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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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Red Nation Television Network

Native Indigenous Media Streaming Company

Your #1 Streaming Service 24/7 | Founded 2006

15th Edition Native Women in Film Festival

March 1 – 8. 2024 | Los Angeles / Leading up to the Academy Awards®

15th Edition Native Women in Film Festival

The Matriarchs of Cinema / Women of Influence

100 Women 100 Stories

45 Films Directed by Women from a Native Perspective

#WhyWeWearRED

Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts Film Festival

April 10 – 13. 2024 | Los Angeles

Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts Film Festival

WHO WE ARE: Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts is the largest Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts in the country and the first Native Indigenous Student film festival in Los Angeles.

2024 FESTIVAL | 29th Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts – Film Festival & Awards runs April 10-13 (virtually) FREE EVENT

23 Films Directed by Students from the U.S. (19), Canada (1), and Mexico (3)

August 14 – 16. 2024 | Santa Fe New Mexico / Indian Market

"On the Road" 29th Red Nation Celebration Institute

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), Albuquerque Film Office, Crewvie, IATSE Local480, RNCI Crew Directory, Picuris Pueblo / Hotel Santa Fe, Santa Fe Film Office, Plaza Cafe, TOURISM Santa Fe, Native Women in Film & Television in All Media.

Programs:

  • RNCI Crew Economic Development on Native Land Investing in the Future
  • Native Film Market
  • Only One Water Concert Series
  • Film Program

Sponsorship Opportunities https://www.rednationff.com/sponsors/ 

November 1 – 30. 2024 | Los Angeles

29th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards the Largest Native Indigenous Festival in the Country

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) is a program of RNCI. Empowering Native Indigenous Storytellers Since 1995. RNIFF is the world’s largest Native Indigenous film and media arts festival and the first in Los Angeles.

Amplifying more than 5000+ Native and Indigenous content creators through its streaming company Red Nation Television Network, supporting 2780+ Native Indigenous filmmakers through its Red Nation International Film Festival, including films directed by women through its Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, since 1995. In the last six years RNCI has screened 177 films directed by women.

Los Angeles is home to the largest urban American Indian and Alaska Native population in the country, with over 200 tribes, including the original peoples of this land: the Tongva, Tataviam, and Chumash.

#NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

Land Language Culture Tradition Identity

November 17. 2024 | Los Angeles

The 29th RNCI Red Nation Awards

“Hollywood & Indian Country’s Biggest Night for Native & Indigenous Representation”™
Cementing Native Indigenous at the forefront of the Entertainment Industry

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

The presentation of the 29th RNCI Red Nation Awards telecast will be airing Sunday, November 17, 2024, on Red Nation Television Network.

RNIFF at HOME

Films TBA.

RNCI Year Round Programs

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RNCI

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 Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. Is the longest-running successful Native Women-Led Indigenous Media Arts and Cultural non-profit enterprise in the history of the entertainment industry. Serving over 575+ Native Nations in the U.S. and collectively on the planet 1200. Based in Los Angeles with office in Santa Fe New Mexico.

Founded by Joanelle Romero in 1995 with the mission to break barriers of racism by creating systemic change through film television in all media in order to eliminate American Indian stereotypes. Our vision for the future of cinema and the arts 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.

RNCI is the first Native nonprofit organization funded by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept. (2000) RNCI founded the American Indian Heritage Month (AIHM) in the City of Los Angeles in 2005 and was officially recognized in 2006 by the State of California for organizing AIHM.

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.

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