SHARON KATZ

MFA University of Ottawa

BA (Visual Arts)  University of Ottawa

BSc Western University



FILM FESTIVALS AND SCREENINGS


2016 The Independent Scene, Tricky Women Film Festival (Austria) Program curated by Madi Pillar

2015 Mirror Mountain Film Festival (Canada)

2013 Lithuanian Disability Film Festival (Lithuania)

2013 Athens International Film and Video Festival (USA)

2013 ISIC International Exhibition, Media and Visual Arts (Turkey)

2013 International Animated Film Festival Poznan (Poland)

2013 Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia) (Canadian Indie Showcase)

2013 London International Animation Festival (Canadian Indie Showcase)

2013 Victoria Film Festival (Canada) under the title "That's Just Take One"

2012 Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival (Canada)

2012 Abilities Film Festival (Canada)

2012 Vital Xposure (UK)

2012 Oska Bright Brighton (UK)

2012 Filmpro Caglar Kimyoncu (UK)

2012 Liberty Disability Arts Festival, British Film Institute (UK) Canadian selection to mark the Para-Olympics

2011 Tofuzi, International Festival of Animated Films (Georgia)

2011 TAIS Animation Showcase (Canada)

2011 Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)

2011 One Minute Film & Video Festival (Canada)

2011 BosiFest International Film Festival (Serbia)

2010 AVA Film Festival (Iran)

2010 Tindirindis, Vilnius International Animation Festival (Lithuania)

2010 St. John's International Women's Film Festival (Canada)

2010 Reanimania, Yerevan International Animation Film Festival (Armenia)

2010 Shorts-Sighted Exhibition, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery (Canada)

2010 Animbar International Animation Festival (Kosovo)

2010 Dokufest International Festival of Documentary and Short Film (Kosovo)

2010 A-tube Global Animation Film Festival (Italy)

2009 Simona Gesmundo International Festival of Animated Short Film (Italy)

2009 Picture This Film Festival (Canada)

2009 Odense International Film Festival (Denmark)

2009 Luminato Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity (Canada)

2009 Rochester International Film Festival (USA)

2009 South Beach International Animation Festival (USA)

2009 Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)

2009 San Francisco International Women's Film Festival (USA)

2009 Anifest International Festival of Audio-Visual Animated Films (Czech Republic)

2009 Dawson City International Short Film Festival (Canada)

2009 Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (USA)

2009 Sedona International Film Festival (USA)

2009 Victoria Film Festival (Canada)

2008 Anchorage International Film Festival (USA)

2008 St. John's International Women's Film Festival (Canada)

2008 Vilnius International Animation Film Festival Tindirindis (Lithuania)

2008 Montreal World Film Festival (Canada)

2008 Superfest International Disability Film Festival (USA)

2008 X'08 London's 8th International Disability Film Festival (UK)

2008 Spotlight: An Asian Festival of Inclusive Arts (Cambodia)

2007 AbilityFest 2007 (India)

2007 Amiens International Film Festival (France)

2007 Retour d'Image - Cinema des Differences (France)

2007 KROK Festival of Animated Film (Ukraine)

2007 KynnysKINO Film Festival (Finland)

2007 KAFI Kalamazoo Animation Festival International (USA)

2007 Dawson City International Short Film Festival (Canada)

2006 International Festival of Animated Films Tindirindis(Lithuania)

2006 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) special programme

2006 Animadrid International Animation Film Festival (Spain)

2006 International Disability Awareness Film Festival, "Breaking Down Barriers" (Russia)

2006 Disability Film Festival serving ten outer regions of Russia (Russia)

2006 Disability Film Festival of Armenia

2006 Disability Film Festival of Uzbekistan

2006 Disability Film Festival of Azerbaijan

2006 Disability Film Festival of Georgia

2006 Chicago Disability Pride Film Festival (USA)

2006 Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival (Italy)

2006 London International Animation Festival (UK)

2006 Australian International Animation Festival (Australia)

2006 Melbourne International Animation Festival (Australia)

2006 The Other Film Festival (Australia)

2006 Sapporo International Short Film Festival (Japan)

2006 Toronto Jewish Film Festival (Canada) special programme

2006 Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films (Croatia)

2006 Picture This Film Festival (Canada)

2006 The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival (Canada)

2005 Toronto Animated Image Society (Canada)

2005 I Castelli Animati International Animation Festival of Italy (Italy)

2005 Cinanima International Animation Festival of Espinho (Portugal)

2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada) (Showcase screening)

