Claire Aguilar

Claire Aguilar is an award-winning documentary film producer and film consultant providing analysis and strategic planning for independent producers. She has served as a film curator, film festival director and public television commissioning editor and broadcaster. At the International Documentary Association, she served as Director of Programming where she oversaw IDA’s professional development, education, mentorship and training initiatives and set strategy around IDA’s policy and advocacy work supporting. Claire is the former Director of Programming and Industry Engagement at Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the leading festivals for documentary and digital media. 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 over 200 films from international and U.S. producers and filmmakers. A second-generation Filipina American, she holds a BA in Communications Studies and an MA in Film and Television Studies from UCLA. Claire is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Academy’s Executive Documentary Branch Committee. She is Vice President of the Board of directors for Women Make Movies, and serves on the boards of Firelight Media and the Why Foundation.