Born in Ottawa and currently based in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Kate Solar is a filmmaker primarily working in documentary and experimental film. Her work investigates the boundaries of memory, considering what exists in the interstitial space between an experience and the filmic documentation of it. In the last few years, her moving image practice has become centred around handmade filmmaking techniques: the celluloid image can be approached through tactile, material alteration, offering new ways to investigate the image as archive.
Solar holds a BFA in Film from NSCAD University, where she was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2023 NSCAD Student Art Award. 

Education
2024 – BFA in Film, NSCAD University
Governor General's Academic Medal, 2024
Grand Prize Winner of the NSCAD Student Art Award, 2023
Hydrama Residency, NSCAD University / Hydrama Theatre, Greece, 2023
Creative Innovators of Tomorrow Award, NSCAD University, 2020

Screenings and Catalogues (selected)
International Encounters Traverse: In situ, in tempore, Toulouse, France, 2024
Fleapit Cinema, Halifax NS, 2023 and 2024
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin (video catalogue), 2023
Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival, Halifax NS, 2023 and 2024
International Encounters Traverse: Variabilités en échos, Toulouse, France, 2023

Exhibitions (selected)
Same As It Ever Was, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS, 2024
Written and Directed By, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS, 2023
coming home (with NSCAD Photography Collective), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS, 2023
palimpsestos, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax NS, 2023
NSCAD Student Art Award Exhibition, Port Loggia Gallery, Halifax NS, 2023
Gaiety (with NSCAD Queer Collective), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS, 2022
coming home (with NSCAD Photography Collective), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax NS, 2022

Memberships
Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP), Halifax NS


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