Lisa Chanoff

Chanoff, Lisa

  • Position: Co-Founder
  • Company: Catapult Film Fund

Lisa Kleiner Chanoff is co-founder with Bonni Cohen of Catapult Film Fund. Catapult’s development grants help launch documentary film projects on a broad spectrum of issues, topics and perspectives. Catapult grantees include: E-TEAM, Cinematography Award winner at Sundance 2014, THE OVERNIGHTERS, winner of the Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking at Sundance 2014, CALL ME KUCHU, which took top prizes at Berlinale, Oscar-winner Freida Mock's ANITA, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, THE GENIUS OF MARIAN, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, REMOTE AREA MEDICAL, which premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Festival, and THE KILL TEAM, which won Best Documentary Feature at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Festival. Lisa is a Co-Executive Producer of FRUITVALE STATION, and an Executive Producer of the documentary WATCHERS OF THE SKY. Before starting Catapult, Lisa practiced law in San Francisco and with the U.S. Department of Justice and later received a master’s degree in Museum Studies and worked with museums in the San Francisco bay area.