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Over 30 years of experience discovering emerging world cinema talent through premiere film festival programming, film producing, production publicity and strategic festival publicity at A-List festivals around the world has given Kathleen McInnis a singular mission -- to empower filmmakers to merge their creative and business development to their own best advantage while building audience and expanding networks worldwide.
Kathleen's PR experience includes 12 years Festival Publicist at SIFF (Seattle); 30 years Film Publicist; 10 years A-List Talent Personal Publicist; 30 years Unit Publicist.
Kathleen's Programming experience includes Senior Programmer/SIFF; Director of Programming / Aspen; ShortsCut International Programmer / TIFF; Shorts Programmer / Hot Docs; Director of Programming / Palm Springs; Curator / SIFF New Works In Progress.
Kathleen's Producing and other PR credits can be found at IMDb.pro (https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0570603?ref_=hm_prof_photo)
We start with GOALS and EXPECTATIONS: Yours as filmmaker, those of the sales agents and distributors, even the films' goals. Then we deconstruct to reconstruct -- if you want to get HERE, what do we need to have to get you THERE? We can start in development, production, post, or even when you first get confirmation of your world premiere screening at major festival. Our major tools are you, your film, and your material deliverables. We use them all to craft the marketing elements best suited to present you and your film to your audience.
Kathleen McInnis has decades of experience helping world cinema filmmakers use the festival circuit to their best advantage. She brings together top professionals for each festival to work on behalf of the See-Through Films slate. Together, we all act as "festival buddies" for our teams working with them for the very best festival experience possible. It's our honor to be on your festival team.
SIFF New Works in Progress Forum Curator
Tribeca, Shorts Programming Consultant
Aspen Short Fest, Director of Programming
TIFF, Short Cuts International Programmer
HOT DOCS, International Shorts Programmer
Palm Springs ShortsFest, Festival Director, Film Curator, Director of Industry Programming
Slamdance Film Festival, Festival Director
Women In Cinema Film Festival, Co-Creator, Lead Programmer
Seattle International Film Festival, Lead Programmer, Director of Industry Programming, Director of Publicity and Promotion
Under her company, See-Through Films LLC, Kathleen designs individual campaigns for each film specific to their goals and expectations. She works to expand filmmaker networks, broaden and cultivate audience and raise profile for both the films and filmmakers, starting in development and continuing through production and on to the world premieres at festivals such as Toronto, Sundance, Berlin, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary and more.
2011-2016 UCLA TFT (MFA) – Adjunct Professor
Classes: Film Festival Strategies, Professional Transitions, Delivering Your Film
2008-2014 NYU Tisch/Asia, Singapore (MFA) – Visiting Professor
Classes: Film Festival Strategies, Exit Strategies, One-on-One Student Advisement
2005-2008 Loyola Marymount University, School of Film and Television
Film Festival Specialist, Office of External Affairs
1999-2000 Cinema Seattle
Educational Programs Coordinator; Screenwriters Salon Producer
Producer THE PARKER TRIBE (US)
Director: Jane Baker
Marketing Producer, FANTASTIC MACHINE (Sweden)
Directors: Maximilien von Aertryck, Axel Danielson
Marketing Producer, BIRDHOUSE (Netherlands)
Director: Floor Adams
Producer, MAMA (Spain) *Goya Winner
Director: Pablo de la Chica
Co-Producer, RETABLO (Peru) *Teddy Award Winner; BAFTA & Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee
Director: Alvaro Delgado Aparicio
Producer, Co-Creator: FLY FILMMAKING CHALLENGE 1996-2004
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences