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Alexxiss was spotlighted on Amy Poehler's Smart Girls in March 2018. Also in 2018, she was invited to speak publicly 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 appeared on panels such as "Women Behind the Scenes" at the 2019 Atlanta Cine Gear Expo. She has 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 S. Jackson

 

Alexxiss Jackson is a Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and Creative Professional with 15 years of experience in the industry, as well as an Adjunct Cinematography Professor at Spelman College. She is a member of the Society of Camera Operators and Sporas.

She has served as Director of Photography on numerous pieces, ranging from narrative films, commercials, branded content, TV show segments, and music videos; she has lensed for entities such as Kroger. Her work has been recognized at least 20 times by a number of international bodies, including film festivals across the United States, Canada, Australia, Kenya, Uganda, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK.

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.

Nomination: Best Cinematography

L'hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival (2021)

Barcelona, Spain

 

Official Selection

African Film Festival (2018)

Kabale, Uganda

Official Selection

Da Bounce Urban Film Festival (2018)

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Official Selection

BronzeLens Film Festival (2018)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Official Selection

Rapport International Black Film Festival (2018)

London, England, UK

Nominations: Best Music Video, Best Director of a Music Video

International Music Video Underground (2017)

Los Angeles, California, USA

Official Selection

Sprockets International Music Video Festival (2015)

Athens, Georgia, USA

 

Official Selection

Colortape International Film Festival (2015)

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

Best Music Video

Indie Gathering Film Festival (2014)

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Award of Merit

Accolade Global Film Competition (2014)

San Diego, California, USA

 

Official Selection

Shockfest Film Festival of Hollywood (2011)

Hollywood, California, USA

Official Selection

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival (2011)

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Award of Merit: Individual Achievement in Cinematography

Southern Shorts Awards (2019)

Roswell, Georgia, USA

 

Official Selection

Out of Africa International Film Festival (2018)

Nairobi, Kenya

Best Music Video | 2nd Place

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (2018)

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Official Selection

Montréal International Black Film Festival (2018)

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Best Music Video

Ocktober Film Festival (2018)

New York, New York, USA

Nomination: Video of the Year

Georgia Music Awards (2015)

Georgia, USA

Official Selection

Ocktober Film Festival (2015)

New York, New York, USA

 

Official Selection

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards (2015)

Los Angeles, California, USA

Best Metal Music Video

Indie Gathering Film Festival (2014)

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

 

Official Selection

New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival (2011)

New York, New York, USA

 

Best Music Video

SharpCuts International Film and Music Festival (2011)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Best Alternative Music Video

Indie Gathering Film Festival (2007)

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Awards

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