Mind Film Festival

INTRODUCING THE
LIVE VIRTUAL
2024

6th Annual
Mind Film Festival

December 14, 2024

About

About

The 6th Annual MULTI-FACETED INSPIRATIONAL NATIONAL DISCOVERY FILM FESTIVAL was founded to recognize multifaceted and multicultural categories and to inspire creatives nationally and for the opportunity for them to make discoveries and be discovered as a result of the festival.

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Awards & Prizes

The Festival has 20 competitive categories with prizes. Actors who win the Actor’s competition will have a chance to meet with a Talent Agent or Manager for representation. Content Creators who win the Pitch competition will have a chance to meet with a Major Production Company and/or TV Network/Studio.

Award Categories

Official Selection

  • BEST SHORT FILM
  • BEST LEAD ACTOR
  • BEST LEAD ACTRESS
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • BEST DIRECTOR
  • BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC
  • BEST SONGWRITING
  • BEST EDITOR
  • BEST SOUND
  • BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
  • BEST SET DESIGN
  • BEST COMEDY
  • BEST DRAMA
  • BEST FOREIGN

Winners – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place 

  • PITCH WINNER
  • ACTOR WINNER

Judging Criteria

  • PRODUCTION
  • ORIGINALITY
  • STORY
  • ACTING
  • CREATIVITY
  • MARKETABILITY
  • SOUND

Awards & Prizes

Rules & Guidelines

Entry Requirements

AT THIS TIME THIS FESTIVAL DOES NOT ACCEPT FEE WAIVER SUBMISSIONS.

  • Films must have been completed by Spring of 2021- 2024.
    SHORT Films must be no more than 40 minutes in length, credits included.
  • Films available publicly online are eligible to submit
  • If selected, films must be available for projection in DCP
  • All non-English-language films must have English subtitles.
  • Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline (before midnight) date to qualify for the respective entry fees.
  • If sending a check, check must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a United States bank. ONLY-U.S. CHECKS ACCEPTED. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Completed entry Digital screener OR MAIL A DVD SCREENER BY DEADLINE W/Entry fee
IF SELECTED: WE WILL Require A POSTER, CAST & CREW BIOS, EPK, & GUEST LIST & SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. WE WILL ALSO REQUIRE THE FILMMAKER OR A REP FROM CAST/CREW TO BE PRESENT AT FESTIVAL.

MIND reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund.

Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for exhibition.

Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY

1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.

2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. MIND expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

Additional Information

1. We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished and will judge each submission as a completed work, whether it is or not. Once a film is entered, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut. That said, because MIND’s focus is on story, minor technical changes will not affect the final decision of any film.

2. Should the film be accepted to play during the Festival, the filmmaker will have the opportunity to supply the Festival with their most recent version.

3. Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by MIND in connection with the dispute.

4. You MUST include your physical address either in your entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.

5. Payments made with a check are subject to our Bounced Check Policy: If we receive a returned check from our bank for a payment you made, you will be invoiced for the original amount of the check plus a $25 bounced check fee. The payment of the invoiced amount will be due within 30 days of invoice date. We will not re-submit the original check, nor will we accept another check for repayment. Repayment must be made by money order or cashier’s check.

6. Please include in your cover letter if your film was SHOT IN LOS ANGELES (include locations) or made by LA FILMMAKERS. We don’t want to miss your film!

PLEASE NOTE: The MIND Film Festival does NOT waive entry fees. MIND believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another. In a similar respect MIND does NOT invite films to be in competition. ONLY films submitted will be considered for competition.

We understand the financial constraint of filmmaking and costs of submitting to festivals and we still hope you can find it in your budget to submit your film.

Selected Films and Winners

1. MIND has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.

2. MIND explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by MIND or by its volunteers.

3. Winners will be announced on November 15, 2024. The judges’ decision is final.

4. Winners receiving cash prizes are solely responsible for payment of all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.


RETURNS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
DVDs and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.


COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. COMPETITION CERTIFICATION
I/We have read all of the rules, understand, and have complied with these rules.

I/We warrant the submission of my/our original work and that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission.

I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead.

To the best of my/our knowledge, all the statements herein are true and correct.

I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

I/We acknowledge that once an entry payment has been processed, MIND will not provide a refund.

Feature films must be at least a Los Angeles premiere. MIND will not screen features in competition that have played at other Los Angeles festivals or screened publicly in a theater in LA (including a one night only screening in a rented space) prior to October 29, 2024. We prefer World, North American, and US premieres and all things being equal, will often opt to program the film that has not yet had a release over one that has played at several festivals.

