Opal H. Bennett is an Emmy-winning film producer, curator and programmer, and a leader in the independent documentary community. She is on the programming teams for Aspen ShortsFest, Athena Film Festival and DOC NYC. She has also served on numerous grant selection committees and juries, including SXSW. Bennett is the producer of “POV Shorts,” the public television series dedicated to short-form nonfiction films. A Columbia Law School grad, Bennett has a master's in media studies from the London School of Economics and received her B.A. from New York University.