Jeremy  Levine

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Journalism and Creative Media
  • College: Communication & Information Sciences


Jeremy S. Levine is an award-winning filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Media Production at the University of Alabama. His films explore race, class, and trauma, and seek to unearth buried tragedies in a society in active denial of its own past. An Emmy award-winning filmmaker and two-time Sundance Institute fellow, his work has screened at hundreds of film festivals around the world including the Berlinale, Tribeca, and IDFA, streamed on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sundance Now, Starz, and Hulu, broadcast nationally in nine countries, and received over a dozen festival awards.

His last feature documentary, For Ahkeem, is the coming-of-age story of a young Black woman in north St. Louis set against the backdrop of the Ferguson uprisings. The film played as an official selection of over 60 festivals—including the Berlinale, Tribeca, and Hot Docs —where it won 10 awards, including 7 “Best Documentary Awards.”

In 2008, Levine co-founded the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective (BFC), a community of professional filmmakers dedicated to collaboration and mutual support. He is currently developing a number of projects exploring such varied subjects as white supremacy, migration, forced separation, and the representation of mental health in horror films.