Katharina Stieffenhofer is a Winnipeg documentary filmmaker, with a passion for social justice, ecological agriculture and healthy communities. 

Her love of Nature and appreciation of farmers is rooted in her childhood / youth growing up on a mixed family farm on a Rhine island in Germany and expanded when her parents immigrated to Canada to become grain farmers in Southern Manitoba.

Katharina obtained a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba (1996) and exhibited nationally and internationally during her 16-year visual art practice. 
In 2001 she began working in the Manitoba film industry and has worked on ~ 45 films in various capacities in the art department, most notably as Art Director on Guy Maddin’s “My Winnipeg”.