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Caitlin Boyle has served for more than fifteen years as a leading advisor for independent film teams and distributors seeking to use film as a tool for social impact. She believes in the unique power of nonfiction storytelling to encourage civic engagement, foster community cohesion and support movements for social equity. In addition to working closely with filmmakers and distributors, Caitlin participates regularly as a mentor and guest speaker for arts organizations including The Gotham, the Berkeley Film Foundation, Film Independent, Impact Partners and the New York Foundation for the Arts. In addition to consulting with more than 450 independent film teams, Caitlin’s client work represents a diverse cross-section of distributors, broadcasters, brands, and nonprofit organizations, including DOC NYC, Magnolia Pictures, NEON, WNET, The Sundance Institute, Patagonia, Timberland, the National Resource Defense Council, The Climate Pledge, and more.
Beyond consulting, Caitlin also serves as project manager of the Center for Storytelling and Narrative Change at Auburn Seminary, and has served as both Director of Filmmaker Development and Director of Industry at DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival. For ten years between 2008 and 2018, Caitlin was Executive Director of Film Sprout, a boutique firm she founded with the mission to broaden the audience and social impact of documentary film through community-driven and grassroots networks. In this role, Caitlin pioneered the strategic exhibition of films in local settings, creating a new model for distribution in which hosts paired film screenings with powerful social action initiatives.
Caitlin is a graduate of Columbia University and the Indiana University Graduate School of Journalism. She has served as founder and director of the Peace of the City Summer Film Series with the Northwest Film Center; on the boards of UnionDocs and Northwest Documentary; and on the advisory board of NYU’s Cinema Research Institute and the documentary advisory committee of the Paley Center for Media.
After more than a dozen years living and working in New York City, she now lives in the hills of Vermont with her family, dog and chickens.
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