Catya Plate came to New York in 1987 through a Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate studies at School of Visual Arts.
She has been exhibiting internationally since the mid1980s and her work is included in public and private collections worldwide, such as the Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art Library in New York City. Articles and reviews of Plate's films and art have appeared in the new York Times, UK Film Review, The Independent, and many others.
In 2009 she created Clothespin Freak Productions to bring her "Clothespin Freaks" characters to life through stop-motion animation short films.
Clothespin Freak productions has produced "The Reading", "Hanging By A Thread", and "Meeting Macguffin". The latter two are the first installments in a trilogy of ecological thrillers. Catya's completely handcrafted post-apocalyptic films combine imagination with humor and hope against the backdrop of a world in peril. In 2019 Indie Shorts Magazine proclaimed: Meeting MacGuffin is the Best Stop-Motion Ecological Thriller Out There!
Her short screenplay "Las Nogas", last short in the trilogy, won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Script at the 2019 Oscar qualifying Flickers' Rhode island International Film Festival Screenwriting Competition.
She's currently in development on her stop-motion feature "Las Nogas: The Beginning".
Originally from Barcelona, Spain, and raised in Germany, Catya is trilingual and happily resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Todd and dog Clover.
her website is: http://www.catyaplate.com
  • Writer (4 Credits)
    Las Nogas
    Short Script
    Meeting MacGuffin
    Screenplay, Short Script
    Meeting MacGuffin2017
    Animation, Short
    Hanging By A Thread2013
    Animation, Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Meeting MacGuffin2017
    Animation, Short
    Hanging By A Thread2013
    Animation, Short
  • Producer (2 Credits)
    Meeting MacGuffin2017
    Animation, Short
    Hanging By A Thread2013
    Animation, Short
  • Animator (1 Credit)
    Meeting MacGuffin2017
    Animation, Short
  • Director of Photography (1 Credit)
    Meeting MacGuffin2017
    Animation, Short
  • Cinematography (1 Credit)
    Meeting MacGuffin2017
    Animation, Short
TOP ANIMATION SCREENPLAY LOGLINE Sept 2019
Las Nogas
FEEDBACK Animation Film & Screenplay Festival
Los Angeles, CA
2019
WINNER BEST ANIMATION SCRIPT
Las Nogas
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence
2019
BEST ANIMATION
Meeting MacGuffin
Jim Thorpe Film Festival
Jim Thorpe
2019
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Meeting MacGuffin
ME Film Festival
Milledgeville
2019
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Meeting MacGuffin
SCIFF-Scandinavian International Film Festival
Helsinki
2018
NOMINATED for Best Animation
Meeting MacGuffin
Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest
Berlin
2018
Nominated Best Animation
Meeting MacGuffin
Queens World Film Festival
New York
2018
BEST ANIMATION (Professional Category)
Meeting MacGuffin
St. Francis College Women's Film Festival
New York
2018
Nominated: BEST ANIMATION
Meeting MacGuffin
Maryland International Film Festival
Hagerstown
2018
SPIRIT V & T AWARD
Meeting MacGuffin
Vidlings & Tapeheads
Hamtramck, Michigan
2018
JURY SPECIAL MENTION AWARD
Meeting MacGuffin
Fano International Film Festival
Fano
2018
Nominated: BEST ANIMATED FILM
Meeting MacGuffin
FilmQuest
Provo, Utah
2018
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Meeting MacGuffin
Wasteland Film Festival
Edwards, CA
2018
HONORABLE JURY MENTION (Animation)
Meeting MacGuffin
6th Indian Cine Film Festival
Mumbai
2018
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT
Meeting MacGuffin
ANIMAZE-International Animation Festival Montreal
Montreal
2017
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Meeting MacGuffin
Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival (stiff)
Seattle
2017
BEST SHORT PRODUCTION DESIGN Award
Meeting MacGuffin
Other Worlds Austin
Austin
2017
GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER: BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Meeting MacGuffin
Rhode Island International Film Festival (Academy Awards® Qualifying) -Vortex
Providence, RI
2017
TBD
Hanging By A Thread
Morbido Film Festival
Puebla, Mexico
2014
SPIRIT AWARD (Animation)
Hanging By A Thread
Brooklyn Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York
2014
TBD
Hanging By A Thread
FreeNetWorld International Film Festival
Nis, Serbia
2014
Top 40 Shorts
Meeting MacGuffin
Cinequest Short Screenplay Competition
San Jose, CA
2014
AWARD of EXCELLENCE (Animation)
Hanging By A Thread
The IndieFest Film Awards
California
2014
MERIT AWARD (Animation)
Hanging By A Thread
Williamsburg International Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York
2014
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Hanging By A Thread
Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Seattle, WA
2014
TBD
Hanging By A Thread
New Hampshire Film Festival
Portsmouth, NH
2014
JURY PRIZE-BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Hanging By A Thread
Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City, CA
2013
Semi-Finalist
Meeting MacGuffin
Utah Awards and Film Festival
Provo
BEST ANIMATION SHORT (September)
Meeting MacGuffin
Aphrodite Film Awards
New York
JURY'S CITATION AWARD
Meeting MacGuffin
38th Black Maria Film Festival
New Jersey City