A new member has been appointed to the team which puts on one of the world’s biggest documentary film festivals in Sheffield.
Claire Aguilar has landed the newly created role of director of programming and industry engagement for Sheffield Doc/Fest.
She will be responsible for curating the film programme and industry training and mentoring as part of Doc/Fest’s year-round training workshops.
Claire comes to the position from the American public television broadcaster Independent Television Service, where she was responsible for commissioning award-winning documentaries by independent producers.
She also serves as programming consultant, film juror and panelist across a variety of international documentary organisations and serves on the board of Women Make Movies and is on the executive committee of the European Documentary Network.
Claire said: “Attending Doc/Fest as an industry delegate and speaker has long been a highlight of my year, and to now have the opportunity to become a part of this creative and dynamic festival is very exciting.
“I’m very much looking forward to joining the incredibly talented festival team, and to working with documentary film-makers and producers from all over the world bringing their films to play at Doc/Fest and as part of the year-round training programme.”
Alex Graham, chair of Sheffield Doc/Fest said the team were ‘absolutely thrilled’ with the appointment.