Caroline von Kuhn
Director of Industry and Catalyst at Sundance Institute
Caroline von Kuhn is the Director of Industry and Catalyst at Sundance Institute. Prior to this, Caroline was Director of Artist Development at the SFFILM (San Francisco Film Society) where she launched SFFILM Invest. She was a Co-Founder of the Points North Institute with Ben Fowlie and Sean Flynn—which produces the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF)—after coming from the Tribeca Film Festival, running the industry department after four years in publicity. She has worked extensively in film publicity in New York at Tribeca, Apparition (Bob Berney's distribution company), and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Caroline produced industry panels for Doha Tribeca Film Festival (Qatar) and programmed the launch of the crowd-sourced funding and distribution platform Seed&Spark with the team behind her first feature film, Like the Water. Caroline's producing work includes Paul Felten and Joe DeNardo's Slow Machine (2020 Rotterdam, New York Film Festival); Ian Olds' Burn Country (formerly titled The Fixer, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival winner); and her directorial debut Like the Water, for which she also served as executive producer and writer. In theatre, she most recently produced and co-directed a US/UK/Norwegian production of I ,PEER, a modern take on Ibsen's PEER GYNT and disability in the arts (Oslo Norway's National Theatre, London's Old Vic / New Voices, and New York's Private Theatre). Caroline was a 2016 IFP Cannes Producers Network Fellow and sits on the Board of Directors at Points North Institute and Catapult Film Fund. She received her BA in Financial Economics from University of Virginia and an MFA from University of Manchester (UK).