July 7, 2021 – December 1, 2021

RNCI Monthly Film Series dedicated to Native Indigenous Cinema on the Silver Screen

Red Nation Celebration Institute spotlights important stories from a Native perspective first Wednesday of each month!

JOIN US IN PERSON at the Lumiere Cinema Music Hall 9036 Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hill

SAVE THE DATES

July 7th | August 4th | September 1st | October 6th | November 3rd | December 1st.

Includes On the Red is Green Carpet and RNCI Conversation Series will follow each screening. 

August 18 – 21, 2021

Red Nation International Film Festival 'On the Road' Santa Fe, NM

Leading up to the world’s famous Indian Market Weekend.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center August 18

Violet Crown August 19

Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino August 20 & 21

#WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

Last footage of Grandpa Wallace BlackElk and Mildred Clayhorn: prisoner of war with Geronimo/Goyathlay and former Chairwoman of Fort Sill Apaches

Ft. Ruey Hauzous Darrow. At time of filming in 1997, Ruey was the current Chairwoman of Fort Sill Apaches

October 11, 2021

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

RE-Watch Red Nation Television Network Special Live Engagement: A Film & Conversation Original Series dedicated to the Native Perspective.

A provocative look into the history of Native Americans in the United States and the healing power of justice.

American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian
Short-Listed for an Academy Award®

Director: Joanelle Romero Narrated by: Ed Anser

The first and only film to date that addresses the American Indian and Jewish Holocausts. This powerful, hard-hitting documentary reveals the link between Adolf Hitler’s treatment of German Jews and the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians depicts disturbing parallels between these two Holocausts and explores the historical, social and religious roots of America’s own “ethnic cleansing.” The film also examines, through the words and experiences of contemporary Indian people, the long term lasting effects of this on-going destructive process and the possible ramifications for the future of American Indian people in the 21st century.

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

October 25, 2021

Red Nation Celebration Institute Nominations Press Conference including Red Nation Honors, and Tribute Awards

“Hollywood has Oscar, Broadway has Tony, Television has the Emmy, and Indian Country America has the Red Nation Film Award of Excellence”

Joanelle Romero, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD ON THE HOMELAND OF THE TONGVA TERRITORY THE 26th RED NATION CELEBRATION INSTITUTE’S RED NATION AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Join Us Live Monday October 25, 2021 @ 7:00am (PST)

Who will pick up the most prestigious American Indian & Indigenous RNCI Red Nation Award of Excellence #TheRedRoadToGOLD

November 1-30, 2021

Red Nation International Film Festival

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™ – If I Can See It I Can Be It.™

RNIFF is the largest Native film festival in the country and the first Native film festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice. RNIFF routinely secures top Native films and is dedicated to increasing the visibility of American Indian and Indigenous storytellers and artists in the entertainment landscape.

#NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

For more information visit https://www.rednationff.com/

November 1-13, 2021

Red Nation International Film Festival

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™ – If I Can See It I Can Be It.™

RNIFF is the largest Native film festival in the country and the first Native film festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice. RNIFF routinely secures top Native films and is dedicated to increasing the visibility of American Indian and Indigenous storytellers and artists in the entertainment landscape.

#NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

RNCI Water of Life Ceremony
November 1, 2021

RNCI The Sacred Life of Water Ceremony

(Held annually during AIHM and Red Nation International Film Festival)

We encourage everyone on this day to hold a prayer with water #OnlyOneWater

RNCI in 2006 established The Sacred Life of Water Ceremony along the Los Angeles River and at Playa del Rey Ballona Wetlands. RNCI and with the support of City Council Member Bill Rosendahl, is responsible for the returns of Tongva Ancestors to their right burial site after years of Tongva Nation many attempts.

