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Occupation  Film director
Name  Cate Shortland

Role  Director
Spouse  Tony Kravitz
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Born  10 August 1968 (age 47) (1968-08-10) Temora, New South Wales, Australia
Education  Australian Film, Television and Radio School, University of Sydney
Awards  AACTA Award for Best Direction, AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Nominations  AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, AACTA Award for Best Short Fiction Film
Movies  Lore, Somersault, The Silence, Flowergirl, Pentuphouse
Similar People  Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs, Rachel Seiffert, Kai Malina, Adam Arkapaw

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Cate Shortland (born 10 August 1968) is an Australian writer and director of film and television.


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Early life

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Shortland was born in Temora, New South Wales. She graduated from the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, where she received the Southern Star Award for most promising student.


She has created several award winning short films: Strap on Olympia (1995); Pentuphouse (1998); Flower Girl (2000); and Joy (2000)

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Cate spent three years directing episodes of the Network Ten television series, The Secret Life of Us.

Feature films

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In 2004 she released her debut feature-length film, Somersault (2004), which was entered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

Her second feature, Lore, had its Australian premiere at the 2012 Sydney Film Festival. It won at the Locarno International Film Festival in August 2012 the Prix du Public UBS. In November the film won the Bronze Horse for best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival. The film was selected as the Australian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

In 2015 she announced she was working on a third feature film, Berlin Syndrome. Based on the book of the same name by Melanie Joosten the film starred Teresa Palmer as an Australian photojournalist who becomes imprisoned in the apartment of a man she has a one-night stand with. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Personal life

Shortland is a convert to Judaism. She married filmmaker Tony Krawitz in 2009, and they have two adopted children.


  • Somersault (2004)
  • Lore (2012)
  • Berlin Syndrome (2016)
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