Kim A. Snyder, Producer/Director
Kim Snyder is an award-winning filmmaker with more than a dozen shorts and two feature documentaries to her name. Her most recent film, Welcome To Shelbyville (produced in partnership with BeCause Foundation and Active Voice), was a recipient of a 2010 Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fund grant, an official selection of the U.S. State Department's 2010 American Documentary Showcase, and will have its national broadcast on PBS's Independent Lens in 2011. Kim co-created the BeCause Foundation, directing and producing its first three short documentaries which have won numerous festival awards and been the catalyst for campaigns that have furthered the work of the social innovators they highlight.
Kim directed and produced the award-winning documentary I Remember Me, (Best Documentary, Denver International Film Festival, Honorable Mention Hamptons International Film Festival, Audience Award runner-up Sarasota Film Festival) and was distributed theatrically in the U.S. by Zeitgeist Films. She has 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. Kim served on the admissions review committee for NYU’s Graduate Film Program, and has been a producer’s rep for several critically acclaimed foreign films including Crows (New Yorker Films), directed by Dorota Kedzierzawska. Kim graduated with a Masters in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.