November 1, 2021

American Indian Heritage Month

The Conversation Series How AIHM Came About in the City of Los Angeles

Join us virtually on Monday, November 1st at 3pm PST in honor of the beginning of American Indian Heritage Month. The #RNCI Conversation Series begins with a discussion of how AIHM Came About in the City of Los Angeles.⠀

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

Featuring guest speakers:

  • Joanelle Romero – Born of Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache, Dinétah, Paiute, SpanishSephardic.
  • Gabe Aguilar – President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe.
  • Nick Rocha – Chairman, Gabrielino-Shoshone Tribal Council of Southern California.
  • Gabrielle Rae Crowe – Gabrielino-Shoshone Tribal Council Member and Environmental Education Consultant.
  • Steve Newcomb – Shawnee/Lenape
  • Theda Newbreast – Blackfeet Nation
  • Donald Rodriguez – Gabrielino-Shoshone
AIHM Panel RNIFF 2021
Night Raiders

November 2, 2021

RNIFF nabs “Night Raiders,” before their U.S. theatrical release for Festival’s opening night feature.

Opening Night Feature: Night Raiders

A mother joins an underground band of vigilantes to try and rescue her daughter from a state-run institution.

Stars Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Brooklyn Letexier-Hart, Alex Tarrant, Amanda Plummer, Shaun Sipos, Violet Nelson, Gail Maurice, Suzanne Cyr, Pamela Matthews

Director Danis Goulet

Writer Danis Goulet

Producer (s) Georgina Allison Conder, Paul Barkin, Ainsley Gardiner, Chelsea Winstanley, Tara Woodbury

Executive Producer (s) Taika Waititi, Lisa Meeches, Eva Thomas, Timothy White

November 13, 2021

RNIFF exclusive festival premiere.

In person: Michael Greyeyes and Joanelle Romero

Closing Night Feature: Wild Indian

Two men learn to confront a traumatic secret they share involving the savage murder of a schoolmate.

Stars Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Jesse Eisenberg, Kate Bosworth, Lisa Cromarty, Sheri Foster, Happy Frejo, Cameo Joanelle Romero

Director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr

Writer Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr

Producer (s) Talia Bella, Dan Burks, Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., Thomas Mahoney, Blake Pickens, Eric Tavitian

Executive Producer (s) Adriana Banta, Katy Drake Bettner, Niraj Bhatia, Jesse Eisenberg, Jake Carter, Celine Dornier, Frédéric Fiore, Brent Ryan Green, J.D. Lifshitz, Adam Margules, Raphael Margules, Lesli A. Masoner, Dan McClung, Joel Michaely

Wild Indian
Antlers

November 13, 2021

RNIFF exclusive festival premiere.

Closing Night Feature: Antlers

United States | Drama, Horror

From the visionary world of acclaimed director Scott Cooper and horror maestro Guillermo del Toro comes ANTLERS. In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher (Keri Russell) and her sheriff brother (Jesse Plemons) become embroiled with her enigmatic student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them. Based on the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca. Produced by Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer, and J. Miles Dale.

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Screenplay by: C. Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca and Scott Cooper, based upon the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca

Produced by: Guillermo del Toro, p.g.a., David S. Goyer, p.g.a., J. Miles Dale, p.g.a.

Stars: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan

November 14, 2021

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.

Hollywood has the Oscars, Broadway had the Tony, Television has the Emmy and Indian Country has the Red Nation Film Award for Excellence 

Don’t miss this annual Global Celebration of Cinematic Excellence.

2021 will be the ninth year of broadcasting LIVE the RNCI Red Nation Awards on Red Nation Television Network, during November, RNCI Red Nation Awards will be held virtually on Red Nation Television Network.

For more information visit RNCI Red Nation Awards

RNIFF awards
November 15-30, 2021

Virtual Red Nation International Film Festival

Red Nation International Film Festival

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™ – If I Can See It I Can Be It.™

RNIFF is the largest Native film festival in the country and the first Native film festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice. RNIFF routinely secures top Native films and is dedicated to increasing the visibility of American Indian and Indigenous storytellers and artists in the entertainment landscape.

#NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

November 15, 2021

Who Tells The Story Matters

The Conversation Series Presentation Matters in all Media

Join us virtually on Monday, November 15th at 3pm (PST) as we have a conversation from industry professionals, tribal leaders and filmmakers.

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

Moderated by Joanelle Romero – CEO, Founder Red Nation Celebration Institute and Film Festival. Short-listed for an Academy Award. 


