Kim A. Snyder is an award-winning filmmaker with over a dozen shorts and two feature documentaries. Her most recent film, Welcome To Shelbyville, is a recipient of a 2010 Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fund grant, an official selection of the US State Department’s 2010 American Documentary Showcase, and will have its national broadcast on PBS’s Independent Lens in early 2011. Over the past four years, Kim worked together with the BeCause Foundation to direct and produce Welcome To Shelbyville, along with its first three short documentaries, Alone No Love, One Bridge to the Next, and Crossing Midnight, which have won numerous festival awards and been the catalyst for campaigns furthering the work of the social innovators they highlight.
Kim directed and produced the award-winning documentary feature I Remember Me, which was distributed theatrically in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films, aired on the Sundance Channel, and has been distributed worldwide. She has also written numerous articles for Variety Magazine. In 1994, Kim associate produced the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor which became the cornerstone of The Trevor Project, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to suicide prevention among gay youth. She has served as advisor on a number of documentaries including the 2010 Academy Award winning short, Music by Prudence and Ronit Avni’s Encounter Point. Kim served on the admissions review committee for NYU’s Graduate Film Program, graduated with a Masters in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and resides in New York City.