Keith
Simanton

Jury
IMDB PRO SHORT FILM AWARD

Keith Simanton is the senior film editor of IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content, and he is a longtime commentator on the arts.

Keith is in the select group of “Oscar Experts” on Goldderby.com and tied for the #1 spot at picking the Oscar winners two years in a row. He is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and votes for the Critics’ Choice Awards each year. He travels to the major film festivals each season including Sundance, Cannes, Venice, and Toronto. He attends three major Comic-Cons (San Diego, New York and Seattle) and has been on the board of the Seattle Film Festival since 2008.

His greatest accomplishment has been with IMDb, which, when he joined in August of 2000, had 3 million page views a month. During the time he was managing editor IMDb grew and now enjoys the patronage of more than 250 million unique users a month, with 150 million downloads of IMDb’s mobile apps worldwide.

In 2008 Keith managed the acquisition of Box Office Mojo for IMDb, bringing the revered industry site into the IMDb family. Part of his current role is working as the IMDb liaison to Amazon Studios and their original movies and shows.

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