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.

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Red Nation Television Network

Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company

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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


RNCI Crew worldwide
March 2022 | Los Angeles

3rd Annual RNCI Crew Meet-Up

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  • 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


Native Indigenous Student Academy of Cinematic Arts

August 17 – 20, 2022 | Santa Fe New Mexico / Indian Market

"On the Road" 27th Red Nation Celebration Institute

Presented by The New Mexico Native Indigenous Film Commission 


  • PRESS CONFERENCE /  Native Indigenous Film Market RNCI Crew in New Mexico 

Location: Poeh Cultural Center Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino ‘Pathways’ Indigenous Arts Festival

  • RNIFF Film Screenings
  • Native Women Write High Tea Fellows Retreat 

Location: TBA 

Sponsors Red Nation Television Network, Crewvie, IATSElocal480, Picuris Pueblo / Hotel Santa Fe,  Pueblo of Pojoaque, Poeh Cultural Center. Sponsorship Opportunities 

November 1 – 30, 2022 | Los Angeles

27th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards the Largest Native Indigenous Festival in the Country

Awards Show

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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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 Los Angeles, offices in Santa Fe NM, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing 570+ Native Nations, established a rich legacy of work by supporting 739+ 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

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.

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