Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards

The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema

Takes place every year as part of American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles.

Tickets go on Sale October 3rd

* Starting Nov 21st

2022 Red Nation International Film Festival

We’re proud to announce the 2022 Red Nation International Film Festival Program. We are honored to have these films represent the best in Native filmmaking.

#WhoTellsTheStoryMatters JOIN US for the 27th Red Nation International Film Festival, featuring new films from the world’s leading Native and Indigenous filmmakers.

WHO WE ARE | #RNIFF is the largest Native film festival in the country and was the first Native film festival in Los Angeles.

2022 FESTIVAL | This year’s festival will include hybrid in-person and virtual events dedicated to increasing the visibility of American Indian and Indigenous storytellers and artists in the entertainment landscape.

#NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative

Who Tells the Story Matters Poster

Opening / Closing

Wednesday, November
Opening Night 

Saturday, November 

Features

Wednesday, November 9
Feature

Saturday, November 12
Feature

Tuesday, November 15
Feature

Wednesday, November 16
Feature

Friday, November 18
Retrospective

Documentaries

Friday, November 11

Saturday, November 12

Wednesday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Saturday, November 19

Saturday, November 

Saturday, November 19

Doc Shorts

Program One
November

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 10

Thursday, November 10

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, November 12

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Monday, November 14

Monday, November 14

Monday, November 14

Monday, November 14

Saturday, November 19

Narrative Short

Program Two
November

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, November 12

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

Saturday, November 19

Saturday, November 19

Saturday, November 19

Animation

Program Three
November

Sunday, November 13

Sunday, November 13

RNIFF & LALIFF COLLABORATION

Program Four
Thursday, November 17

LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship

RNIFF & LALIFF Groundbreaking Collaboration

“Special Screening of films produced by the Indigenous Latino Cohort of the 2022 LALIFF Inclusion Fellowship”

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

These filmmakers completed a short film that premiered at LALIFF 2022! 

RNIFF Now Episodic

Program Five
November

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