Caroline von Kühn (USA)
Director, Industry & Catalyst
Sundance Institute

Caroline von Kühn is Director of Industry and Catalyst at Sundance Institute.

Prior to this, Caroline was Director of Artist Development at the SFFILM where she launched SFFILM Invest. She was a Co-Founder of the Points North Institute after coming from the Tribeca Film Festival. Caroline’s recent producing work includes Slow Machine (2020 Rotterdam, New York Film Festival); Burn Country (2016 Tribeca winner). Caroline sits on the Board of Points North Institute and Catapult Film Fund. She received her BA in Financial Economics from University of Virginia and MFA from University of Manchester (UK).

Catalyst is Sundance Institute’s film financing program, which builds a culture of partnership between independent investors and filmmakers. Catalyst’s investor track serves new and experienced film funders through year-round programming, highly curated financing opportunities, and ongoing engagement with the wider Sundance community. Catalyst’s rigorous filmmaker lab offers tailored guidance on how to develop financing plans, build successful investor relationships, and effectively present projects. The program’s signature Catalyst Forum includes a slate of documentary and fiction features seeking financing and connects filmmakers and investors through presentations, individual meetings, panels, and informal social moments. Since its founding in 2013, more than $45 million has been raised to support over 100 films through Catalyst.