Claire Aguilar is Director of Programming and Industry Engagement for Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the leading showcases of documentary films and digital media in the world. She is the programmer for the festival and is also responsible for industry training and mentoring. Prior to Sheffield, she worked at the ITVS as a funder and co-producer for independent filmmakers and public media. She has commissioned programming from the global community of independent producers, and has been a curator for the PBS series “Independent Lens”. She has served as a programming consultant, executive advisor and jury member for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, STEPS, Firelight Media, IDFA, Visions du Réel, Eurodoc, WGBH, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and many other media organizations. 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).