Series

A competitive section for short-form episodic television directed by and/or both written and produced by persons of African descent. Each series in this section will compete for the Jury Award for Best Series (presented by Comcast NBCUniversal | Black Experience on Xfinity, $2500 cash prize). The following are the 2024 official selections in the Series category:

Groupies

USA | 32 min | WORLD PREMIERE

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Four determined, marginally educated groupies on a mission to change their destiny by bagging a baller… or at least his Bentley ?!

Director: Corey Grant | Writer: Daphnique Springs | Producer: Daphnique Springs, Phaedra Harris | Cast: Daphnique Springs, Ciera Angelia. Natasha Chandel, Christian Torres Villalobos

Mo Brown’s Bodega

USA | 8 min | WORLD PREMIERE

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Explore the bizarre world of a local NYC bodega owner as she attempts to rid herself of the family business against her father’s wishes, all in hopes to achieve her wildest dreams.

Director: Mo Brown | Writer: Mo Brown, Xavier Francis, Tiffany Jordan | Producer: Mo Brown, Xavier Francis, Patrice Waite | Cast: Mo Brown, Vesta Walker

On Second Thought

USA | 20 min | WORLD PREMIERE

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Autumn, a married woman, finds herself entangled in a secret affair that results in her lover mysteriously turning up dead.

Director: Eric J. Dickens | Writer: Eric J. Dickens | Producer: Eric J. Dickens, Dawn Halfkenny | Cast: Dawn Halfkenny, Lawrence Robinson, Andrea Lewis, Robert Gordon

Unsolicited

USA | 29 min | WORLD PREMIERE

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An opinionated misfit exposes the personal lives of his sister and new neighbors in a weekly column.

Director: Chazitear Martin | Writer: Barshea Lowery | Producer: Barshea Lowery, Aysia Moorer, Chazitear Martin | Cast: Barshea Lowery, Seth Dousman, Aysia Moore, Shayla Love, Terrill Patterson, Todd Anthony Manaigo, Schwanda Winston, Caroline Avery Granger, Mac Wells, Brandon Dunn