Katia Shannon writes and directs heartfelt stories about love and adversity for Film and TV. She was selected for the 2020 cohort of the Netflix x BANFF Diversity of Voices Initiative.
Her short film, Standstill, premiered at the Calgary International Film Festival in 2019 and was selected at HollyShorts, Edmonton (EIFF) and Fantasia 2020 among others. The atmospheric thriller was also nominated for an EDA Award at the Whistler Film Festival and qualified for the Canadian Screen Awards.
Her upcoming film, What If? is currently in distribution. In 2021, she directed the micro-short Another Mumday, nominated for Best Micro-Short at the Papaya Rocks Film Festival and BAFTA-Cymru qualifying Carmarthen Bay.
Katia holds a BFA in Film Production from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema where she was recognised with an award for outstanding achievement in filmmaking.
She also worked on several Hollywood productions, leading the film commission for the region of the Laurentides, and as editor of award-winning documentaries (Me The People, Mental States, My Quiet Revolution), with her work broadcast across the USA, Canada, the UK and in festivals internationally.
IndieActivity, 2021: indieactivity.com/the-making-of-standstill
Franklin Rae Pr, WFTV Hot Seat Interview, 2020 : franklinrae.com/wftv-hot-seat