2005 Anima Mundi International Animation Festival of Brazil (Brazil)

2006 Dallas Video Festival (USA)

2006 Toon Town: 65 Years of Animation in Canada’s Capital. Ottawa International Animation Festival (catalogue)

2004 Sabes JCC Film Festival, Minneapolis (USA)

2003 Montreal Jewish Film Festival (Canada)

2002 Salt Lake City Jewish Film Festival (USA)

2001 Celebration of Jewish Film, Jerusalem Cinematheque (Israel)

2001 Oxford Yiddish Summer School Film Event (UK)

2001 London Jewish Film Festival (UK)

2001 Vancouver Jewish Film Festival (Canada)

2001 Denver Jewish Film Festival (USA)

2001 Toronto Jewish Film Festival, premiere (Canada)

2001 Wisconsin International Children's Film Festival (USA)

2001 Kaleidoscope Children's Film Festival - Cincinnati International Film Festival (USA)

2001 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) International Children's Film Festival (USA)

2000 TIFF Kids / Sprockets - Toronto International Film Festival for Children (Canada)

2000 Moondance International Film Festival (USA)

2000 Chicks 'n Flicks Film Festival (Canada)

2000 National Gallery of Art, (Washington, DC), Children’s Film Program

1999 International Student Animation Festival of Ottawa (SAFO)



EXHIBITIONS

2017 Studio SixtySix, Ottawa, Canada

2016     BANDES PASSANTES / CITY CLIPS, outdoor video projections old Hull, Daïmôn Centre de Production, Gatineau, QC

2015     Kjaer, Erin, curator. Embodiment (Nest Collective), Toronto, ON

2014     Picture a family, Daïmôn Centre de Production, Gatineau, QC (MFA thesis exhibition)

2013     Ottawa Nuit Blanche, Ottawa, ON

1990     Graham, Mayo, curator. Sharon Katz: New Work. Arts Court, Ottawa, ON

1990     Graham, Mayo, curator. A Sense of Place: Ottawa Viewed Through Artists' Eyes. Arts Court, Ottawa, ON

1990     Sharpe, Dan, curator. Another Picture: Reclaiming Painting as a Critical Mode. Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON

1990     Recent Acquisitions. City of Ottawa Gallery (catalogue)

1989     Selections from the Collection of the City of Ottawa, Art Gallery of Ottawa

1989     Sharpe, Dan, curator. Art and Money. Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON

1987     Homage to Duchamp. Forest City Gallery/London Regional Art Gallery/McIntosh Gallery, London, ON (catalogue)

1986     Ottawa in the Hague. Artoteek, The Hague, Netherlands (catalogue)

1985     Blatter, Janet, curator. Blessed is the Eye. Ottawa Congress Centre



COLLECTIONS

The Canada Council Art Bank

The Canadian War Museum

The City of Ottawa Corporate Collection

Levitsky, Feldman and Schwartz Canadian Collection

Sandy Hill Health Centre, Ottawa, Canada



GRANTS AND AWARDS      

2010     Film and Video A Grant, Established Artist, City of Ottawa

2010     Viewer Choice Award, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery

2009      Shoestring Trophy, Rochester International Film Festival

2009     Ontario Arts Council, Media Artists Mid-Career & Established Program grant

2009     Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant

2009     Best Animation, Picture This Film Festival

2008     Merit Award, Superfest International Disability Film Festival

2008     Canada Council for the Arts Mid-Career Film & Established Video Artists Production Grant

2007     Ontario Arts Council, Media Artists Mid-Career & Established Program Grant

2007     Production award, Bravo!FACT

2007     National Film Board of Canada Filmmakers Assistance Program

2007     Film and Video A Grant, Established Artist, City of Ottawa

2007     Canada Council for the Arts Travel Grant

2007     Jury Honorable Mention (2nd Prize), KynnysKINO6 Film Festival

2007     Jury Special Mention, Retour d'Image - Cinema des Differences

2006     Best Animation Under 10 Minutes, Picture This Film Festival

2005     Film and Video A Grant, Established Artist, City of Ottawa

2004     Ralph and Roslyn Halbert Foundation Grant

2001     Zukerman Family Foundation Grant

2001     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

2000     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

2000     Audience Choice Award, Chicks ‘n Flicks Film Festival

1999     National Film Board of Canada Filmmakers Assistance Program

1999     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

1998     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

1997     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

1997     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

1996     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education               

1995     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education

1995     Ontario Arts Council, Grants to Writers

1994     Ontario Arts Council, Grants to Writers

1993     Ontario Arts Council, Artists in Education