Opal H. Bennett grew up on Long Island, New York and attended New York University, later moving to London to study media regulation at the LSE. After several years in legal practice, Opal now programs full-time for several film festivals. In addition to DOC NYC, she curates shorts at the Nantucket Film Festival and Aspen Shortsfest, and is a Programmer with Athena Film Festival and an Assistant Programmer with Tribeca Film Festival. Opal is also a Programming Consultant for the March on Washington Film Festival. Opal has served on juries for SxSW, Leuven Shortsfest, NewFest and Queens World Film Festival. She has also served on advisory and grant panels.
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