Jackie J. Stone is an award winning director/writer and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and is a fellow for the highly selective Fox Directing Lab 2018-2019 and Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative Directing Program 2018. Stone has a penchant for delivering poetic and visually stunning work. Jackie's films have screened at numerous film festivals including the American Black Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, LA Film Festival Project Involve Showcase, Bermuda International Film Festival, Tallahassee International Film Festival, Harlem International Film Festival, Festival of Tolerance, Pan African Film Festival, and HBO Network among others.
Jackie's work has received numerous accolades including the Caucus Foundation Grant (2003), Jerome Foundation Filmmaker Grant (2011, 2015), the Panavision New Filmmaker's Grant (2013), and the New York State Council of the Arts Grant (2009). Most recently she made history by having two short films, Burning Angel Dust and Intercept, nominated for the HBO Short Film Award at Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival (2017). She's received Best Short Film Awards at the following festivals: Bronzelens Film Festival (an Oscar Qualifier), Big Muddy Film Festival, the Gary International Black Film Festival, Las Vegas Black Film Festival, and the Women's Only Film Festival and she was awarded Best Director at the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival. Her provocative short If I Leap won the best short at the Harlem International Film Festival (2011) and was nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the Chicago International Film Festival (2011) and ABFF's HBO's Short Film Award (2011). She is an AICP finalist for her spec commercial work.
An avid writer, she was a screenwriting finalist for the Sundance Institute and the Nickelodeon Fellowship and a Project Involve Directing Fellow for 2012-2013. Most recently, she has ventured into creating content in the digital space with her dramatic digital series, Compersion.