No revisions of materials will be accepted once entry has been submitted.

BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, I/WE HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

Rules & Guidelines

Deadlines & Fees

Event Date: December 14th, 2024

Open for Submissions: December 31st, 2023

Deadlines

  • Opening Date: December 31, 2023
  • Early Opening Deadline: January 12, 2024
  • Early Deadline: February 16, 2024
  • Early Bird Deadline: March 15, 2024
  • Early Regular Deadline: April 12, 2024
  • Regular Deadline: May 17, 2024
  • Late Deadline: June 14, 2024
  • Late Late Deadline: July 19, 2024
  • Extended Deadline: August 16, 2024
  • Late Extended Deadline: September 13, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 18, 2024
  • Notification Date: November 15, 2024
  • Event Date Saturday December 14, 2024

Categories & Fees

Early Opening Deadline
  • Standard: $35
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $31.50
Early Deadline
  • Standard: $40
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $36
Early Bird Deadline
  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $45
Early Regular Deadline
  • Standard: $65
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $58.50
Regular Deadline
  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50
Late Deadline
  • Standard: $85
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $76.50
Late Late Deadline
  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90
Extended Deadline
  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90
  • Late Extended Deadline
  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90
Final Deadline
  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $90
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $81

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $110
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $99

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $125
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $112.50
  • Regular Deadline
  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $75
  • Gold Members: $135
Early Opening Deadline
  • Standard: $40
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $36

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $40
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $36

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $45

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $45

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $90
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $81

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $125
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $112.50

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $135

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $150
  • Student: $50
  • Gold Members: $13

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $25
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $22.50

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $45

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $45

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $40
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $36

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $45

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Early Opening Deadline

  • Standard: $50
  • Student: $25
  • Gold Members: $45

 

Early Deadline

  • Standard: $60
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $54

 

Early Bird Deadline

  • Standard: $75
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $67.50

 

Early Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $80
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $72

 

Regular Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Late Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Late Extended Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

 

Final Deadline

  • Standard: $100
  • Student: $40
  • Gold Members: $90

Fees to Attend

Attend Acting Showcase: $10
To Perform In Acting Showcase: $10
Industry Panels: $10
Attend Pitching Session: $10
To Participate In Pitch Session: $15
Screening Of Films (5 Min) Or Less: $5
Screening Of Films (Over 5 Min): $10
Awards & Entertainment Networking Mixer: $10
All Access Pass To Festival – $50
General Admission Per Time Slot – $10

Deadlines & Fees

Schedule

For access to the festival go to the ticket link or email directly to mindfilmfestival@gmail.com

Join Us Live On

The Overview

Saturday December 14th, 2024

1pm-5pm – PST

• Festival Intro 5-10 Min
• Panel. Intro 5 Min
• Acting Showcase 10+ Actors
• Panel Feedback & Commercial Break

Day 1

Day 1

1pm-5pm - PST

Trailers for Official Selections

Changing the Game Trailer

4:17

A Sports Drama starring a young African American girl who is coached by her father as he lives his basketball dreams through her. She pursues her dreams while fighting through generational cycles and generational traumas and mental health challenges to Change The Game for her family, relationships and her career and manages to coach her son into basketball success.

Quarantine Trailer

1:05

A visual documentary infused with jazz music highlighting events that happened during the Pandemic.

Electric Eyes Trailer

1:01

A grieving daughter in a funeral home goes backwards in time to show the reasons why her and her father’s relationship drifted apart. She later wakes up to her joyful surprise that her father is still alive but her joy turns into horror quickly when she becomes aware of the real heartbreaking reason why their relationship can never be resolved or restored!

Terry’s Roomates Trailer

6:48

Terry is moving to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a comedy writer. But after being thrown out of her first apartment she rents, through no fault of her own, she lands a room in the apartment of a college friend. But the friend turns out as having some very zany roommates!

Confirmed Industry
Panelist Speakers

Andre Murphy

Talent Manager
Avail Artists Management

Andre Murphy is the CEO of Avail Artist Management, a talent management company located in Los Angeles, CA. Before transitioning to management, Mr. Murphy was a former talent agent for The Polygon Talent Agency for over a decade. He has helped guide the careers of countless actors across multiple platforms within the industry.
Before working in the industry, Mr. Murphy worked for the Nationwide Insurance Corporate office in Raleigh, NC. He attended the historical HBCU Shaw University with a BA in Mass Communications and a Masters in Public Administration from Strayer University.

