Kate Lefoe is an award winning screenwriter, director and editor based in Melbourne, Australia. She graduated with a Masters of Film and Television from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016.
Supported by an Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant and the Jim Marks Postgraduate scholarship, her graduate film Somersault Pike screened at the 66th Melbourne International Film Festival in the prestigious Accelerator program for emerging directors, won Best Editing at Flickerfest International Shorts Film Festival and several awards in Editing, Sound Design and direction at international festivals.
Kate was awarded a place in the inaugural Midsumma Futures Program, a nine-month development and mentoring program for early-career artists and culture-makers. As part of this program, Kate has had the opportunity to be mentored by Film and TV director Glendyn Ivin and shadow him during post-production of his latest mini-series Safe Harbour.
Kate recently directed three episodes of the second season of the hit web series I cant even, released on Youtube in July 2017.
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 distribution with Peccadillo Pictures.
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. A special edit was released on NOWNESS special Love sick edition in February 2018.
A consummate storyteller with a bold visual style, Kate is interested in creating content with strong female protagonists that explore themes of identity and loss.