RED NATION FILM FESTIVAL & AWARDS SHOW IS GOOD BUSINESS
Films that screen at RNFF have received broadcast network deals, distribution deals, actors have been hired for television series, casted in feature films and asked to be presenters at NAACP Image Awards. Writers are looked at for future television shows, these are a few of the key benefits that the film festival provides. One of our major accomplishments is that RNFF has locked down exclusive screenings with major production companies and choosing films to screen BEFORE being screened to general public then going on to win awards!
This is the festival that screens Academy Award winning films and Emmy Award winning films before they were nominated — for the past 7 years. “Frozen River”, “The Garden”, “Honor the Treaties” were screened here at Red Nation Film Festival. In addition, RNFF was the first festival in the world to screen before its premier and to the general public in partnership with Summit Entertainment “Twilight Saga- New Moon” were all screened here at Red Nation Film Festival. This is the festival to experience native cinema. Red is Green Carpet Events were first launched at RNFF, providing a platform in keeping with its’ mission American Indian at the forefront of the Entertainment Industry.
Native Film Market – Red Nation Celebration Institute ground-breaking initiative INDIGENOUS EYES FILMMAKER SHOWCASE was launched in November 2015 and sponsored by Honest Engine Films, in partnership with Red Nation Television Network, and presented by Red Nation Celebration Institute in
Santa Monica at the Loews Hotel during American Film Market.
1000 distribution and production companies were invited, 400 attended the Red is Green carpet gala. This launch created a biz, internationally and locally, industry professionals were amazed at how many native & indigenous films have been produced. Red Nation’s INDIGENOUS EYES FILMMAKER SHOWCASE highlighted this very important ground-breaking initiative.
Red Nation Celebration Institute, renamed Indigenous Eyes Filmmaker Showcase to Native Film Market, now in its second year 2016, held during Red Nation Film Festival in November, annually. The 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 NetworkTM, 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 is a showcase for new work by American Indian & Indigenous international independent filmmakers, bringing together decision makers and content creators with the goal of ensuring media representation of American Indian & Indigenous content to the world at large.
> The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences invites Red Nation Film Festival Founder Joanelle Romero as a lifetime member.
> Groundbreaking First Time In History, RNCI Red Nation Awards Show was broadcast LIVE and streamed on Red Nation Television Channel – Native is Here. (2014 & 2015)
> Red Nation Film Festival (Distribution) Native Film Market @ American Film Market (2015)
> First Time in History of Cable Television, RNCI Red Nation Awards Show was broadcast on Comcast | NBC Universal, this mark an historic event in being the first time an American Indian Awards Show was broadcast . (2013)
> Red Nation Film Festival, 10 films were broadcast on Comcast | NBC Universal (2013)
> RNFF was invited to submit our festival films for consideration into the NAACP Image Awards. This was the first and only time in the history of the NAACP Image Awards that American Indian Films were considered. (2012)
> “Honor the Treaties” after screening and winning Best Doc Sort @ RNFF 2012, the short went on to Win an Emmy in 2013.
> “Yellow Rock” feature film has won awards across the country since winning their first award at RNFF as well as received a national distribution deal as a result of being directly screened and also won awards at our festival. (2011)
> Summit Entertainment’s “Twilight- New Moon” RNFF partnered with Summit Entertainment in screening Twilight- New Moon, before the film had its premiere and going into public theaters, this was a first for Summit Entertainment in regards to screening their francize at any film festival. (2009)
> “Frozen River” screened at RNFF and went on to garner two Academy Award nominations and six Spirit Awards nominations. (2008)
> “The Garden” screened at RNFF and went on to receive a nomination for Best Documentary Feature at the 81st Academy Awards. (2008)
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