Kate Stonehill

/ filmmaker /

Kate is an award-winning director and cinematographer raised in London and New York whose work explores power, identity and citizenship in the digital age. Her films embrace the nexus between visual art and journalism, playing with genre conventions to investigate truth. Her work has screened internationally at film festivals and galleries including the BFI London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, AFI Docs, The Showroom, and DOC NYC and on online outlets including Channel 4 News, Aeon, The Atlantic, and Short of the Week

Her recent short film, FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE, tells the story of a Macedonian teenager who writes fake news about American politics in the run-up to the 2016 election. Judged as 'innovative and original' by the jury, the film won a Grierson award and a Royal Television Society award, and was included in the British Film Institute’s season Born Digital: Raised by the Internet and exhibited in a group show Digital Citizenship: The Precarious Subject at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in 2019.  

Kate has taught documentary filmmaking at the National Film & Television School and is a Logan Nonfiction Program Documentary Fellow and a Senior Teaching Fellow in Moving Image at UCL. She is currently working on a non-fiction feature film, which has received support from the Tribeca Film Institute, Catapult Film Fund, & BFI/Doc Society

Awards & Honours

2020 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund Grantee
2020 Logan Nonfiction Fellowship
2020 Lumen Prize for Art & Technology (Shortlisted - Moving Image)
2020 Catapult Film Fund Grantee
2019 Lush Film Fund Grantee
2019 BFI Network x BAFTA Crew Mentorship Program 
2019 Short of the Week
2019 The Atlantic Selects
2019 RTS Award (Winner - Best Postgraduate Factual)
2019 RTS Craft Award for Cinematography (Nominated)
2019 RTS Craft Award for Writing (Nominated)
2018 Grierson Award (Winner - Best Student Documentary)
2019 One World Media Awards (Longlisted)
2017 Grierson Award (Shorlisted - Best Student Documentary) 

Screenings & Exhibitions 

2020 - BFI London Film Festival
2020 - AFI Docs
2019 - “Digital Citizenship: The Precarious Subject” BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, U.K.

2019 - “There Is No Alternative” by Navine G. Khan-Dossos —  The Showroom U.K.
2019 -"Born Digital: Raised by the Internet” — British Film Institute season
2019 - “Global Conference for Media Freedom” — British Council
2019 - Taturana Human Rights Film Festival
2019 - Berlin British Shorts Film Festival
2019 - London Short Film Festival
2019 - Rethinking Economics 
2019 - “Love Thy Neighbour: The New Politics of Walls”, Channel 4 News
2019 - Federal University of Santa Catarina 
2019 - Restless Women Collective - Vila Flores Cultural Association
2019 - Library Arlete Persoli, Educational Center Heliópolis.
2019 - Álvares Penteado Trade School Foundation (FECAP) 
2019 - Federal University of Western Pará - Cine Mais Cultura Project
2019 - International Seminar on Culture and Democracy
2019 - “Fake News: A New Challenge for West Democracies or Old Wine in New Bottles?” — Kino Artis, Estonia
2018 - BFI London Film Festival
2018 - DOC NYC
2018 - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
2018 - Sheffield Doc/Fest
2018 - London Short Film Festival
2018 - Investigative Film Festival Skopje
2018 - MakeDox
2018 - International Human Rights Film Festival Albania
2018 - ZagrebDox
2018 - “Building Bridges After The Knife Crime Epidemic: Volunteer Police Cadets”, Channel 4 News
2018 - “How the Contours of Fresh Water Help to Shape the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Aeon Magazine
2017 - “Life in a Tower Block After Grenfell”, Channel 4 News
2017 - Chelsea Arts Club
2017 - London Short Film Festival
2017 - Sheffield Doc/Fest
2016 - Open City Docs

Selected Work


Fake News Fairytale


Water Valley 


Please contact me for filmography, references or work samples.

Email: hello@kstonehill.com

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