Kitty Green

Director | The Royal Hotel

Kitty Green


Kitty Green is an award-winning Australian filmmaker. Her first narrative feature The Assistant premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in 2019 and screened at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival in 2020 before being released theatrically in the USA. It was nominated for best independent film at The Gotham Awards in 2021 and received multiple nominations at the Independent Spirit Awards later that year.

Born in Australia, Kitty studied filmmaking at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. After graduating film school, Kitty worked as an editor and producer for the ABC. In 2012, Kitty spent a year in her mother’s native Ukraine shooting with the protest movement ‘Femen’. Kitty’s first feature documentary, Ukraine Is Not a Brothel premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2013 and screened at over 50 festivals internationally. In 2015, Kitty’s documentary short, The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul premiered at Sundance and won the Jury Prize. Kitty’s hybrid feature Casting JonBenet premiered at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival in 2017 and was picked up by Netflix as a Netflix Original. In 2018, Kitty was a Sundance Fellow in the ‘Art of Nonfiction' initiative.


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