Justine Sweetman
New York City
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Justine Sweetman is a creative producer and filmmaker based in Queens, NY.  She is the founder of Real New Collective, a production company and film collective that centers new creative voices. Inspired by her multicultural background, she strives to create space for artists to tell stories authentic to themselves and their communities. 

Her film work has been featured on NOWNESS, Short of the Week, and Vimeo Staff Picks, and has shown in festivals including BFI London, Outfest, HollyShorts, and Atlanta.

She is passionate about supporting emerging artists and has helped develop several breakout directors. Narrative work from these filmmakers has garnered the NYWIFT Emerging Filmmaker Award at Newfest (2023), the Collin Higgins Youth Filmmaker Grant at Frameline (2023), the Filmmaker to Watch Award at Atlanta Film Festival (2021), and the Emerging Black LGBTQ+ Filmmaker Award at Newfest (2021) among others.

She has also collaborated with notable outlets and brands including Paramount, PAPER, Club Monaco, and Vespa.

Outside of producing, she has worked extensively in community-centered mutual aid and in advocacy for freelance creatives in New York City.