Kate Lefoe

Kate Lefoe is an award-winning international filmmaker whose shorts have screened at numerous festivals worldwide. She is a graduate of the Masters program at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts, whose alumni include Oscar-winner Adam Elliot and Robert Luketic.

Supported by an Ian Potter Grant, Somersault Pike, Kates Masters graduate film, which she wrote, directed and edited, screened in the Melbourne International Film Festival Accelerator Program, won Best Editing at Flickerfest Film Festival and scooped up several more awards for sound design, editing and direction. Released as a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2018, it was viewed 32K times in the first week alone.

In 2018, Kate directed a comedy short The Ginger Conspiracy made for the Sydney Road Film Festival (Winner of Best Film) and received a Film Vic Travel grant to attend the Werner Herzog filmmaking workshop in the Amazonian jungle of Peru.

In 2017, Kate was awarded a place in the Midsumma Futures Program, a nine-month artist development program, completed a mentorship with acclaimed Film and TV director Glendyn Ivin, directed 3 episodes of the hit YouTube web series i.cant.even., and was shortlisted for Screen Australias Hot Shots Program.

Awarded a place in the International Filmmaking Academy Master class in Italy in 2016, Kate spent 3 weeks learning from award-winning directors Danis Tanovic and Claudia Llosa alongside film graduates from all over the world.

Kates queer short film Plunge screened at 45 international festivals, scooping up a handful of awards and was recently picked up for worldwide distribution with UK based Peccadillo Pictures, specialists in Queer Film.

Made on a two week filmmaking scholarship to China, Kates award winning documentary short Age, Height, Education about the Shanghai marriage markets resonated with audiences, screening in China, Australia and the USA, and distributed by online by NOWNESS (USA), AEON (USA), Portico Media (Asia) and CGTN Television (China).

Across her body of international work, Kates films have won awards for direction, editing and sound and have screened at Academy-accredited festivals, with several shorts being distributed online and DVD.