The Comedian

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE LIVE ACTION | USA | 8 MINUTES | English The Comedian A comedian learns that quitting smoking will become the greatest joke of his life. A Red Eagle Soaring film production. Directed by Ajuawak Kapashesit. Written by Ajuawak Kapashesit and Jeff Barehand. Produced by Red Eagle Soaring and Sky Bear Media. CAST & […]

THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT ETHEL

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Los angeles PREMIERE LIVE ACTION | USA | 29 MINUTES | English THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT ETHEL: Patron Saint of the Santee, Bloody Fourth, and Gitmo Bay Be sure to check out Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and Martin Scorsese’s upcoming “Killers of the Flower Moon” for historical reference. Then buckle-up for a whacky retelling of the […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE LIVE ACTION | USA | 8 MINUTES | English Happy Thanksgiving A Native American man takes a Happy Thanksgiving wish from a bank teller so personally, his rage drives him to carry out a bizarre revenge plan. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby Ishkwaazhe Shane McSauby is a writer/director from […]

Musk.

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World PREMIERE LIVE ACTION | CANADA | 7 MINUTES | English Musk. A short visual poem about an Indigenous Womxn’s healing journey as she reconnects with world around her as she lets go of her grief. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Rylan Friday Rylan Friday (Saulteaux Ojibway/Plains Cree) is an award-winning director, curator, writer, and […]

Polly, Paulina, Pauline

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World PREMIERE LIVE ACTION | USA | 11 MINUTES | English Polly, Paulina, Pauline When ballet dancer Polly wakes up in a fugue state, she is haunted by hallucinations and visions of her best friend, whose tragic death haunts her. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Misty Shipman Misty Shipman is an enrolled member of the […]

Ohskennón:ten Owí:ra (Little Deer)

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U.S. PREMIERE LIVE ACTION | CANADA | 34 MINUTES | English Ohskennón:ten Owí:ra (Little Deer) On Christmas Eve, 1967, two young Indigenous girls are forced to battle the elements, confront their darkest secrets and work together in order to return home to their families after a daring escape from the Mohawk Institute Residential School. This […]

Kokum, with love.

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 11 MINUTES | English Kokum, with love. Flora Bear’s youngest granddaughter searches for truth and answers about her Indigenous grandmother’s life. This short documentary is the filmmaker’s personal journey of discovery to honour her late grandmother’s life and understand her family history . CAST & CREDITS Directed by […]

Hebron Relocation

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 15 MINUTES | English, Inuktitut Hebron Relocation Filmmaker Holly Andersen of Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, always knew that the house she lives in carries within its frame the echoes of the forced displacement of northern Labrador Inuit. In Hebron Relocation, Andersen explores what makes a place a home as she speaks […]

Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 15 MINUTES | English, French Miss Campbell: Inuk Teacher Evelyn Campbell was one of the first accredited Inuk teachers in Labrador and a pioneer for an Inuk-led educational system. As a residential school survivor, she overcame extraordinary odds to train as a teacher and pursue her passion for education. […]

Lily Gladstone: Far Out There

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 13 MINUTES | English Lily Gladstone: Far Out There Follow Native American actress Lily Gladstone as she share her love of her craft and prepares for the release of her highest profile Hollywood film to date. Gladstone shares with us how her foundation and making her voice heard […]

Medicine and Obligations

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | 10 MINUTES | English Medicine and Obligations The documentary is about Indigenous students grappling with the obligations of college at Northern Arizona University (NAU), while maintaining traditional practices that are integral to health and traditional medicine. The students point out the hypocrisy of NAU claiming to […]

Ha txan tsi. An ka li (We come home after)

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 6 MINUTES | English Ha txan tsi. An ka li (We come home after) “Ha Txan Tsi. An Ka Li (Translated from Osage: We Come Home After)” is a poignant and thought-provoking short documentary film co-produced, written, and directed by Dante Biss-Grayson, an Osage veteran, and the […]

Where Dreams Are Forgotten

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U.S. PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | GREENLAND | 6 MINUTES | English Where Dreams Are Forgotten Endorsed by the UN-mandated Spokesperson for the Rights of the Child calling it “a call for action”, ‘Where Dreams Are Forgotten’ is filmed in what was once the economic center of the colonial Arctic and deals with the prospects of […]

BLUEBERRY LAND: Epgomanegati

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 40 MINUTES | English BLUEBERRY LAND: Epgomanegati Mi’kmaq and the Harvest is a glimpse into the unique past of the Mikmaw participation in the Annual Maine Blueberry harvest, a long standing tradition in which many hundreds if not thousands have participated. It is a tradition that seems […]

istén:’a

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Los Angeles Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 5 MINUTES | English istén:’a A poetic retelling of a visit from the artist’s mother, istén:’a explores dreamspace as a meeting place for us and our late loved ones, who we always remain tethered to. CAST & CREDITS Directed by KJ Edwards KJ Edwards is a Kanien’kehá:ka,mixed-settler […]

Who She Is

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 37 MINUTES | English Who She Is Abbi. Sheila. Jocelyn. Lela. These are women hidden within the statistics of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women epidemic. Meet them. See them. Say their names. They are “Who She Is”. Who She Is tells the story of four women caught […]

Wounded Knee Survivors Run

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FESTIVAL PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 12 MINUTES | English Wounded Knee Survivors Run This short film is a powerful story about the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, a tragedy that still resonates in the hearts of many Native Americans today. It follows the journey of runners who, every year, travel from Wounded Knee […]

Making Tracks

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | USA | 34 MINUTES | English Making Tracks The Bering Strait School District in Western Alaska is the only place in the United States where biathlon and cross country skiing have both been school activities for almost 40 years. In the late 1970’s, a time when village schools did […]

Abaznoda (basket)

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 10 MINUTES | French Abaznoda (basket) Charlotte is a young Abenaki artist who makes black ash baskets. She carries on her shoulders the legacy of all the generations that came before, which pushes her to learn as much as possible about her passion: basketry. CAST & CREDITS […]

Where Do I Belong

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LOS ANGELES PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY SHORT | CANADA | 5 MINUTES | English Where Do I Belong As a continuation of her first film We Are Not Speaking the Same Language, Danika explains what it feels like to be a displaced urban Indigenous. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Danika St-Laurent Danika St-Laurent is Saulteaux from Muskowekwan […]

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