October 28, 2020

Red Nation Celebration Institute Press Conference

RNCI Red Nation Awards Nominations Press Conference including Red Nation Honors.

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November 1, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:30pm (PDT)

RNCI American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles


A Message to VOTE2020 from Red Nation Celebration Institute Board of Directors.

Red Nation Celebration Institute created and founded the American Indian Heritage Month in the City/County of Los Angeles in 2005 and officially recognized in 2006 by the State of California and the City of Los Angeles including the State of New Mexico 2008.

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November 2, 2020 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm (PDT) | VIP Limit 30 Persons

Emerging Filmmakers Lab: Business and Marketing Development

Emerging Filmmakers Journey to Audience 
We will Empower and Inspire you

An invigorating session designed to help emerging filmmakers merge their creative and business development via the global film festival circuit. Learn about The Cinematic Trinity, how to translate your creative film language into key marketing language, and be empowered to make your cinematic voice be seen and heard. 

Industry Professional Kathleen McInnis, See-Through Films

VIP Limited Tickets Available 30 Participants First Come First Served Purchase Today!

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November 3, 2020 | 3:00 - 3:30pm (PDT)

RNCI Native Studies Center: USC Bedrosian Center for Public Policy

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) in partnership with the USC Bedrosian Center began rolling out programs in 2018, in creating a Native American and Indigenous Peoples structure at USC. The new research center is dedicated to interdisciplinary work with and for the Native & Indigenous communities, with a strong focus on the 25 year history that RNCI has with regards to Native Women’s narratives. It will be a unique opportunity for our students, faculty, and the whole Angeleno community, building in new – and old – ways and reaching across disciplines and divides worldwide.

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November 4, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm (PDT)

Lets Hear Your Funny Comedy Lab

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November 5 | 3:00 to 4:00pm (PDT)

RNCI Global Film & Television Location Scouting and Management Career Development

Masterclass. Become a Location Professional. We create jobs behind the camera! Our objective is to train Native Americans to be qualified Location Professionals. Location Professionals help Directors and Production Designers bring their visions to life with the right film locations.

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November 6, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm (PDT)

Native Film Market: Financing and Distribution Forum

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November 6-14, 2020

Festival Film Program

Thirty days of cinematic excellence. RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival highlights the best in Native cinema, featuring top films from celebrated Native filmmakers as well as emerging new talent. Unforgettable storytelling from the Native perspective.

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November 7, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm (PDT)

Indigenous Masterclass Animation Lab

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November 8, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm (PDT)

Native Youth Matter Rising Filmmakers Lab

RNCI Philanthropy: Empowering the Next 7 Generations

Join Mary Kim Titla, Executive Director at United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc and RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival Native Youth Matter 2020 Student Film Makers. 

Red Nation Celebration Institute has been partnering with UNITY since 1997. 

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November 9, 2020 | 3:00 - 5:00pm (PDT)

The American Holocaust Series

Film & Conversation Original Series dedicated to the Native Perspective. Take a provocative look into the history of Native Americans in the United States and the healing power of justice. A Red Nation TV Special Live Engagement.



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November 10, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00pm (PDT)

Native Women Write: A Conversation Series

Who Tells The Story Matters

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November 15, 2020

RNCI Red Nation Awards

“Hollywood & 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.

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November 16-28, 2020

Indigenous Global Media Content Creators Retrospective

Over the last 25 years, RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival has screened 100’s of films from all over the world, empowering the next generation of filmmakers and storytellers. While inspiring the next 7 generations is an important goal for RNCI, paying homage to the history of some of the authentic storytellers of our time has been made possible through the organization’s Legacy project, including film preservation and restoration efforts. To recognize some of the most recent cinematic achievements from the American Indian & Indigenous creative communities, RNCI will be hosting a virtual Foreign-Language Film Series during the 25th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival that will include streamed RNCI Red Nation Award contender films that will be followed by passionate discussions from the filmmakers. Through this virtual event, the RNCI will continue to cultivate a cultural exchange through inclusive and diverse storytelling from around the world. 

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November 29, 2020

Red Nation Celebration Concert Series: Artists in Solidarity for Systemic Change Through the Arts

Join us for a global musical experience benefiting the RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival in support of the 25th Anniversary of Red Nation Celebration Institute held during American Indian Heritage Month. The longest standing Native Arts & Cultural non-profit in Los Angeles, RNCI has been forging the path to amplify the Native Narrative since 1995.

Chip in any amount to get a spot now: 

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November 30, 2020 | Sunrise Ceremony (PDT)

The American Indian Holocaust Memorial

Honoring Our Ancestors

At Sunrise, Tongva Elder Julia Bogany (RNCI Board member) and Joanelle Romero will host The American Indian Holocaust Memorial ceremony. More details to be announced … 

The American Indian Holocaust Memorial was established in 2007 by RNCI, Downton Los Angeles. The ceremony was held at The Los Angeles State Historic Park, where the Tongva and Chumush used to meet at the Water portal, ceremony was in association with the City of Los Angeles reopening of The Los Angeles State Historic Park. 

In 2015, RNCI established The American Indian Holocaust Memorial in Washington D.C. in front of the White House with American Indian Community Leaders. 

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