Welcome to the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation

The actress Katrin Cartlidge died suddenly in September 2002 at the age of 41. 

Her many film credits included NAKED, BEFORE THE RAIN, BREAKING THE WAVES, CAREER GIRLS, TOPSY TURVY and NO MAN’S LAND.

Shortly after her untimely death the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation was established in her memory. 

It exists to encourage, in the form in the form of an annual busary awarded to a new creative voice in cinema, the independence, singularity and integrity of spirit that Katrin Cartlidge powerfully embraced and exemplified in her own lifetime.

“When our closest friend Katrin Cartlidge died, she tore through death as she tore through life.  With anarchic disregard for ‘good form’ she was gone before we knew a thing.  Her magnetic sense of direction for what is right and what is possible remains a compass for all her friends.  And to ensure that we remember to tear through life with that same anarchic disregard for our own safety, we set up the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation”

Simon McBurney, on behalf of the Trustees and Patrons of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation.

Latest News

Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Patron BINGHAM RAY dies, 23 January 2012

"Visionary, film buff, pioneer of independent cinema, brilliant producer, legendary distributor and one of the funniest men ever, Bingham Ray was a great friend and supporter of this Foundation.

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HALA LOTFY receives Katrin Cartlidge Bursary at SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2011

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CHARLOTTE RAMPLING to CURATE Katrin Cartlidge Bursary 2011

We are delighted, in this our eighth year, to share this news with you. Charlotte has intimated that she will award a young filmmaker from the Arab world and we look foward to her selection with excitement.

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