Kate Vinen is an award-winning writer/director who works across narrative, documentary, music videos and moving-image. Her film ‘Acts for the Invisible’ won the prestigious CILECT CAPA Best Film: Documentary (2022), and her film ‘Hopeful Romantic’ was awarded ‘Best Film’ by ’Australian Women’s Film Festival (2023).

In 2019 Kate was recipient of the $30,000 AFTRS & SCCI commission & an Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence recipient. In 2020 she was a Leading Lights program recipient at the AIDC & in 2022 Kate was the recipient of the $80,000 ANAM & AFTRS commission. 

Kate is a 2022 alumni of the international Playlab Films Creators Lab (Amazon Jungle) where she directed a short film under the tutelage of Palme d’Or winning director Apichatpong Weerathesakul. She is a 2023 alumni of the Adelaide Film Festival’s EXPAND Lab and was shortlisted for the $100,000 Samstag Moving Image Commission with her project ‘The Ingress’.

Kate’s films have been curated in the Australian International Screen Forum (Lincoln Centre, NYC, USA) and Asia Pacific Triennial 8 QAGOMA. Her films have screened in festivals including Oscar-Qualifying Flickerfest, Sydney Film Festival, Short Shorts (Japan), Oska Bright Film Festival (UK), DocEdge (NZ), Melbourne Women’s Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival (USA), Mardi Gras Queerscreen Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Les Rencontres International (Paris & Berlin) and NewFilmmakers New York.

Kate is a graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School where she also teaches.

Kate Vinen. Sydney, Australia.
For project enquiries please contact Kate via email.

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I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land I live and work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.