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Claire Aguilar

Director of Programming and Policy
International Documentary Associati
Participates in 1 Session

Claire Aguilar is Director of Programming and Policy at IDA (International Documentary Association.  She oversees IDA’s professional development, education, mentorship and training initiatives. In addition, she sets strategy around IDA’s policy and advocacy work supporting filmmakers around a range of issues. Aguilar serves as the primary programmer for IDA’s biennial “Getting Real” conference, which will take place in September 2018.  She is the former Director of Programming and Industry Engagement at Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the leading festivals for documentary and digital media where she curated and directed the film program for Doc/Fest 2015 and 2016, programming over 350 films and working with over 200 filmmakers and media creators.  At the Independent Television Service (ITVS), she served as Vice President of Programming and Executive Content Advisor, working on program content and strategy for the organization, including commissioning programming from international and U.S. independent producers.  She co-curated the Emmy and Peabody awarded series Independent Lens, PBS’s prominent showcase of independently produced films.  A second-generation Filipina American, she has a BA in Communications Studies and MA in Film and Television Studies from UCLA.  She serves on the Boards of Women Make Movies, Firelight Media and EDN (European Documentary Network). 


Sessions in which Claire Aguilar participates

Thursday 29 September, 2016

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