Nico Opper

Eureka Fellowship Awardees 2021

Nico Opper (Pronouns: they, them, she, her) is an Emmy®-nominated filmmaker whose work
centers on the voices of young people, examining how they forge their identities in a time defined by
globalization, consumerism, media connectivity, and vast economic and social inequalities. Opper is
interested in the relationship these individuals have with their environments, as they increasingly reject
labels and blur categories of race, sexuality, and gender. Opper’s work has screened at The Tribeca Film
Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, AFI Docs, Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival, Mill Valley Film
Festival, and DOCS MX and has won Best Documentary and Audience Awards at Outfest, Silverdocs and
Ann Arbor Film Festival. Their feature films have been broadcast nationally on P.O.V. and World
Channel, and their recent series was nominated for a Gotham Award and an IDA Award. Opper is the
recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and has been featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s annual 25 New Faces
of Independent Film, Indiewire Magazine’s, 25 LGBT Filmmakers on the Rise, and DOC NYC’s 40
Under 40 list of documentary talents. She’s an assistant professor at Santa Clara University and Creative
Director of the BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship, currently working on a short hybrid film about teenage
Oakland musicians wrestling with gentrification and a VR project about gender-expansive youth
expressing themselves through photography.

Still from, "The F Word," 2019.
Still from, "The F Word," 2019.
Still from work in process, "When They Write It," 2019.