Jocelyn B. Millana


Communication Media JournalismandFilm

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Communication Media JournalismandFilm
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MFA, Motion Picture & TV Production, 2007, Academy of Art University   
  • BFA, Film/Video/Animation, 2004, Columbus College of Art & Design


  • Advanced Editing
  • Color Theory: The Push To Visual Storytelling
  • JRN 492 Independent Study in Journalism
  • MED 365 Digital Film and Media Production
  • MED 465 Principles of Cinematography
  • MED 492 Independent Study in Electronic Media
  • MED 562 Digital Filmmaking
  • MED 582 Advanced Producing
  • MED 662 Digital Filmmaking
  • MED 792 Independent Study in Media

Professional experience

  • Bird, Producer, Domestic and Worldwide ITN Distribution, 2019
  • Premeditated aka Profiled, Producer and Director, Leomark Studios Distribution, 2019
  • Capital Games, Assistant Director, 2019
  • Breaking Legs, Associate Producer, Vision Films Domestic Distribution and California Pictures International Distribution, 2016-2019
  • It’s Time, Producer, Director and Editor
  • Dojo Girl, Producer, Director and Editor

Research and professional interests

  • Inclusion and diversity
  • Women of color in film (Bechdel test)
  • LGBTQ+ studies
  • Critical race theory (intersectionality)
  • Ethnic, cultural, generational, sexual and gender contrast

Awards and honors

  • Official Selection, Aks International Minorities Festivities – Film-Art-Dialogue, 2019, It’s Time
  • Finalist, Colorado International Activism Film Festival, 2019, Dojo Girl
  • Official Selection, Show Me Justice Film Festival, 2019, Dojo Girl
  • Semi-Finalist, Post Alley Film Festival, 2018, Dojo Girl
  • Official Selection, Lady’s Filmmaker Film Festival, 2018, Dojo Girl
  • Official Selection, Bentonville Film Festival, 2018, Dojo Girl
  • Official Selection, Women’s Entertainment Film Festival, 2018, Dojo Girl
  • Official Selection, Seal Beach Film Festival, 2017, Breaking Legs
  • Official Selection, Milledgeville Film Festival, 2017, Breaking Legs
  • Official Selection, Ft. Myers Beach Film Festival, 2017, Breaking Legs
  • Official Selection, Grand Rapids Film Festival, 2017, Breaking Legs
  • Official Selection, Moonfaze Film Festival, 2016, Dojo Girl
  • Official Selection, Glendale International Film Festival , 2016, Breaking Legs
  • Official Selection, Universal Film Festival Kansas City, 2016, Breaking Legs
  • Official Selection, Broadway International Film Festival, 2016, Breaking Legs
  • Five nominations, Glendale International Film Festival, October 2016, Breaking Legs
  • Bronze Telly Award, December 2016, Breaking Legs
  • Winner, The Trinity International Film Festival, July 2014, Premeditated aka Profiled  
  • Winner(Best Crime Drama), The International Indie Gathering Film Festival, August 2014, Premeditated aka Profiled
  • Official Selection, The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, September 2014, Premeditated aka Profiled

Grants and scholarships

  • Missouri State University Faculty Research Grant, 2018
  • National Association of Television Producers and Executives Faculty Fellowship, 2018
  • Missouri State University Faculty Diversity Fellowship, 2018
  • Missouri State University First-Year Faculty Summer Grant, 2017
  • Missouri State University College of Arts & Letters Peer Mentorship Fellowship, 2017

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