Camila Kater is a director, screenwriter and animator. She recently directed the animated documentary CARNE (Brazil, Spain, 2019). CARNE is qualified for the 2021 Academy Awards Oscar®, and is on the shortlist for the 2021 Goya Awards. CARNE was a finalist for the 2020 European Film Academy Short Film Award. CARNE world premiered at Locarno Int’l Film Festival in 2019. The film was officially selected for over 250 film festivals including TIFF, IDFA, DOK Leipzig, AFI, Palm Springs ShortFest and Annecy, among many others. CARNE has received more than 65 awards worldwide, including the Special Mention at Locarno (Young Jury), Best Documentary Short Film at ZINEBI (Oscar qualifying), and Best Animated Short Film at Havana Film Festival, as well as the 2020 Ann Arbor Film Festival Jury Award.
CARNE was awarded the Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival “Artist-in- Residence Program of Q21” Award, granting Kater a three-month residency in Vienna, Austria for Kater, who will then animate the festival’s next edition trailer. Kater has a bachelor degree in Media Studies at State University of Campinas (Unicamp), and in 2012 she was awarded with a one-year scholarship in Film and Television Production at Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge, UK) by the Brazilian government program Science Without Borders. Kater has recently received the 2020/2022 RE:ANIMA Animation Scholarship for the European Joint Master in Animation (a new Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in the area of Animation and the Creative Arts). Due to COVID, the program has been delayed one year, but will continue in 2021 in the three host countries, Belgium, Portugal and Finland. Kater created and is Co-Director for LESMA, a weeklong animation event in Campinas, Brazil, in 2019. For each edition, LESMA exhibited work curated by a different international film festival: MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival (2016), ANIMAGE (2017), Stop Trik (2018) and MUMIA (2019).