Joshua Young

  Program Director
  708-235-2826ext. 2826
  Office Location: G1433
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Production Management
Multimedia Production



Joshua E. Young is a prolific Producer/Director holding an Associate of Arts with a Media Specialist Certificate from Rock Valley College (RVC), as well as, B.A. in Communications and M.F.A. in Independent Filmmaking and Digital Imaging from Governors State University (GovState). His film credits include short and feature length films varying in genre from documentary to horror. During his education at GovState, Joshua climbed the production ranks within the Department of Digital Learning & Media Design, a full-service studio facility on campus at GovState, from production assistant to Producer/Production Coordinator. Young was promoted to Director of the department in 2018.

His television credits are extensive and include: Executive Producer of "Sweet Home Chicago Blues: Celebrating 50 Years of Alligator Records", Producer/Director of National Endowment for the Humanities grant-funded production "Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities", Production Manager/Director of "Respond to Violence: The Impact of Mental Health”, Associate Producer/Editor of “Reflections on Fatherhood with John W. Fountain”, Editor of “Respond to Violence: Communities in Crisis”. He also has helped to develop and teach courses in studio-based television production.

In 2018, Young co-founded the Chicago Southland International Film Festival (CSIFF) presented by Governors State University in partnership with colleagues from the School of Extended Learning and the University Library, and currently serves as Chair of the Festival Committee, Programming & Operations Manager, and a judge for the festival. CSIFF exists to propel “reel” stories forward and provide a platform for independent filmmakers with diverse perspectives to share their work and grow in their craft. Since its creation, CSIFF has expanded to include year-round programming featuring independent short films from around the globe and feature films produced by Chicagoland filmmakers.

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