Red Nation Film Festival & RNCI Red Nation Awards, was founded by Award Winner American Indian Actor/Director/Executive Producer/Humanitarian Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne Nations/SephardicJew) and produced by American Indian nonprofit organization company Red Nation Celebration Institute. The Festival is solely operated by American Indian & Indigenous artists, filmmakers and respected leaders from within Indian Country. This year, marks the 13th year in showcasing features, documentaries, shorts, music videos, comedy specials, film market that are produced from the heart of Indian Country USA and International Indigenous Nations, produced by emerging and established American Indian/Non Indian filmmakers.
Red Nation Film Festival features the only film competition in the world that offers guaranteed distribution of American Indian & Indigenous Award winning independent films, as well as films that screen at the festival to include a broadcast television release in partnership with Red Nation Television Network™, a global provider of streaming movies and TV series and soon to be announced Festival’s native films televised on a Cable server provider.
The festival will kick off November 11, 2016 in Pasadena. Visit full schedule including all locations: Festival runs November 11 thru 21, closing with RNCI Red Nation Awards Show on November 21 @ The Autry. Throughout the 11 days, the festivals diverse audience, made up of the public, journalists, educators, visiting filmmakers, A-list celebs, film distribution companies, will experience American Indian Cinema, with a lineup over 35+ native films, with many screenings followed by Red Nation Q & A sessions with directors, producers and cast. Festival includes Red Nation Conversation Series Forum: Environment-Social Justice-Film, Native Film Market – Distribution-The Pitch, Indigenous Climate Change Water March, Two-Spirited Film Series, Native Youth Matter Film Series, Indigenous Film Series, Environment Films – Native Allies, Retrospective Honoring Filmmakers, Native Women in Film & Television The Women & Their Films.
Red Nation Film Festival – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema™ is the world’s longest running exposition of films by and about Native people in Los Angeles – The Heart of the Entertainment Industry. The festival has served and celebrated 13 years of American Indian & Indigenous Filmmakers, performing artists, audiences, as well as build on partnerships with Network Corporations, Studios, Tribal Communities, American Indian owned Businesses, Production Companies, and Corporate Sponsors, all of which is based on integrity and their passion to keep our mission alive and thriving. Our trusted partners have become our family of the Festival audiences and patrons.
Red Nation Film Festival™, RNCI Red Nation Awards™, Native Film Market™ and its programs are supported by American Indian communities, Corporate America, City Government Funding, Private Foundations, Individuals and the Music and Film Industries who share important social and philanthropic values.
The Festival, RNCI Red Nation Awards, Red Nation Television Channel-Native is Here (RNTV), is all about #leadforward and has become the trustworthy content provider with its groundbreaking initiatives. Last year 2015, RNCI Red Nation Awards was broadcast LIVE for the second year, marking yet another histortic phenomenon. In 2014, RNCI Red Nation Awards Show made history in broadcasting LIVE. In 2013, RNCI Red Nation Awards Show made history in a televised broadcast reaching 19 million homes with our partnership with Comcast | NBC Universal and on Red Nation Television Channel – Native is Here to 10 million viewers in 37 countries, marking RNCI Red Nation Awards, the first American Indian Awards Show to televised and 2014 the first time an American Indian Awards Show was broadcast LIVE.
Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF) programs include films, panel discussions, receptions, filmlabs, talent development, VIP parties, filmmakers lounge, awards show, native film market, Red is Green Carpet Events – Native Fashion with Social Action, all in alignment with the festivals mission.
The Festival will close with RNCI Red Nation Awards on Monday, November 21, 2016 at The Autry celebrating cinematic achievements in films, television, music and comedy on behalf of American Indian’s in media, social justice, and the arts. The Festival and Awards Show was born out of Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), Red Nation is at the forefront … In Vision, Creativity, Leadership, Inspiration & Sustainability for American Indian & Indigenous Nations in New Media & the Arts, since 1995. In staying true to our Heritage, Culture, History, Tradition.
The Festival & Awards Show is Home to the Native Documentary Voice™ and is the Premier Showcase for Native Independent Films.
FESTIVAL LINE-UP & SCHEDULE
COMING SOON: View the official Festival 2016 Schedule for full line up.
PASSES & PACKAGES – On Sale SOON to Members.
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Red Nation Celebration Institute Members have the opportunity to purchase discounted Festival passes and tickets. Members also receive many other year-round benefits. To learn more or to become a Red Nation Celebration Institute Member, visit: http://www.rednationff.com/members/
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS – On Sale to general public October 1st.
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RNFF Ticket Center
Phone Support Hours
• Pre-Festival: Mon – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm
Festival Lounge Hours
• November noon – 11:00pm
LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE 7 (Pasadena)
THE LEE STRASBERG THEATRE & FILM INSTITUTE ( Los Angeles)
SANTA MONICA PIER | CITY HALL (Santa Moncia)
RED BOX THEATRE | Special Screening Series (Woodland Hills)
TRAVEL & HOTELS
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VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers and interns play a key role in making the Red Nation Film Festival a yearly success. To learn more, click here.
The submission period for the 2016 Festival is NOW OPEN! DEADLINE August 1. For more, view our submission page for a complete submission guidelines.
PROGRAMS & AWARDS