Visit Andre’s Website

John Frank Levey

Emmy Award Winning
Casting Director & Author

John Frank Levey is a four-time Emmy Award-winning casting director. He has cast such iconic television shows as China Beach, ER, The West Wing and Shameless, as well as dozens of other television series, miniseries, TV movies, digital series, video games and feature films. Levey is also a five-time winner of the Casting Society of America’s Artios Award and the recipient of its prestigious Hoyt Bowers Award, given for excellence in casting and outstanding contributions to the casting profession. After decades at Warner Bros, Levey became Vice President of Casting for John Wells Productions before launching his own casting company. Right for the Role is his first book.

Day 2

Day 2

4pm-9pm - PST

Under 10 Min Shorts

Electric Eyes Short

8:18

A grieving daughter in a funeral home goes backwards in time to show the reasons why her and her father’s relationship drifted apart. She later wakes up to her joyful surprise that her father is still alive but her joy turns into horror quickly when she becomes aware of the real heartbreaking reason why their relationship can never be resolved or restored!

Dementia Short

5:48

A man living with dementia takes a reflective yet emotional trip down memory lane.

10 Min+ Shorts

Terry’s Roommates Short

17:53

Terry is moving to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a comedy writer. But after being thrown out of her first apartment she rents, through no fault of her own, she lands a room in the apartment of a college friend. But the friend turns out as having some very zany roommates!

Quarantine Short

17:57

A visual documentary infused with jazz music highlighting events that happened during the Pandemic.

Feature Film Premiere

Changing the Game

62:00

A Sports Drama starring a young African American girl who is coached by her father as he lives his basketball dreams through her. She pursues her dreams while fighting through generational cycles and generational traumas and mental health challenges to Change The Game for her family, relationships and her career and manages to coach her son into basketball success.

Confirmed Industry
Panelist Speakers

Brook Coleman

Producer/Head of Programming Office
FOX SOUL TV

Brooke Coleman is a creative producer from Los Angeles, CA with a background in music, television, film, and digital platforms. As a producer, she has developed and delivered on brand content with networks and companies like B.E.T., Bravo, Sony Pictures, Showtime, The Los Angeles Times, Universal Music Group, and currently Fox Entertainment and Fox Soul.

At Fox Soul, Brooke is a coordinating associate producer where she is responsible for the day to day production of live network shows as well as partnership content. Brooke is also co-producer and writer of “Fox Soul’s Screening Room,” a weekly show hosted by actress Vivica A. Fox that showcases short films by Black creatives.

Nile Evans

Writer/Producer-Executive Producer &
Showrunner MTV’s Wild’n Out

Nile Evans decided to pursue his longtime career goal of becoming a television writer/producer after attending Menlo College in Atherton, California in 1995. He called on a valuable resource within his family, Executive Producer Bentley Kyle Evans, who hired him as a production assistant. Soon after, Bentley took him under his wing as a writers’ apprentice on the hit television series, The Jamie Foxx Show. In the show’s third season, Nile’s knack for comedy was proven when he was asked to join the writing staff as an on-set punch-up writer.

In between seasons, Nile worked with writing crews for various A-list comedians including Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence, and then rising star Nick Cannon. Nile’s relationship with Nick led him to help Nick develop his first talk show pilot for Nickelodeon. In 2004, the duo penned a film together that sold to Overbrook Entertainment. Their creative synergy solidified as Nile worked with Nick to produce the pilot for MTV’s Wild’n Out. The hit series helped launch the careers of Taran Killam and Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live), as well as comedy and film stars Katt Williams and Kevin Hart. Nile and Nick have continued to work together co-writing the TV movie The Wonder Girls (Nickelodeon), which rated phenomenally, and most recently, the film School Dance (Lionsgate).

In 2007, Nile helped develop a spinoff sketch show called Short Circuitz for MTV, and a pilot for reality-producing giant 51 Minds. Nile parlayed his relationship with the production company to produce his own reality series starring music artist Ray-J, For The Love of Ray-J. Since then, Nile has served as writer/producer on Love That Girl (TV One), Family Time (Bounce TV), In The Cut (Bounce TV), and Mind of a Man (GSN).

Beats by Dre tapped Nile to write for their Beats Pill campaign in 2013, where he developed new ways for the company to launch their advertising cartoon mascots. Yearly, Nile serves as presenter and host writer for the BET Awards and BET Hip Hop Awards, writing for talent such as Sam Jackson, Chris Tucker, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg and Chris Rock.

Nile has continued to develop his relationship with MTV, extending himself to their sister network, MTV2, where he worked as Supervising Producer on Hip Hop Squares, and currently heads Wild’n Out as the executive producer/showrunner. The relaunched series holds the record as the highest rated show in the network’s history.2

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Tymeka Coney

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Lemo Coney

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