Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and national Emmy-nominated cinematographer who grew up in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Aaron shot and co-produced the Academy Award-winning documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, Saving Face. He was also cinematographer for the Sundance Audience Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film, The Hunting Ground, about sexual assault on college campuses. He has worked across Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, and the South Pacific on films for HBO, Netflix Originals, National Geographic, Discovery, UK Channel4, CBS, CNN, and PBS. Aaron was awarded grants from the MacArthur Foundation and the Doha Film Institute for his feature directorial debut, LIYANA, which has won more than 25 awards at international festivals including the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the LA Film Festival and the Knight Documentary Achievement Award.


2015 Doha Film Institute Grant LIYANA

2013 MacArthur Foundation Documentary Grant LIYANA

2013 Emmy Award Nomination Outstanding Cinematography SAVING FACE

2010 National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant LIYANA

2009 Golden Palm Award - Mexico International Film Festival LIKHAYA

2009 Audience Award - Denver International Film Festival LIKHAYA

2009 Best Short Documentary - Digital Vision Film Festival LIKHAYA

2009 Official Selection: London International Documentary Festival LIKHAYA

2009 Official Selection: South African International Film Festival LIKHAYA