Born in Canada to a Uruguayan mother and a Croatian-Argentinean father, Katherine Jerkovic grew up in Belgium and Uruguay. At the age of 18, she settled in Montréal and pursued film studies at Concordia University (B.F.A. and Master’s). Since then, she has made several experimental and fiction shorts, as well as a video installation, before moving on to feature films. Her short films have been screened in numerous contexts, such as the Festival international du film sur l’art de Montréal (FIFA), the Images Media Arts Festival in Toronto, les Instants vidéo de Marseille, the Anthology Film Archive in New York, les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, among others, and were the subject of a retrospective by the Ministry of Culture in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her debut feature film, entitled Roads in February, was released in 2018. It won the Best Canadian First Feature Award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the “One to Watch” Award from the Vancouver Film Critics Circle; and was included in the TIFF Canadian Top Ten. Roads in February was theatrically released in Montreal, Toronto and Montevideo. Her second feature film, Coyote, had its world premiere at the 2022 TIFF and went on to win two awards at the Whistler Film Festival (WFF): Best Canadian Feature Film and Best Performance for lead actorJorge Martinez Colorado. Coyote is currently pursuing its festival run and is scheduled to be released in theaters in Canada at the end of March 2023. In parallel to her artistic work, she has been a producer and production manager on her colleagues’ projects. She’s also involved in several organizations and artist-run centers, is a founding member of an independent film distributor, and regularly sits on peer review committees for various institutions.  It is better to avoid asking her where she comes from; the answer would be very long and a little confusing. Cinema is her homeland.

On the set of "Coyote", fall 2020. Photo credit: Arcpixel (Freddy Arciniegas)
On the set of “Coyote”, fall 2020. Photo credit: Arcpixel (Freddy Arciniegas)