Kathryn Ferguson

Emmy-nominated writer and director.
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Belfast-born Kathryn Ferguson is an Emmy-nominated writer and director.

Her innovative and boundary-pushing documentary work has screened globally, and in 2022 was awarded the inaugural BFI & Chanel Award for Creative Audacity. In 2018, Kathryn’s short documentary Taking the Waters premiered at Sheffield Doc Fest, and was longlisted for a BAFTA. Then, in 2021, Kathryn worked with Passion Pictures on the short Space to Be for The Guardian’s acclaimed documentary series.

In 2022 Kathryn released her debut feature documentary Nothing Compares – which takes as its subject Sinéad O’Connor’s artistry and activism. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2022 then toured the international festival circuit, where it picked up multiple awards, before hitting cinemas in October 2022.

It has received over thirty award nominations internationally, including Emmy, Critics Choice, IDA, and PGA Awards, and was awarded winner of Best Feature Documentary at BIFA 2022, IFTA & Rose D’Or 2023.In 2023 she was selected as a BAFTA Breakthrough, a cohort that celebrates ‘must-watch’ creatives working in film and television.