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*September 25, 2019,  Official Press Release will be issued announcing Film Program lineup! 

* October 14, 2019, Press Conference RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival Nominees to be announced LIVE  in recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Los Angeles.

[RECAP INAUGURAL]   Press Conference of Nominees was announced LIVE on October 8, 2018 in recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day in the City of Los Angeles

* November 1-14, 2019, RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards 

2019 FILM Submissions NOW OPEN for the 24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival.

Red Nation International Film Festival is the Prestigious American Indian & Indigenous indie festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice. The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema. #RNIFFlosangeles 

RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival is the first Native festival in the Entertainment Capitol of the world,  established in 2003, a program of 24th Red Nation Celebration Institute. Sixteen years ago there was not a venue to experience Native Cinema. Today, film enthusiasts can now enjoy the cinematic excellence of American Indian & Indigenous content.

Each November, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the RNCI Red Nation Awards, broadcast LIVE on Red Nation Television Network. Hundreds of movie lovers tune in to watch who will receive the highest honors in American Indian & Indigenous filmmaking.

Submission Deadlines and Submission Fees

Early Bird Deadline May 30th. 
Regular Deadline July 31st.
LATE Final Deadline August 31st.

 Early Bird Deadline: May 30, 2019

$15 Narrative Feature
$15 Documentary Feature
$10 Shorts
$10 Experiment Shorts
$10 Student Short Film
$10 Student Feature Film
$15 Drama Series TV
$15 Comedy Series TV
$15 Limited Series TV

Regular Deadline: July 31, 2019

$25 Narrative Feature
$25 Documentary Feature
$20 Shorts
$15 Experiment Shorts
$15 Student Short Film
$20 Student Feature Film
$25 Drama Series TV
$25 Comedy Series TV
$25 Limited Series TV

Note: students must provide school enrollment ID

Late Final Deadline: August 31, 2019

$50 Narrative Feature
$50 Documentary Feature
$45 Shorts
$35 Experiment Shorts
$30 Student Short Film
$30 Student Feature Film
$50 Drama Series TV
$50 Comedy Series TV
$50 Limited Series TV

Note: students must provide school enrollment ID

MORE OPPORTUNITIES at 24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival 

** NATIVE FILM MARKET & TRAILERS Submissions NOW OPEN 

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-progress’ to funders and industry professionals. 

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

Trailers screened annually at Red Nation International Film Festival is a great opportunity to market your film to hundreds of film fans. 

VISIT for more information on guideline & fees

Red Nation International Film Festival logos and content are trademarks of Red Nation Celebration Institute, a DBA of Red Nation or its affiliates.

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