Kathleen McInnis

Kathleen uses her thirty years experience in festival programming, film publicity and producing to help world cinema filmmakers merge their creative and business development. As strategic publicist, Kathleen represents world cinema films premiering at Toronto, Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Hot Docs and Tribeca film festivals. As creative producer, Kathleen curates the “SIFF New Works In Progress Forum”, bringing together filmmaker, industry mentors and audience at critical creative junctions. Her recent films as Co-Producer include RETABLO (2019 BAFTA and Film Independent Spirit Award-nominee; Peru’s official Oscar-submission), and the Swedish feature documentary-in-production, BROADCAST. Further credits as Unit Publicist and Producer can be found on IMDb.com.

Kathleen’s tenure at the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market allowed for both discovery and support of the hundreds of international filmmakers attending the fest each year: She left the festival in 2014 as Festival Director. While creating the first international shorts program at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Kathleen built strategic platforms to bridge the gap between short filmmakers and industry decision makers.

Kathleen is an International Advisor for the European Bank Reconstruction & Development program. She has taught at NYU Tisch-Asia and UCLA film schools. https://see-throughfilms.com/