Aaron Kopp is an award-winning filmmaker and Emmy-nominated cinematographer who grew up in Swaziland. Kopp shot and co-produced the Oscar-winning documentary about acid attacks in Pakistan, “Saving Face.” He was also cinematographer for the Sundance 2015 premiered film, “The Hunting Ground,” about sexual assault on college campuses. For his short film, “Likhaya,” he was awarded People’s Choice and Best Documentary awards at international festivals. He has worked on films around the world for HBO, National Geographic, Discovery, Channel 4 UK, CBS, CNN, and PBS. Kopp was recently awarded grants from the MacArthur Foundation and the Doha Film Institute for his upcoming feature directorial debut, “Liyana.”




 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


University of Colorado Denver

B.F.A. Film, Theatre, and Television 2009