Opal H. Bennett
Senior Producer, POV / Executive Producer, POV Shorts, American Documentary, Inc. (USA)
Opal H. Bennett is an Emmy-winning senior producer at POV and executive producer at POV Shorts. Under her leadership, POV Shorts broadcast the 2021 NewsDoc Emmy Winner for Short Documentary, The Love Bugs. Previously, Opal was Shorts Programmer and Director of Artist Development at DOCNYC and Senior Programmer at Athena Film Festival. She has also worked with Nantucket Film Festival, Aspen ShortsFest and Tribeca Film Festival. Opal is a member of the AMPAS Documentary branch and is a board member of the Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC). She has participated on various festival juries and selection committees for film grants. A Columbia Law grad, Opal holds a Masters from the LSE and received her B.A. from NYU.