Dan Aykroyd and the late Joe Morris Sr. Navajo Codetaker
Photo @NDNcinema 2004 House of Blues
Red Nation Celebration Institute presents
Los Angeles 24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards
The Premiere Showcase for Native Independent Films
held annually in November during American Indian Heritage Month
RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards is the first and most Prestigious American Indian & Indigenous indie film festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice & Native Women in FILM. The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema. #RNIFFlosangeles
RNCI Red Nation Awards is broadcast Live on Red Nation Television Network, reaching 10 million viewers in 37 countries.
Red Nation Celebration Institute founded American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles in 2005. Officially recognized by The State of California and the City of Los Angeles in 2006.
2019 Key Dates
* March 1st. Submissions are NOW OPEN for the 24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival.
* June – December. – RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival “On the Road’ Tour, coming to a city or reservation near you.
* August 31st – Film Submissions Close.
* September 27. – Film Program Line-up TBA in Celebration of California Indian Day.
* October 14. – RNCI Red Nation Awards Nominees to be announced with LIVE Telecast in Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Los Angeles.
* October 7, 14, 21 and 29 Every Monday in October RNCI & USC will release pre-recorded Podcasts on different Topics.
* October 24. – Special announcement!
* November 1-14. – Los Angeles 24th RNCI Red Nation Int’l Film Festival. The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema. Held during American Indian Heritage Month.
* November 1. – Opening Ceremony American Indian Heritage Month ‘Scared Water of Life’ Ceremony. Tonvya Nation in Santa Monica.
* November TBA. – Los Angeles 24th RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony. LIVE Telecast.
“The Industry’s & Indian Country’s Biggest Night for American Indian & Indigenous Voices” Cementing Native image at the forefront of the industry, highlighting the very best American Indian & Indigenous contributions in film, television, comedy, music and the arts.
* November 30. – Closing ceremony American Indian Holocaust Memorial ‘The Scared Tree of Life’ American Indian Heritage Month.