Catharine Axley

Film Production, Film Production and Media Studies

Catharine Axley

Assistant Professor

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Catharine Axley is a documentary filmmaker and editor who seeks stories of empowerment through subjects that defy expectations. Her most recent film is "ATTLA," a feature documentary co-produced by ITVS and Vision Maker Media, winner of Best Documentary Feature at the 44th American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, and a selectee of the 2020-2021 American Film Showcase program through the U.S. State Department.

Her films have played at festivals including the San Francisco International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Harlem International Film Festival, the Banff World Tour and the United Nations Association Film Festival. She was a Regional Finalist for the 2014 Student Academy Awards, an official nominee for the David L. Wolper Award at the 2015 International Documentary Association Awards, and a recipient of Best Indigenous Film at the 2019 BendFilm Festival.

Axley previously taught as a Filmmaker-in-Residence at the University of Kentucky and joined Spelman College for a semester to design and teach a documentary editing course.