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Katharine grew up trying to find her sexual identity by watching films and TV series and ended up having trouble finding herself.  


At a young age, Katharine starts thinking that she might be gay. To find her sexual identity, she turns to movies and tv, and from the representations, she creates an image of how she should be - an image that is far from the shy and scared girl she really is. Through an all-knowing voice-over, we hear her story, thoughts, and feelings, and we take part in her journey to find and free herself.

This Is Katharine is a personal story based on the directors' own experiences. It tells a story about finding your true self and the importance of representation.

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2022
Release date (international):
2022-03-18
Production company:
Tagline AS
Financing company:
Norwegian Film Institute
Midtnorsk filmsenter
Fond for lyd og bilde
Fritt Ord Foundation
Producer:
Ida H. Eldøen
Film consultant:
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen
KriStine Ann Skaret

Director

  • Ida H. Eldøen

    Ida is a Norwegian writer, director, and producer. She has a master's degree in film studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and studied at Nordland College of Art and Film. As a gay filmmaker, she is interested in representations of queer characters on film and wants to contribute to making them as diverse as possible.

    Ida is best known for her short comedy The Half Wall, which screened at several festivals in Europe, the USA, Asia, and Canada. It won the audience award at West Nordic International Film Festival in 2018. Her latest short, The Corner, won Best in Show at Wicked Queer: Boston International LGBTQ+ Film Festival in 2021.

    Ida H. Eldøen

Awards

2022:
LGBT+ Film Festival Poland
Best Animated Film
2022:
Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival
Nominated for the Iris Prize

Festivals

2022:
BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
2022:
Wicked Queer
2022:
LGBT+ Film Festival Poland
2022:
The Norwegian Short Film Festival
2022:
Peckham and Nunhead Free Film Festival
2022:
Love & Anarchy - Helsinki International Film Festival
2022:
Reeling - Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival
2022:
Oslo/Fusion International Film Festival
2022:
Iris Prize LGBTQ+ Film Festival
2022:
Seattle Queer Film Festival
2022:
Cinéffable - Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Ida H. Eldøen
Screenplay:
Ida H. Eldøen
Cinematographer:
Kim-Marius H. Olsen
Editor:
Ida H. Eldøen
Kim-Marius H. Olsen
Composer:
Sigurd Ekle
Sound Design:
Sigurd Ekle
Animator:
Ida H. Eldøen
Trine Vallevik Håbjørg
Øyvind Tangseth
Narrator:
Ida H. Eldøen
Lisa Cordileone

Technical information

Genre:
Animation
Comedy
LGBT
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,85
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in min's:
15'
Language:
English
Norwegian

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