Sheffield Doc/Fest Appoints Luke W. Moody Director of Film Programming

Luke W. Moody
Courtesy of Sheffield Doc/Fest

Luke W. Moody is set to be the new Director of Film Programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The news comes from a release distributed by the festival earlier today. He takes over the position on November 14 following the departure of Claire Aguilar after two successful seasons.

Moody is a Sheffield native and brings to the festival a passion for supporting works both local and international. He comes to the festival after serving as the Head of Film at BRITDOC (his current position), the London and New York based group devoted to connecting docs with partners and engaging with audiences to maximize documentary impact. Among the documentaries in Moody’s portfolio is the recent TIFF premiere An Insignificant Man on which he served as executive producer. His credits also include Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning Edward Snowden doc Citizenfour and the Oscar-nominated Jeremy Scahill doc Dirty Wars, both as the manager of UK impact. Other titles in his BRITDOC portfolio include Hooligan Sparrow and All These Sleepless Nights.

Moody is also a co-founder of Frames of Representation, a festival that showcases new documentary cinema, and Something Real a digital distribution platform for docs, and brings a range of experience in curation, impact strategy, and innovation to Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Please visit Sheffield Doc/Fest for more information.