Kathryn Golden holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute and is a founding partner of Searchlight Films. Ms. Golden has written, directed and edited many award-winning films including: Producer/Director, Across Time and Space, a one hour documentary about the Bondy family who survived Nazi Germany to preserve their pioneering educational philosophy; Producer/Writer/Editor, And Still We Dance, a one hour portrait of the San
Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival with national PBS distribution; Producer/Director/Editor, American Treasure – The Folk Art of Joaquim Miguel Almeida and Producer/ Writer/Editor, Tchuba Means Rain for New England regional PBS.
Golden is the creator of a series of ground-breaking videos featuring the arts in San Francisco. She is the Producer/Director of What’s Your Destiny with ODC San Francisco, The San Francisco Stage, for the San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum and is the Producer/Director for San Francisco Arts Are All Over the Map, a nine-year television series promoting San Francisco artists and organizations for Grants for the Arts of the S.F. Hotel Tax fund.
Golden is currently Producer/Editor of Packin’ Up—Marion Williams and the Philadelphia Gospel Women, for the Public Broadcasting System and Dancing with Saigon, a documentary about Vietnamese-American dancer Danny Nguyen.
Kathryn Golden’s awards include, National Endowment For The Arts production grants, National Black Programming Consortium; the Polaroid Foundation grant; California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania State Humanities production grants, the San Francisco Advertising Club’s Award of Excellence and the Frances Gay Award for Community Service.