Featuring guest speakers:

  • David Seidler – playwright and film and television writer. He is most known for writing the scripts for the stage version and screen version for the story The King’s Speech. For the film, he won the Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay.
  • Todd Christensen – One of the industry’s leading location managers and member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science 2019. He has worked on such films as ‘Syriana’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, ‘The Hunger Games’, ‘Sicario 1 & 2 and ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’. Todd has worked on over 30 movies and another 25 scouted. Todd has worked on many of the Pueblos as well as Navajo Nation.
Who Tells The Story Matters
Native Women in Film, Television and Allies

November 16, 2021

Native Women in Film, Television and Allies

Join us virtually on Tuesday, November 16th at 3pm PST in Conversation with 27 Films Directed By Women at this year’s Red Nation International Film Festival.

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

Moderated by Joanelle Romero – CEO, Founder Red Nation Celebration Institute and Film Festival. Short-listed for an Academy Award.

Films directed by women 2021

November 21, 2021

Two Worlds:
Spider Woman Stories Virtual Stage Reading

Native Women in Theatre | Moderated by Joanelle Romero

Written By: Christina Castro, Deanna Allison, Kim Delfina Gleason, and Maria Herrera-Bustamante

Directed By: Kim Delfina Gleason

Performed By: Kim Delfina Gleason, Christina Castro, María Teresa Herrera, and Ria Thundercloud

Produced By: Two Worlds | Languages: English, Adult Content & Explicit Language (Warning)

This performance is dedicated to Native and Indigenous Women who are finding ways to empower, celebrate, and discover what it means to be a Matriarchal Mother and Daughter in today’s society. We honor and recognize our traditional tribal lands of the Sandia Pueblo, Navajo, Jicarilla and Mescalero Apache communities, located in New Mexico. 

Spider Woman Stories is an interactive storytelling and multi-media performance featuring the narratives, experiences and cultural history of Matriarchal Native and Indegnous Women. Narrated by Spider Woman, a traditional Navajo deity; she unwebs the stories of these women who come up against everyday personal struggles, self-identity, and inequality in the world.

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

Two Worlds: Spider Woman Stories Virtual Stage Reading

November 23, 2021

The Conversation Series:
Native Indigenous Scientists Cohort

MEET THE RNCI FILMMAKERS of Award-winning Film The Keepers of Corn

Director Gustavo Vazquez,

Writers Gustavo Vazquez and Jonathan Barbieri

Producers Jonathan Barbieri and Yira Vallejo

Filmmakers will share their Experience, Strength and Hope in moving the Native Indigenous Scientists POV Forward and what that means to the World-At-Large

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

Moderated by Joanelle Romero – Born of Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache, Dinétah, Paiute, SpanishSephardic. CEO, Founder Red Nation Celebration Institute and Film Festival.

November 25, 2021

The Conversation Series:
Native Indigenous Peoples Rethinking Thanksgiving from a Matriarchal POV

#WhoTellsTheStoryMatters #NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative

Call to ActionNative Indigenous Women & Girls Share your Experience, Strength and Hope on what you want to see moving forward in rethinking Thanksgiving by making a short video and sharing it with RNIFF here www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/

Moderated by Joanelle Romero – Born of Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache, Dinétah, Paiute, SpanishSephardic. CEO, Founder Red Nation Celebration Institute and Film Festival.

RNIFF Conversation Series

November 26 – 29, 2021

The Conversation Series:
Red Nation Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Fellows Program

MEET THE RNCI FILMMAKERS

Filmmakers will share their Experience, Strength and Hope in moving the Native indigenous Narrative forward.

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/ and later on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/RedNationFilms

Moderated by Joanelle Romero – Born of Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache, Dinétah, Paiute, SpanishSephardic. CEO, Founder Red Nation Celebration Institute and Film Festival.

November 30, 2021

The American Indian Holocaust Memorial

Honoring Our Ancestors

The American Indian Holocaust Memorial ceremony. Any time any where, any location world wide. Everybody is welcome to participate in planting a tree for our children that are being found in regards to this American Holocaust.

Read more at www.facebook.com/RedNationFF/

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.

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

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