Corus | NSI Fearless Female Director 2016
Director | Writer | Content Creator
In 2016 Kate Yorga won the Corus | National Screen Institute (NSI) Fearless Female Director Award and was recently a finalist for the 2018 K.M. Hunter Artist Award in Media Arts.
She’s shadowed stellar veteran directors on 2 CBC series—Eleanore Lindo on HEARTLAND and Louis Choquette on THIS LIFE—doing her own timelines, shot lists, camera angles, etc. that were comparable to what was filmed.
Her dramatic script First Gear was one of only eight selected for the 2014 Women on Screen Short Screenplay Incubator. And her dramatic short screenplay Hotspot was selected for Fem Script Lab 2016.
Her films have screened at various film festivals, including: Palm Springs International ShortFest (CA), WIFT-T Annual Short Film Showcase (ON), Holly Shorts Film Festival (CA), Hill Country Film Festival (TX), Action on Film International Film Festival (CA), the Toronto Independent Film Festival (ON) and the National Screen Institute (NSI) Online Film Festival.
She is currently developing a feature documentary, writing her own feature screenplay and TV series, and looking to option books/screenplays.