Kat Cole is a Bay Area artist working within independent filmmaking and contemporary dancetheater as a director and producer. She holds an MFA in Film from California College of the Arts and was a fellow with the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar.
She works as an Associate Producer for a variety of independent documentarians throughout the Bay, including with Academy and Emmy award-winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Recent projects include the Oscar-nominated End Game, State of Pride (for Youtube) and Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice currently screening in theaters.
She is also the Associate Producer for From Baghdad to The Bay, which won the jury prize for Best Documentary at Cinequest 2018 and Best Film at OUTShine Film Festival along with 4 other festival awards, and Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly which recently received Best Feature Documentary at the Nevada City Film Festival and screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Her recent short films have screened in over 25 festivals including Hot Docs, NewFest, CAAMfest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and Outfest’s Proud Picnic. For her short film Maybe she received the award for Best Bay Area Director from the Coven Film Festival.
She co-founded and co-directs the IZZIE-nominated detour dance as well as the annual Tiny Dance Film Festival. detour dance's short films have been screened across the globe and the company has received funding from The San Francisco Arts Commission, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Kenneth Rainin Foundation, SF Weekly's Masterminds Competition, the CA$H grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Horizons Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission and the Queer Cultural Center.
She has been a guest lecturer and choreographer at the University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Department and her writing has been published by InDance.