Kathryn Ferguson

Filmmaker

Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson is a filmmaker and curator. She has made many films for fashion designers, brands and musicians including Chloé, Selfridges, Sinèad 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 Ferguson 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 and British Film Institute in 2008, where it continued until 2011. She completed a masters in communication, art and design at the Royal College of Art in June 2011 where she specialised in experimental film.

After graduating, she worked with the British Council and 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, 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, which took place at Somerset House over London Fashion Week.

In 2017 Ferguson was awarded a Gold Creative Bravery Award at the Kinsale Shark Awards for 25 Annoying Things, a Repeal the 8th film for Amnesty International; and a Vimeo Staff Pick for her film Incredible Machines. Ferguson's documentary Taking The Waters premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest in June 2018 and was screened at festivals around the world.

Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson is a filmmaker and curator. She has made many films for fashion designers, brands and musicians including Chloé, Selfridges, Sinèad 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 Ferguson 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 and British Film Institute in 2008, where it continued until 2011. She completed a masters in communication, art and design at the Royal College of Art in June 2011 where she specialised in experimental film.

After graduating, she worked with the British Council and 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, 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, which took place at Somerset House over London Fashion Week.

In 2017 Ferguson was awarded a Gold Creative Bravery Award at the Kinsale Shark Awards for 25 Annoying Things, a Repeal the 8th film for Amnesty International; and a Vimeo Staff Pick for her film Incredible Machines. Ferguson's documentary Taking The Waters premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest in June 2018 and was screened at festivals around the world.

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