Opeyemi Olukemi


Throughout her career as an interactive producer, funder, and public programmer, Opeyemi has created spaces and pipelines for interdisciplinary artists, communities, and creative teams to experiment and create meaningful innovative content. She is a fierce advocate of technological equity and eliminating bias from social innovation.

Opeyemi was the executive producer of POV Spark, leading the innovation arm of the nonfiction film program POV as she launched the African Interactive Arts residency, the Instagram-based documentary series Otherly, and oversaw business-centric convenings focused on strengthening partnerships and funding across the international public media landscape. She served as the Senior Director of Interactive Programs for Tribeca Film Institute, overseeing the TFI New Media Fund and the Tribeca Hacks series as well as producing interactive programs for the Tribeca Film Festival. She has produced for ScrollMotion, building out interactive products for Disney, O: The Oprah Magazine, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Genentech. She was also an assistant professor of Integrated Media at Brooklyn College’s Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.

Opeyemi has served on numerous international festival juries and has mentored through IDFA’s Doc Academy, New Museum’s NEW INC, Oculus’s VR for Good, Sundance’s New Frontier Lab, and the Venice Biennale College Cinema. She is a proud Rockwood (Ford Foundation) JustFilms Fellow.



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