Catherine Wyler

Artistic Director, Rochester/High Falls International Film Festival

Catherine Wyler is the founding Artistic Director of the Rochester/High Falls International Film Festival in Rochester, New York.

Prior to that, she produced the Warner Bros.’ feature film Memphis Belle in 1990, as well as documentaries for television, including Emmy-nominated Directed By William Wyler in 1986 and Witness To Hope: The Life of Karol Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II in 2001.

Ms. Wyler was Senior Vice President of Production at Columbia Pictures and Director of Cultural and Children’s Programming at PBS.

From 1977-81, she was Assistant Director of the Media Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts, where she played a key role in the creation of The Sundance Institute and other media organizations.

Ms. Wyler has been a film festival juror at Venice, Sundance, Berlin, Chicago and Istanbul.

She also serves on Advisory Committees for the National Gallery of Art, Women in Film and Video and the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, D.C.

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