Red Nation Celebration Institute – Become a Member

Are you a part of the film industry? Whether you’re an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, film/TV crew member, dancer, musician, or recording artist, we extend an invitation for you to become a valued member of our organization. If you’re committed to acknowledging and promoting the Native and Indigenous narrative in the entertainment industry, join us today and become a partner in amplifying these stories to the world. TOGETHER WE CAN make a substantial impact and elevate diverse voices to the forefront of storytelling.

Inclusivity and equality are our top priorities!

Not a Member? Join a community of diverse and unique voices and celebrate the Power of Film!  Become a Member today: Purchase your Membership below.

By becoming an RNCI member, you are playing a crucial role in transforming the way the entertainment industry perceives and engages with Native and Indigenous narratives on the silver screen. Your support and involvement directly contribute to the positive representation and authentic portrayal of our communities and cultures in film.

With your membership, you empower Native and Indigenous storytellers, filmmakers, and artists to amplify their voices and share their unique perspectives with the world. #TogetherWeCan, we are breaking barriers and dismantling stereotypes, paving the way for a more inclusive and respectful entertainment landscape.

Join us on this empowering journey and be a part of the change. Your commitment as an RNCI member will help shape the future of cinema and cultural storytelling, ensuring that our narratives are celebrated and valued for generations to come. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the industry and promote a brighter, more inclusive future for Native and Indigenous voices in film.

Red Nation Celebration Institute Members receive special benefits

  • Become an RNCI Member and unlock a world of exciting benefits! Enjoy complimentary general admission for an entire year, along with exclusive perks such as expedited check-in at our events, invitations to members-only screenings and special gatherings, and fantastic discounts at the RNCI Store.
  • But that’s not all! Your member benefits extend throughout the year, granting you access to advanced and discounted tickets for Red Nation Celebration Institute events. Gain free admission to our film education events and tap into valuable filmmaker resources. Embrace a supportive community that celebrates Native and Indigenous voices in the entertainment industry.
  • Join us as an RNCI Member and be part of an empowering movement that nurtures creativity, supports talent, and champions diverse narratives.

Congratulations on receiving recognition from your peers for your outstanding contributions to filmmaking in your field of expertise. Your talent and dedication have not only made a significant impact but have also earned you the respect and admiration of fellow professionals in the industry. We commend you for your remarkable achievements and look forward to witnessing your continued success in the world of filmmaking. Keep inspiring and creating, as your passion and skill continue to shape the art of storytelling on the big screen.

Being a member of the RNCI is a widely recognized and respected honor within the film industry. Because you have been recognized by the RNCI as being in a top tier of expertise, that gives you street cred when people want to hire you. Consider it an automatic Letter of Recommendation.

You receive invites to film screenings that are exclusive to members that may be an early preview or include Q&A panels with the filmmakers. This becomes especially frequent during the leadup to RNCI Red Nation Awards season.

Members are eligible to vote for the RNCI Red Nation Awards and other honors.

Voting member. Red Nation Celebration Institute’s Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts film festival receives film submissions each year, Each Member will have the opportunity to Vote in the Student Film category.

You can participate in mentorships for people wanting to do what you do in the film industry.

You have access to a searchable directory of other RNCI members.

You have access to the Screening Room that usually is populated with the films that are voting for Awards, but also interviews, preserved features, and preserved shorts.

But the biggest honor is getting together with people in your field who typically excel at what they do, and together you honor those members who you think did amazing work that year.

Members can participate in masterclasses, campaigns and other professional development opportunities.

Members can attend social events, such as the annual RNCI Red Nation Awards, which provides opportunities to meet and connect with other industry professionals.

Members can participate in masterclasses, seminars, and other professional development opportunities.

Members can receive discounts on purchases from the RNCI’s store and other merchants.

Members have a yearly subscription to the Red Nation Television Network film library.

Once a month, in person film screening at the Red Box Theater from January till May.

RNCI Tribal Trustees receive special benefits


To become a member you do not need to be Native or Indigenous.

You at least have to have one year in your chosen field (s)

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