Kathleen McInnis, See-Through Films
Drawing from her thirty years experience in festival programming, film publicity and producing, Kathleen McInnis helps world cinema filmmakers merge their creative and business development via the film festival circuit.
As strategic publicist, Kathleen represents world cinema films premiering at Toronto, Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, and Karlovy Vary festivals.
As producer, Kathleen’s recent films include RETABLO (2019 BAFTA and Film Independent Spirit Award-nominee; Peru’s official Oscar-submission), and the Swedish feature documentary-in-production, BROADCAST (Plattform Produktions).
Kathleen currently curates the Seattle Int’l Film Festival’s New Works-in-Progress Forum, bringing together documentary and narrative filmmakers both, industry mentors, and audience at the critical creative moment before the film is locked.
Previously, Kathleen has held titles of Director of Programming, Director of Publicity/Marketing, and Festival Director as well as Programmer/Curator at festivals such as Seattle, Slamdance, Palm Springs, Aspen, Hot Docs, Tribeca and Toronto International Film Festivals, among others. Kathleen prioritizes building strategic festival platforms to bridge the gap between short filmmakers and industry decision makers.
Kathleen has taught festival strategies at LMU School of Film and Television, NYU-Tisch Asia/Singapore, and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.