Kat Candler

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Kat Candler
Born Atlanta, Georgia
Alma mater Florida State University
Occupation Filmmaker

Kat Candler is an American independent filmmaker. She has credits as a director, writer, producer and film editor. Kat Candler graduated in Creative Writing at Florida State University and now lives in Austin, Texas.

Career[edit]

Kat Candler’s award winning films have screened at Sundance, SXSW, Los Angeles Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Houston Museum of Modern Art, The National Institutes of Health and on PBS. Her feature, Hellion starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, played in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released through IFC Films. Hellion was a Sundance Creative Producing Lab participant and San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant recipient. Candler was a 2015 Sundance Institute Women’s Initiative Fellow and second time San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant recipient for her upcoming Untitled Metal Project. In 2015 she wrote and directed the short film The Rusted for Ron Howard and Canon’s Project Imagination starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone. Candler directed 2nd Unit for the upcoming Bad Moms and recently directed two episodes of Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey's Queen Sugar for Harpo Productions and the OWN network.

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Sundance Institute Women’s Initiative Fellow
  • 2014 San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant, Untitled Black Metal Project
  • 2014 deadCenter Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, Hellion
  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival Nomination Grand Jury Prize, Hellion
  • 2014 SXSW Gamechanger Award Special Mention, Hellion
  • 2014 Humanitas Prize Nomination, Hellion
  • 2014 Dallas International Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, Hellion
  • 2013 Austin Film Grant, Hellion
  • 2013 San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant, Hellion
  • 2013 Best Narrative Short, deadCenter Film Festival, Black Metal
  • 2013 Grand Jury Prize, Dallas International Film Festival, Black Metal
  • 2012 No Borders IFP Participant, Hellion
  • 2012 Best Short Film, Cine Chicks Film Festival, Hellion
  • 2012 Texas Filmmakers Production Fund Recipient, Black Metal
  • 2012 Best Live Action Short, BAMKids, Love Bug
  • 2012 Best Live Action Short, Children's Film Festival Seattle, Love Bug
  • 2011 IFP Emerging Narrative Participant, Nikki is a Punk Rocker
  • 2011 Best Short, Festival Internacional de Cine Para Ninos, Love Bug
  • 2010 2nd Place Jury Prize, Chicago's Children's Film Festival, Love Bug
  • 2010 Best Florida Short Film, Jacksonville Film Festival, Love Bug
  • 2010 semi-finalist, Austin Film Festival, Never Date a Teen Idol
  • 2010 Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival, Audience Award, Love Bug
  • 2009 Austin Film Festival Audience Award, Love Bug
  • 2009 Official Participant in the Tribeca All Access Program, The Spider in the Bathtub
  • 2007 Austin Chronicle Cover Story
  • 2007 Austin Breakout Filmmaker, Austin American Statesman

Filmography[edit]

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