Simon Kilmurry

Exec Dir
International Documentary Association

Simon is the Executive Director of the International Documentary Association (IDA). He joined IDA in 2015 and oversees its programs and operations, including filmmaker services, educational programs, the IDA Awards, and advocacy for the field. In 2016, Kilmurry joined the board of jurors of the George Foster Peabody Awards. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Prior to joining IDA Kilmurry served from 1999–2015 in various roles at American Documentary | POV, including nine years as the executive producer of POV. He also served as chief executive of American Documentary (AmDoc), POV’s non-profit parent organization. While serving as executive director of AmDoc he oversaw all programs, including production and programming, POV digital, community engagement and development, and developed America ReFramed, an award-winning documentary series on the WORLD Channel.

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