We Dance for Life

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World Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | ?? MINUTES | English We Dance for Life ??? ??? CAST & CREDITS Directed by Georgia Lightning ??? Director Georgia Lightning Producer Georgia Lightning Screenwriter Georgia Lightning Cinematographer Georgia Lightning Editor Georgia Lightning Composer Georgia Lightning Executive Producer Georgia Lightning Associate Producer Georgia Lightning Co-Producer Georgia Lightning […]

Almost Ancestors

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World Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | ?? MINUTES | English Almost Ancestors ??? ??? CAST & CREDITS Directed by Georgia Lightning ??? Director Georgia Lightning Producer Georgia Lightning Screenwriter Georgia Lightning Cinematographer Georgia Lightning Editor Georgia Lightning Composer Georgia Lightning Executive Producer Georgia Lightning Associate Producer Georgia Lightning Co-Producer Georgia Lightning Cast Georgia […]

Heritage

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Festival Premiere NARRATIVE SHORT | United States | 25 MINUTES | English Heritage Rumiñahui is your average New York City teenager with a bright future ahead. He volunteers at the local Ecuadorian Culture Center in Queens and leads the youth group. He’s a role model older brother and gets along with his divorced parents too. […]

The Record

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Festival Premiere NARRATIVE SHORT | United States | 18 MINUTES | English The Record The Record is a fairytale based on a true story, set in 1930’s rural California. Two Indigenous Latino brothers visit their mother’s grave and each struggle in their own way with dealing with her loss. Zack, the younger brother, seeks out […]

Mancha

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Festival Premiere NARRATIVE SHORT | United States | 13 MINUTES | English Mancha Cursed by generations of La Mancha, Cory must fight this dark presence to protect her daughter from the same fate. Centered around a family of Latin women who own a restaurant in Alaska. Mancha, follows Cory, the matriarch who starts to have […]

Gabriela

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Festival Premiere NARRATIVE SHORT | United States | 25 MINUTES | English Gabriela It’s the summer after high-school graduation in North Carolina. A young undocumented Guatemayan woman, Gabriela, is drawn to a Country Club pool. Gabriela dreams of swimming competitively, but her determination is curtailed by her over-protective mother, social propriety, and self-judgment. