Fake News Fairytale

Once upon a time, in the city of Veles (Macedonia), a group of teenagers discovered riches beyond their wildest dreams in the Fake News 'digital gold rush'.

Director Biography

Kate is an award-winning director and cinematographer whose work explores power, identity and citizenship in the digital age. She experiments with form in her films, playing with genre conventions to investigate truth. Her work has screened internationally at film festivals and galleries including the BFI London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, AFI Docs, The Showroom, and DOC NYC. Her Grierson and RTS award-winning film FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE was included in the BFI’s season Born Digital: Raised by the Internet and exhibited in a group show Digital Citizenship: The Precarious Subject at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in 2019. As a cinematographer, Kate has shot films across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America, working for clients such as Channel 4, Amazon Studios and VICE. Kate has taught documentary filmmaking at the National Film & Television School and is a part-time Lecturer (Teaching) in Film Production at UCL. Her work has been supported by the Tribeca Film Institute, Catapult Film Fund, Lush Film Fund, and BFI/Doc Society and in 2020 she was a documentary fellow with the Logan Nonfiction Program.


Kate Stonehill


United States


Macedonian, English







50 Shades of Fake News

Sunday, 12 June 17:00 - 18:30 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.

Also in this session

1. Fake News Fairytale
Kate Stonehill, 14
2. Personal Truth
Charlie Shackleton, 17
3. In Event of Moon Disaster
Francesca Panetta, Halsey Burgund, 8
4. Naya - Der Wald hat tausend Augen
Sebastian Mulder, 24