Festival Strategist, Producer, Publicist

Kathleen McInnis

Drawing from 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 primarily 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, for documentary and narrative features.

Kathleen was Director of Programming at Aspen ShortsFest; Festival Director of Palm Springs ShortFest and Slamdance, and Programmer for Hot Docs, Tribeca and Toronto Film Festivals. She began her festival career at Seattle Int’l Film Festival as Festival Publicist, and rose to be the Director of Publicity/Marketing, Director of Industry Programming and Lead Programmer there.