Dawn King

The Kármán Line


  • Best Short, BAFTA


  • Best Short, BIFA
  • Best Short, Savannah Film Fest
  • Ellen Award for Originality and Best Comedy, Aspen Shortsfest
  • Best Narrative Short, Oklahoma Deadcentre Fest
  • Best Short Drama, New Hampshire Film Fest
  • Best Short Drama, San Jose Film Fest
  • Grand Prix Short, Xining Film Fest China
  • Best Short, UK Film Fest
  • Grand Prize and Best Foreign Film, Alhambra Film Fest
  • Best Narrative Short, Riverrun Film Fest
  • Zarathoustra Best Film Award, Eidôlon Philosophical Film Festival
  • Grand Prix, Prix France Télévisions and Prix Collège, Court Métrange Fest and Audience Favourite, Shortsup Festival Romania



  • James Tait Black Drama prize 2014 (longlisted)



  • Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award 2013
  • Most Promising Playwright, Off West End awards 2012
  • Papatango New Writing Competition 2011


  • Best New Play, Off West End awards 2012
  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2012
  • James Tait Black Drama prize 2011/12

The Squatter’s Handbook


  • Film Council's 25 Words or Less pitching competition 2006

The Royal National Theatre Foundation judging panel, led by the author Kate Mosse, said of Foxfinder:

"We chose a play about grief, about religious mania, about the ways in which women and men are forced to adapt to survive. Foxfinder is clever, beautifully crafted and a skilful blend of symbol and realism. Atmospheric and brimful with heightened emotion, it is both a strong ensemble piece and has four strong and individual roles. The writing is muscular and accomplished, and the words sing on the page."

The jury of Aspen Shortsfest said of The Kármán Line:

"There are many insightful life metaphors in this year's winner. On some levels the film can be seen as a comedy – because it is indeed witty and full of the unexpected - but it is ultimately profound and tender. It touches our emotions, all of them, from anger to sadness to love, and it leaves us deeply moved."