Hello! I am a BAFTA nominated documentary filmmaker dedicated to making creative and diverse stories. I am a director at Paper Bridge Films, a documentary production company based in San Francisco.
My films have played at festivals internationally, including Hot Docs, DOC NYC, and Seattle International Film Festival. Where We Stand is currently traveling the country and was nominated for a BAFTA. The Typist was nominated for Best Documentary Short by the Toronto International Film and Video Association, played in festivals internationally, inspired a Buzzfeed feature, and was shown at The National Gallery of Art and Alaska Airlines. My short Balancing Act is currently an "Editor's Pick" on The Atlantic, and my piece The Accidental Environmentalist kicked off Yahoo's Viewfinder series last year. I’ve also created content for news outlets including The New Yorker, Mother Jones, and NPR affiliate KALW - San Francisco. I'm currently a lecturer at Diablo Valley College.
I hold an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from New York University. I have trained at the Bay Area Video Coalition, Duke's Center for Documentary Studies, Dublin's National College of Art and Design, and Create—Dublin's national development agency for collaborative arts. I am also the recipient of Stanford University's Spice Grant and the Southern Environmental Law Center's Media Fellowship. I proudly hail from central New York and North Carolina.
When I'm not working on my own projects, I work for hire as a director, producer, and cinematographer. Please be in touch for a full CV at [email protected].
Aug 2016 - United Nations Film Festival announces line-up, including WHERE WE STAND
May 2016 - Hollywood Reporter announces BAFTA LA nominees
May 2016 - WHERE WE STAND nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Award
May 2016 - WHERE WE STAND shortlisted for a British Academy of Film and Television Award
Mar 2016 - Kristine Stolakis invited speaker at University of California, Berkeley on lack of diversity in film
Mar 2016 - The New Yorker releases LIFTING A LIFE SENTENCE with cinematography by Kristine Stolakis
Mar 2016 - Ms. Magazine interview: Think Mormons Can’t Be Feminists? These Women Will Prove You Wrong
Mar 2016 - WHERE WE STAND featured in Broadly
Feb 2016 - The Atlantic chooses WHERE WE STAND as Editor's Pick
Feb 2016 - WHERE WE STAND nominated for Big Sky Award
Feb 2016 - WHERE WE STAND featured in Feminist Wednesdays
Nov 2015 - The Atlantic chooses BALANCING ACT as Editor's Pick
Oct 2015 - Frontline Club of London programs THE TYPIST for Nov shorts program
Oct 2015 - DOC NYC Announces Line-up, featuring THE TYPIST
Sep 2015 - Yahoo Viewfinder kicks off with Kristine's THE ACCIDENTAL ENVIRONMENTALIST
Jun 2015 - KALW: Interview - Frameline Film Festival brings to life oral history of gay Navy man
Jun 2015 - KQED: The Typist - Interview with Kristine Stolakis
May 2015 - Buzzfeed: "This Veteran’s Job Was Discharging Gay Sailors."
Mar 2015 - THE TYPIST nominated for Best Short Documentary at the Toronto International Film and Video Awards
Mar 2015 - THE TYPIST to internationally premiere at Hot Docs International Film Festival
Mar 2015 - Princeton Environmental Film Festival announces line-up, including THE ACCIDENTAL ENVIRONMENTALIST
Jan 2015 - The Stanford Daily: In conversation with documentary filmmaker, Kristine Stolakis
Jun 2014 - BALANCING ACT nominated for Best Local Short at San Francisco Black Film Festival
May 2014 - FUNNY WORK plays at Anthology Film Archives as part of New Filmmakers New York