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Jackson Kroopf (he/they) is an award-winning filmmaker, podcast producer and educator from California. Mixing interview, improv, and collaborative writing, his previous work lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction.

Jackson’s films have screened at BFI London, Clermont-Ferrand, Outfest, SFFILM and over 50 other festivals worldwide, in addition to being a Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, on NOWNESS, and broadcast on PBS. Most recently, their short NASIR won the Shorts Competition Grand Jury Prize at Doc NYC with distribution from The Los Angeles Times.

Jackson is the producer/editor for the popular podcasts For The Wild and Sex Birth Trauma. He has taught film and podcast production at Vassar College, CalArts and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, in addition to community centers in Poughkeepsie, Oakland, and Los Angeles. 

Jackson received his BA with honors in Imagined Alternatives from Vassar College and an MFA with distinction from University of California, Santa Cruz in Social Documentation. His work has received support from The Sundance Institute, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Mellon Foundation, Frameline, and the W.K. Rose Fellowship.