIEWS: A Late Thaw












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