Filmmaker Snapshots: Kate Montgomery

Fast Facts: Kate Montgomery

IMG_8870.JPG.jpegCinematographer, Writer

Current project: CHRISTINE

Recent work: An untitled project with the late actor Martin Landau

You might have seen her: Premiering CHRISTINE at OutFest LA or WINNING Best Short Film in the Women in Film & Television Atlanta Short Film Showcase

Based in: New York

Spends summers: In Bronxville. Kate has worked as an instructor during IFI’s Five-Week Summer Filmmaking Intensive held at Sarah Lawrence College. The program is designed to completely immerse students into the filmmaking process, from screenwriting to post-production. In 2017, Kate taught IFI’s Camera Tech course.

See below for a trailer of CHRISTINE:

With the help of her best friend, Christine redefines her perception of strength and what it means to be herself.

Written and Shot by Kate Montgomery
Directed by Jessica Adler
Produced by Stephanie Serra of Triserratops Productions


👋 Thanks for getting to know IFI.

The elements of a successful movie have remained constant since the inception of the art form. The International Film Institute of New York (IFI) was founded in 1997 to provide those with a sincere and abiding interest in filmmaking with a high-quality, low-cost education in all aspects of the filmmaking process: screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, and editing in a curriculum combining classroom instruction and hands-on technical workshops. 


Instructors At The Austin Film Festival

Fred Strype (Left) with Brian Emery (Right)

Fred Strype (Left) with Brian Emery (Right)

Brian Emery, one of our Summer Coordinators, and Fred Strype, the Summer Program Screenwriting Instructor (respectively Technical Director and Program Director of the Filmmaking, Screenwriting, & Media Arts Program at Sarah Lawrence College), recently attended, and actively participated in, the AFF (Austin Film Festival & Conference).

The festival offered the opportunity to attend numerous panels, such as “A Conversation with Luke Wilson” that was moderated by Fred, in addition to workshops, roundtables, competitions, screenings, a Young Filmmakers Program, and meet and greets with the likes of Matthew Weiner (“Mad Men”), Tom Schulman (“Dead Poet’s Society”) and Danny Rubin (“Groundhog Day”). As Brian summed up, attendance was a chance to learn and also have fun via “lots of panels and parties!”

The Austin Film Festival & Conference, held in the Texas capital over four days and eight nights at the end of October, as noted on their website, “is dedicated to furthering the art, craft, and business of screenwriting and filmmaking.”