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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Red Nation Television Network
Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company
Your #1 Streaming Service 24/7 | Founded 2006
March, 2022 – September, 2022
3rd Annual RNCI 'Monthly Film Series'
Dedicated to Native & Indigenous Cinema on the Silver Screen.
Red Nation Celebration Institute spotlights important stories from a Native perspective each month with film (s) includes The Conversation Series with filmmakers, cultural bearers, and activists.
Exclusively Streaming on Red Nation Television Network.
*In person screenings will resume in 2023
March 20 – 24, 2022 | Los Angeles / Leading up to the Academy Awards®
13th Native Women in Film & Television in All Media Film Festival
Native Indigenous Women in Hollywood
3rd Annual RNCI Crew Meet-Up
Powered by CREWVIE
- Location Managers Guild International
- New Mexico Film Office
- New York City Media & Entertainment
June 19 – 22, 2022 | Los Angeles
Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts
The Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts is a program of Red Nation Celebration Institute amplifying emerging Native Indigenous student filmmakers. Each year, college, university and high school film students from all over the world compete for awards and cash grants, with films being judged in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Live Action Narrative and Alternative/Experimental.
Other programs include RNCI Labs ‘Mentorship’ and ‘Screenwriter’
Film Festival, Awards Ceremony
August 18 – 20, 2022 | Santa Fe New Mexico / Indian Market
"On the Road" 27th Red Nation Celebration Institute
Poeh Cultural Center Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino ‘Pathways’ Indigenous Arts Festival
Presented by The New Mexico Native Indigenous Film Commission
Partners Red Nation Television Network, New Mexico Native Indigenous Film Commission, Locations Manager Guide International (LMGI), NYC Media & Entertainment, Albuquerque Film Office, Crewvie, IATSElocal480, Picuris Pueblo / Hotel Santa Fe, Pueblo of Pojoaque, Poeh Cultural Center, Santa Fe Film Office, TOURISM Santa Fe, Native Women in Film & Television in All Media.
- RNCI Crew Economic Development on Native Lands Investing in the Future
- Native Women Write ‘Fellows Retreat’
- Film Program
- RNCI Founder, Recording Artist/Singer/Songwriter Joanelle Romero & Friends
Proceeds from merchandise will support advancing the next generation of content creators at
Red Nation Celebration Institute – Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts.
Sponsorship Opportunities https://www.rednationff.com/sponsors/
November 1 – 30, 2022 | Los Angeles
27th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards the Largest Native Indigenous Festival in the Country
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.
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The Creative Enterprise by Natives Delivering to All People the Stories that Shape our World.
Empowering Native Indigenous Storytellers
Natives in Charge of Their Narrative
Who Tells The Story Matters
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.
Meet RNCI Board of Directors https://rednationff.com/board-of-directors/
RNCI Properties include: Red Nation International Film Festival, RNCI Red Nation Awards, Red Nation Television Network Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company (predating Netflix and all other streaming services), Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, RNCI Crew, California Native Film Commission, New Mexico Film Commission, American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles, Native Studies Center, Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts #NotTodayColonizer, and #NativeYouthMatter – If I Can See It I Can Be It.