Simon Kilmurry
International Documentary Association - IDA (USA)

Simon Kilmurry is the executive director of the International Documentary Association (IDA). He oversees all IDA programs and operations, including filmmaker services, funding, educational programs, the IDA Awards, IDA’s Getting Real conference, and advocacy for the field. In 2017 he launched IDA’s Enterprise Documentary Fund, a $1 million annual fund supporting documentary journalism.
He serves on the board of jurors of the George Foster Peabody Awards and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Prior to IDA he was the executive producer of POV, the PBS showcase of independent documentaries where he received one Prime Time Emmy, three Prime Time Emmy nominations, 17 News & Documentary Emmy Awards, more than 60 News & Documentary Emmy nominations, and six Peabody Awards.