Claire Aguilar

Claire Aguilar

Claire Aguilar is an award-winning film curator, film festival director and public television commissioning editor and broadcaster, bringing compelling creative documentaries and innovative content to audiences around the world. She is Director of Programming and Policy at International Documentary Association (IDA), overseeing public and educational programming, and acts as chief programmer for IDA’s biannual documentary conference Getting Real. Claire is the former Director of Programming and Industry Engagement at Sheffield Doc/Fest, a leading documentary and digital media festival. At the Independent Television Service (ITVS), she served as Executive Content Advisor and Vice President of Programming, bringing hundreds of documentary films to television and screens. She has served as a programming consultant and panelist for the Ford Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Rockefeller Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Fellowships in the Arts and many other media and funding organizations. A second-generation Filipina American, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies and a Master of Arts in Film and Television Studies from UCLA. She is Vice President of the Board of Women Make Movies, and serves on the Executive boards of Firelight Media, European Documentary Network (EDN) and the Why Foundation.