Belfast born Kathryn Ferguson is a filmmaker and curator. She has made many films for fashion designers, brands and musicians including Chloe, Selfridges, Sinead O’Connor, Lady Gaga, Richard Nicoll, Charlie Le Mindu, Katie Eary, and Domino Records. These films have been featured on MTV, SHOWstudio, Dazed Digital, Twin, the BBC and in Vogue.
Her experimental film work has been selected for film festivals, screenings and group shows around the world including OneDotZero, the 59th Berlinale, the V&A, the Pompidou Centre, ASVOFF, BYOB and Birds Eye View Film Festival at the BFI.
As well as her own filmmaking practice Kathryn also works as a Curator and Lecturer. She began curating the annual Birds Eye View Film Festival’s ‘Fashion Loves Film’ strand at the Institute of Contemporary Arts & British Film Institute in 2008 where it continued until 2011. She completed a masters in communication, art & design at The Royal College of Art in June 2011 where she specialised in experimental film.
Since then she has been working with the British Council & The British Fashion Council as a curator specialising in the emerging genre of fashion film. Her work with the British Council has seen her travel around the world visiting cities including Sarajevo, Lagos (Nigeria), Lisbon and Ljubljana giving talks, screenings and hosting filmmaking workshops.
In October 2012, she curated an extensive fashion film exhibition called “Dressing the Screen” that opened at the UCCA in Beijing in October 2012. Her work with the BFC has seen her join a curatorial panel creating a new seasonal film festival called Fash/on Film. The Film Festival takes place at Somerset House over London Fashion Week. She also works as a lecturer at London College of Fashion & Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.
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