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Nico Opper

San Francisco State University




NBCUniversal Point Scholar

Nico Opper (they/them) is an Emmy®-nominated filmmaker who has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” Indiewire’s “25 LGBT Filmmakers on the Rise,” and DOC NYC’s “40 Under 40” list of documentary talents. Their work has screened at The Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs, Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Docs and Guadalajara International Film Festival. Their debut feature Off and Running received the Best Documentary Award at Outfest, Best Documentary Screenplay at Silverdocs and was screened as part of PBS’s POV series. Their recent short form episodic series, The F Word, was nominated for a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series, an IDA Award for Best Short Series and was named one of the year’s best web series by Indiewire. Opper most recently collaborated with Shannon St. Aubin on the Tribeca and Hot Docs short documentary When I Write It (also on POV.)

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