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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.

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September 14, 2022

Press Release of Official Selections

Streaming on Red Nation Television Network

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October 14, 2022

RNCI Red Nation Awards press conference Nominee announcement

includes Red Nation Honors Industry

2022 RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony Nominees Press Conference on Friday, October 14th where we will be announcing the Film Festival nominations LIVE from Hollywood CA.

During this live press conference RNCI will also be honoring networks and TV shows that showcase Native talent in front of and behind the camera. This year’s honors will go to AMC (Dark Winds); FX Hulu (Reservation Dogs; more TBA for their inclusion of Indigenous talent and contribution to the film economy and economic development on Native Lands.

The film nominees will be awarded in 25 categories on November 20, 2022 at the RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema which will be airing live on Red Nation Television Network.

November 1 – 30, 2022

Native Film Market

A one-of-a-kind event with Festival Filmmakers, distribution companies, production companies, and esteemed members of the entertainment industry. Emerging and established Native filmmakers have the opportunity to ‘pitch’ their short film to industry insiders and distribution companies. In addition a high profile panel “Distribution Matters” made up of industry insiders and distribution companies.

Brando and Indian

November 1, 2022

Sacred Water of Life Ceremony

November 2 – 6, 2022

RNCI Conversation Series - Virtual events

Festival Nominees and RNCI Red Nation Award Hosts

An RNCI groundbreaking Partnership with AMC Networks, IFC and All Black TV

Masterclass with Kirk Baltz “An Actors Session”

Native Film Market – Distribution Matters Made up of industry insiders and distribution companies

American Indian Heritage Month Economic Development on Native Lands

James Olmos

November 7 – 19, 2022

Festival Opens (in-person)

Now in its 27th year, the Red Nation International Film Festival curator Joanelle Romero says, “Who Tells the story Matters! I have created a 27-year history of cohesive research-informed strategies, ground-breaking initiatives, though cinematic excellence, media and strong focus on partnerships.”

The festival will screen in person 60+ films, documentaries, films directed by women, shorts including 7 events and 10 days in virtual screenings.

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 7, 2022

Opening Night

TBA

LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship

November 12, 2022

AN RNCI GROUNDBREAKING COLLABORATION

#WhoTellsTheStoryMatters Congrats to all the filmmakers and this ground-breaking partnership!

LALIFF is proud to announce the ten filmmakers that are part of the 2022 LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship, presented by ‪Netflix

The five participants in the Indigenous Latino cohort are William D. Caballero, Evelyn Lorena, Nicole Mejia, Sebastian Rea and Kristi Uribes.

These directors will write, shoot, and complete a short film that will premiere at LALIFF and RNIFF 2022! Learn more about them:‪ ‬laliff.org/fellowship/2022/fellows/

November 19, 2022

Closing Night

TBA

November 20, 2022

RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony

“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.

2022 will be the tenth 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.

November 21 – 30, 2022

Streaming on Red Nation Television Network

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

Land Language Culture Tradition Identity

November 30, 2022

American Holocaust Memorial

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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.

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