Guiding Lights 8 mentee – Kate Dolan. Photo by Roberta Matis
Guiding Lights 8 mentee – Kate Dolan. Photo by Roberta Matis

Kate Dolan – Director


Kate graduated with an Honours Degree in Film & Television Production from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. There, she majored in Directing Drama and minored in Editing. Her graduation short Breathe In was selected for a number of Irish and international film festivals, and won Best Student Short at WAMM Fest 2013 in Maryland, US.

Kate has worked in various areas of filmmaking such as Art Department and Production, and often edits and grades her own work. After graduating she worked as a Broadcast Producer in ad agency TBWA Dublin for almost 2 years, and more recently has been directing TV commercials and online content in Dublin.

In 2014, she attended Berlinale Talents to develop her short Little Doll at the Short Film Script Station. The film premiered as part of Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2016, and has since been selected for several other International festivals. Kate was recently included in the British Council’s fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

Website: katedolan.ie



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