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Alexxiss served on the Cinematography Jury for the Atlanta Film Festival in 2022. She has appeared on panels such as "Women Behind the Scenes" at the 2019 Atlanta Cine Gear Expo. She was spotlighted on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls in 2018. Also in 2018, she was invited to speak at TERMINUS Conference + Festival, where she presented a seminar entitled “Cinematography: Crafting a Look with Lenses and Filters” that was very well received. She has also spoken on several other panels, podcasts, radio interviews, etc; not only about cinematography, but also what it’s like to be a woman of color in the film industry.

Though her focus is cinematography, she occasionally directs music videos as well.

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Alexxiss Jackson, SOC

 

Alexxiss Jackson is a Director of Photography and Camera Operator, as well as Adjunct Cinematography Professor at Spelman College. She is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600), the Society of Camera Operators, and the International Collective of Female Cinematographers.

She has served as Director of Photography on narrative features, narrative shorts, commercials, music videos, and more; including work for Vogue Magazine, Google, BET+/Tyler Perry Studios, VH1, Sony Pictures, MSNBC, Uber, and Kroger. She has worked as Camera Operator on projects for Hulu and Vice News; including the Emmy®-winning series, "The 1619 Project".

She holds a dual degree in Film/Video Studies and English from the University of Michigan. She also completed the Summer Film Program at the University of Southern California.

Alexxiss was selected for the American Society of Cinematographers Vision Mentorship Program, 2022-2023.

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

The 1619 Project (Camera Operator)

75th Creative Arts Emmy® Awards, 2024

Los Angeles, California, USA

 

Official Selection

Wise Love (Director of Photography)

Barbados Independent Film Festival, 2024

Bridgetown, Barbados

 

Official Selection

Yogurt Raisin (Director of Photography)

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, 2023

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA

Official Selection

Yogurt Raisin (Director of Photography)

Toronto Black Film Festival, 2023

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Official Selection

SPIN (Director of Photography)

Sidewalk Film Festival, 2022

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

 

Official Selection

SPIN (Director of Photography)

Micheaux Film Festival, 2022

Los Angeles, California, USA

Official Selection

The Champion (Director of Photography)

Micheaux Film Festival, 2022

Los Angeles, California, USA

Official Selection

Together (Director/DP)

African Film Festival, 2018

Kabale, Uganda

Official Selection

Together (Director/DP)

Da Bounce Urban Film Festival, 2018

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Official Selection

Together (Director/DP)

Rapport International Black Film Festival, 2018

London, England, UK

Official Selection

The Legend of Gilbert Flay (Director of Photography)

Rapport International Black Film Festival, 2024

London, England, UK

 

Official Selection

Color of Autumn (Director of Photography)

Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2023

Chicago, Illinois, USA

 

Official Selection

Yogurt Raisin (Director of Photography)

Denton Black Film Festival, 2023

Denton, Texas, USA

Official Selection

SPIN (Director of Photography)

Cucalorus Film Festival, 2022

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

Official Selection

SPIN (Director of Photography)

International Black Film Festival, 2022

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Official Selection

SPIN (Director of Photography)

Catalina Film Institute and Festival, 2022

Los Angeles, California, USA

Nomination: Best Cinematography

March (Director of Photography)

L'hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival, 2021

Barcelona, Spain

Official Selection

Together (Director/DP)

Out of Africa International Film Festival (2018)

Nairobi, Kenya

Official Selection

Together (Director/DP)

Montréal International Black Film Festival (2018)

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Official Selection

Together (Director/DP)

BronzeLens Film Festival (2018)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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