Kate Dolan

Commercial + Film Director
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  • You Are Not My Mother
    2021 — Feature Film
  • Catcalls
    2018 — Short Film
  • Little Doll
    2016 — Short Film

Writer and Director Kate Dolan graduated from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. Along with directing many commercials and music videos over the years in 2014 Kate was selected for Berlinale Talents, to develop short film script Little Doll. This film then premiered at the Berlinale in 2016.

‘Catcalls’, Kate’s next short film funded by Screen Ireland in 2017 premiered at many of the leading international festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest and Fantasia Film Festival, winning Best Short Film at the Young Director Awards Ireland 2018.

In 2016, Kate was chosen to take part in the Guiding Lights, the UK’s leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers and in 2019 was listed as one of Ireland’s leading emerging creatives under 30.

Kate’s debut feature film ‘You Are Not My Mother’ had it’s world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival 2021. It was runner-up in the Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award. The film has recently been acquired by Magnet Releasing for distribution in North America.