Ian Robertson Kibbe
Ian Robertson Kibbe (producer) is a Chicago-based filmmaker who has created work for PBS, The Onion, NPR, the DNC, Kartemquin FIlms, Time Magazine and many more. His first feature film was the award-winning Kartemquin Films documentary Raising Bertie, which followed the lives of three young men for seven years in the rural, predominantly African-American community of Bertie County, North Carolina. The film premiered at the 2016 Full Frame documentary film festival, going on to a theatrical run and national broadcast on PBS’ POV series in 2017. In 2020, Ian's award-winning short about a dog hotel in the hills outside of Barcelona Spain, Perrodiso, played at numerous international shorts festivals in 2021. Ian is an alum of IFP Labs, Good Pitch, Doc Society Climate Story Fund and Cucalorus Works-in-Progress. Though he doesn’t look it, Ian is also mixed-race, white and Afro-Caribbean. His unique perspective on race and ethnicity informs every aspect of his life and work. He is currently the chair of the Documentary Producers Alliance Inclusion and Structural Equality Committee where he works to make the documentary industry more equitable, inclusive and accountable.