Bonni Cohen

Co-Founder
Catapult Film Fund/ Actual Films
Participates in 1 Session


  • Bonni Cohen has produced and directed an array of award-winning films. Most recently, Bonni directed AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER which was selected to be the opening night film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, released by Paramount Pictures in 2017 and was nominated for the 2018 BAFTA for Best Documentary.  In 2016 Bonni co-directed the Peabody award-winning film, AUDRIE&DAISY, which premiered at Sundance and was picked up as a Netflix original. Bonni also produced The Island President (2011), for which she was nominated for Theatrical Documentary Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, received the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Pare Lorentz Award from the International Documentary Association. She co-directed and produced Inside Guantanamo for National Geographic which went on to be nominated for a best documentary Emmy in 2009. Bonni co-directed and produced The Rape of Europa, a feature-length documentary for primetime PBS which was nominated for two Emmys and short-listed for the Academy Awards. The film is an adaptation of Lynn Nicholas’ National Book Award winning history of the same name.
  • Bonni also produced Wonders Are Many, a film by Jon Else about the making of the John Adams’ opera, Doctor Atomic. It had its premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and had its’ national television broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens series.. In addition to Actual Films, Bonni is the co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund with Lisa Kleiner Chanoff. for the past 8 years, Catapult has given away development grants to documentary films. Together with Lisa, Bonni executive produced a number of Catapult projects, including Art& Craft and When God Sleeps. Before coming to documentary film, Bonni worked as a journalist for Reuters Television and was based in London and Jerusalem.  Bonni earned a Masters degree in Documentary Film from Stanford University and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.

Sessions in which Bonni Cohen participates

Tuesday 27 September, 2016

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