Magazine article Screen International

Claire Aguilar to Leave Sheffield Doc/Fest

Magazine article Screen International

Claire Aguilar to Leave Sheffield Doc/Fest

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Claire Aguilar is to step down from her position at Sheffield Doc/Fest at the end of August after just over 18 months at the festival.

As director of programming and industry engagement, Aguilar curated two editions of the documentary festival. She is stepping down to return to the US and pursue new opportunities.

In a statement, Aguilar said: "I have had the exceptional opportunity of working with the most talented filmmakers and creators at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and being part of a dedicated and gifted team. I look forward to new adventures in the world of media and documentary."

Aguilar joined Doc/Fest in Jan 2015 from US public broadcaster Independent Television Service (ITVS), where she held the roles of executive content adviser, responsible for commissioning documentaries and vp of programming, which saw her overseeing programming strategy and funding. …

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