Katia is a Swiss, Czech and American director and artist originally from Geneva now based in London. She completed her MA in Directing Animation at The National Film & Television School in 2018 as a Louis Malle Scholar.
Her graduation film “Triptych” was awarded First Prize for Best Experimental Film at the 2018 Rhode Island International Film Festival, Best Student Film at the Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival and Best Student Film at Short Sounds Film Festival. It also received the Avid Award for Excellence in Sound Design.
She was invited to take part in the 2018 SWISS FILMS “Talent Day” and the Zurich Film Festival “Masterclass.”
Katia followed an unconventional path into film. She trained in ballet and classical piano for 15 years before going on to graduate from Swarthmore College (USA) with a BA in Studio Art and The Royal Drawing School (London) on the Drawing Year. In London she worked as an independent choreographer and fine artist while developing projects for and with elderly people in community centres and care homes.
She is currently developing a feature film she hopes to co-produce in Switzerland.
Katia’s multicultural upbringing and passion for art, dance, music and poetry are key influences in her films.