Cate Shortland

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Cate Shortland
MJK34507 Cate Shortland (Berlin Syndrome, Berlinale 2017).jpg
Cate Shortland at the Berlinale 2017
Born (1968-08-10) 10 August 1968 (age 49)
Temora, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Film director
Spouse(s) Tony Kravitz (m. 2009)
Children 2

Cate Shortland (born 10 August 1968) is an Australian writer and director of film and television.

Early life[edit]

Shortland was born in Temora, New South Wales. She graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, where she received the Southern Star Award for most promising student.

Career[edit]

She has created several award-winning short films: Strap on Olympia (1995); Pentuphouse (1998); Flower Girl (2000); and Joy (2000)

Cate spent three years directing episodes of the Network Ten television series, The Secret Life of Us.

Feature films[edit]

In 2004 she released her debut feature-length film, Somersault (2004), which was entered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Her second feature, Lore, had its Australian premiere at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.[2] It won at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2012 the Prix du Public UBS. In November the film won the Bronze Horse for best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Australian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[3][4]

In 2015 she announced she was working on a third feature film, Berlin Syndrome. Based on the book of the same name by Melanie Joosten the film starred Teresa Palmer as an Australian photojournalist who becomes imprisoned in the apartment of a man she has a one-night stand with.[5] The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Shortland is a convert to Judaism.[7] She married filmmaker Tony Krawitz in 2009,[8] and they have two adopted children.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Notes
2004 Somersault Also writer
AACTA Award for Best Direction
AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
AWGIE Award for Best Writing in a Feature Film - Original
FCCA Award for Best Director
Inside Film Award for Best Feature Film
Inside Film Award for Best Direction
Inside Film Award for Best Script
Ljubljana International Film Festival Kingfisher Award
Miami International Film Festival Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Director
Miami International Film Festival Special Mention Breakthrough Award
Nominated — Cannes Film Festival - Golden Camera
Nominated — Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard Award
Nominated — FCCA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominated — Tokyo International Film Festival Grand Prix
2012 Lore Also writer
Abu Dhabi Film Festival - Black Pearl Award for Best Narrative Feature
ADG Award for Best Direction in a Feature Film
AFCA Award for Best Director
AFCA Award for Best Screenplay
AWGIE Award for Best Writing in a Feature Film - Adapted
Beijing International Film Festival Tiantian Award for Best Director
Beijing College Student Film Festival Special Jury Award
FCCA Award for Best Director
Filmfest Hamburg Critics Award
Hamptons International Film Festival - Golden Starfish Award
Locarno Festival - Audience Award
Stockholm International Film Festival - Bronze Horse for Best Film
Tromsø International Film Festival - Aurora Award
Valladolid International Film Festival - Pilar Miró Award for Best New Director
Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
Nominated — Asia-Pacific Film Festival Award for Best Director
Nominated — Beijing International Film Festival Tiantian Award for Best Director
Nominated — BFI London Film Festival
Nominated — FCCA Award for Best Screenplay
Nominated — Locarno Festival - Audience Award
Nominated — Sydney Film Festival Prize
Nominated — Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Open Horizons Award
Nominated — Valladolid International Film Festival - Golden Spike for Best Film
2017 Berlin Syndrome Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Direction
Nominated — Dallas International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Feature Competition
Nominated — Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema — Dramatic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Somersault". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Lore", Sydney Film Festival 2012 Archived 15 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine. accessed 9 June 2012
  3. ^ "Australian film Lore up for an Oscar". Vogue. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  4. ^ Rohter, Larry (4 February 2013). "Viewing the Nazis Through Their Children's Eyes". The New York Times. 
  5. ^ Jagernauth, Kevin. "Teresa Palmer To Lead Cate Shortland's 'Berlin Syndrome'". Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Debruge, Peter. "Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2017 Competition, Next Lineups". Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Staring at the scars". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  8. ^ George, Sandy. "Take Two: Cate Shortland and Tony Krawitz". 
  9. ^ Tinkham, Chris. "Cate Shortland Building From the Details". 

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