Events

RNCI the Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world.

Amplifying Native Indigenous content creators in front of and behind the camera, since 1995.

The nonprofit enterprise Red Nation Celebration Institute along with its partners of inclusion, hosts screenings and events year-round throughout the United States, as well as abroad and online, to celebrate Native Indigenous independent storytelling, help artists refine their craft, and reach global audiences.

Founded 1995 by Joanelle Romero is the longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media arts cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise in the Entertainment Industry.

Stay Connected here for all happenings. Sign Up Today.

Calendar

Red Nation Television Network

Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company

Your #1 Streaming Service 24/7 | Founded 2006

2017

Shorts Program

Documentary Programs Red Nation Celebration Institute’s has been and will continue to be at the forefront of the Entertainment Industry in Native cinema, since 1995. Its commitment is woven throughout our twenty-two year legacy.

Following President and Founder Joanelle Romero’s vision, the Institute has remained committed to supporting the Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous artists. Its founder is the only Native filmmaker to date to make the Academy’s Documentary shortlist in 2000, with her short film ‘American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still be Indian. Its not surprise, Red Nation Film Festival & programs were born in 2003. The most pretigenous and largest Native Film Festival in Los Angeles.

November, 2017

VOTE FOR BEST MUSIC VIDEO | PEOPLE POWER

‘Music has the Power to Bring US All Together’™
NATIVES IN CHARGE OF THEIR NARRATIVE™
Voting ends Nov. 7th. Cast your Vote!
Get the best music video to RNCI Red Nation Awards 11/18.

November 8 – 16, 2017 | Los Angeles

Red Nation Conversation Series

November 11, 2017 | Los Angeles

22 FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN

Native Indigenous Women in Hollywood

#WhyWeWearRED

November 12, 2017 | Los Angeles

TWO SPIRIT Film Series

November 15, 2017 | Los Angeles

Native FILM Market

NATIVE FILM MARKET Indigenous Filmmaker Showcase created out of a direct need for American Indian & Indigenous filmmakers to promote and showcase their films to distribution companies from around the world, set in a unique experience. Native FILM Market lens itself to filmmakers pitching their ‘work-in-process’ to funders and industry professionals.

This is the ONLY Native FILM Market Showcasing American Indian & Indigenous films, filmmakers, designed and focused on Native content.

November 17, 2017 | Los Angeles

Media Symposium

Event synopsis: Join the University of Southern California’s Media Institute for Social Change and Red Nation Celebration Institute for an evening with entertainment industry professionals as they discuss inclusion for the Native American community in film and media.

Screening of Joanelle Romero’s “American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian” This Award-winning film is the only native film and native filmmaker in the 90 year history of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to be shortlisted for an Oscar in the Document branch in 2000. Joanelle Romero is a proud member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

November 17, 2017 | Los Angeles

Native Youth Film Series

Every year Red Nation Film Festival screens

Dreamkeeper: The Myths & Legends of the American Indian
A grandfather who believes in tradition. A teenager who believes in today.

In South Dakota, in an Indian reservation, an old storyteller Indian asks his grandson Shane, who is in trouble owing money to some bad guys, to take his old pony and him to Albuquerque to the great powwow, an Indian meeting. While traveling, Grandpa tells mysterious Indian tales of love, friendship and magic.

November 18, 2017

RNCI Red Nation Awards

Indigenous Women RISE Climate Change March 2017

November 19, 2017 | Los Angeles

Indigenous Women RISE Climate Change March

2017

Indigenous People’s Day

RNCI Year Round Programs

Support the Native Indigenous Narrative – Give Today

RNCI

The Creative Enterprise by Natives Delivering to All People the Stories that Shape our World.

Empowering Native Indigenous Storytellers

Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

Who Tells The Story Matters

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), The Authentic Voice for American Indian & Indigenous Nations, founded 1995. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. The longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media arts cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise in the Entertainment Industry. Based in Los Angeles and Santa Fe NM, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing 570+ Native Nations, established a rich legacy of work by supporting 894+ Native Indigenous filmmakers. Mission is to break barriers of racism by creating systemic change through media and pop culture in order to eliminate Native American stereotypes. Our Vision for the future of cinema is one in which Native Indigenous perspectives are authentically pictured, recognized, and valued in a way that promotes strong authentic Native identities, economic outcomes, equity, and wellness for our Indigenous communities.

Meet RNCI Board of Directors https://rednationff.com/board-of-directors/

RNCI Properties include: Red Nation International Film Festival, RNCI Red Nation Awards, Red Nation Television Network Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company (predating Netflix and all other streaming services), Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, RNCI Crew, California Native Film Commission, New Mexico Film Commission, American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles, Native Studies Center, Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts #NotTodayColonizer, and #NativeYouthMatter – If I Can See It I Can Be It.

Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts and your experience ‘On the Red is Green Carpet’ with us on Twitter @rednationff Facebook Red Nation Film Festival and Instagram

Land Language Culture Tradition Identity

Fill out the form below to join as a crew member

Fill out the form below, and we will be in touch shortly.
Contact Information
RNIFF Logo Transparent

Celebrating 29 Years of the Native Narrative through Artist Development

BOARD MEMBERS & FRIENDS
MATCHING CHALLENGE

Double the Impact

Newsletter

Sign Up Today to receive RNIFF News on Native Cinema

Support the Native Narrative

Creating Systemic Change through Film, Television, New Media and the Arts

Give Today