Cristin Stephens is an award-winning Austin-based director and producer hailing from Philly, PA. Her non-fiction films are intimate, often centering possibility within black stories, and her narrative work leans toward the off-kilter and darkly comedic.
Cristin’s films have screened at festivals including SFFilm, New Orleans Film Festival, Shorts México, Hot Springs, and PBS Shorts. Her film installation DEAR BLACK GIRL premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and most recently screened in the 'Picturing Black Girlhood' exhibition at Express Newark. She is a past recipient of the Austin Film Society Grant and the Longhorn Creators Foundation Producing Prize.
Cristin freelances as a director and producer and lectures at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Rochester, an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and an M.F.A. in Film & Media Production from The University of Texas at Austin. Cristin is also a proud member of the Beautiful Project and Brown Girls Doc Mafia.