Fred Simon is a Boston based independent producer of documentary films. His films have explored a wide range of social, cultural, and medical issues, and have been broadcast nationally on PBS, the Learning Channel, throughout Europe and Japan, and are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He has received recognition for his work from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and The Massachusetts Artists’ Foundation; and his films have received awards from a variety of sources including The American Film Festival, The Athens Film Festival, The Worldwide Video Festival, The U.S. Film & and Video Festival, and The New England Film Festival.

Mr. Simon is also an Assistant Professor in Screen Studies at Clark University and co-founder and Executive Producer at The Center for Independent Documentary, a non-profit foundation which has collaborated in the production of over 150 independent films since 1982. He has also created educational films for a variety of institutions including The Boston Globe, The World Resources Institute, and The Environmental Protection Agency.

Among his films:

“undeniably powerful”
The New York Times

“probably the best program PBS broadcast this year,
awesome in its integrity and success.”
St Petersburg Times


“unusually intelligent”
San Francisco Chronicle

“a work of unnerving intensity”
Boston Globe

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  1. Fred’s video FRANK established the approach to exploring the human condition, that has defined the personal interview since the early 70’s.

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