Aguilar will oversee IDA’s professional development, education, mentorship and training initiatives. Aguilar will work in tandem with IDA’s Filmmaker Services team and the recently announced Enterprise Documentary Fund to build a suite of support services for documentary makers. In addition, she will set strategy around IDA’s policy and advocacy work. Aguilar will serve as the primary programmer for IDA’s biennial “Getting Real” conference. The next edition of “Getting Real” will take place in September 2018.”Claire Aguilar is one of the most experienced and well-respected voices in the documentary field,” says IDA Executive Director Simon Kilmurry. “I am very excited to welcome Claire into a position where she can lead IDA’s work on a range of issues supporting filmmakers and building a stronger and vibrant field.”
To learn more about Aguilar’s background as an award-winning film curator, film festival director and public television commissioning editor, click here.