Simon Kilmurry is a documentary producer, executive producer, and consultant. He has received one Prime Time Emmy Award, 17 News & Documentary Emmys, and six Peabody Awards. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild of America, the Television Academy, and has served on the board of jurors of the Peabody Awards since 2016. He is a board member of Jewish Story Partners and an advisor to The Redford Center.
Current productions include: “Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy” directed by Nancy Buirski; “My Name is Andrea” directed by Pratibha Parmar; and “The Human Trial” directed by Lisa Hepner.
He served as executive director of the International Documentary Association (IDA) (2015-2021) where he oversaw all of IDA’s programs and established the Enterprise Documentary Fund, providing over $5 million in funding to documentary films. Prior to IDA he was the executive producer of “POV”, the PBS showcase of independent documentaries (2007-2015) and co-founded the WORLD Channel documentary series “America ReFramed”.
He has served on film festival juries around the world, including the Sundance Film Festival, Visions Du Reel, Shanghai TV Festival, Astra Film Festival, DocAviv, Movies that Matter, Nordisk Panorama, New Orleans Film Festival Austin Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Festival, Dokufest Kosova, Tribeca Film Festival, Jhilava and Zurich Film Festival amongst others.