Veronika Kurz is a filmmaker originally from Terrace, BC. She began her career in theatre: writing, directing, and working backstage. She decided to pursue a career in film, following her passion for dramatic storytelling and connecting with audiences.
This brought her to Vancouver where she graduated from Capilano University’s Motion Picture Arts Program. While there, she directed several short films, one of which received Official Selection at the 2014 Whistler Film Festival in their Student Shortwork competition.
In August 2017, Veronika was selected to take part in the TELUS/STORYHIVE Career Accelerator for Emerging Content Creators Program. There, she further developed her short film “20 Minutes to Life”, which went on to win the 2017 MPPIA Short Film Award.
Recently, she was one of four filmmakers selected to take part in the Women in the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module as part of the 2018 Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. The program took place in early March 2018.
“20 Minutes to Life” completed filming in July 2018 and is in post-production. It will have its world premiere at the 2018 Whistler Film Festival.
Veronika is also currently submitting her short film “Flow” to festivals. It is the story of an injured dancer coming to terms with her new reality and stars former Ballet BC dancer Livona Ellis.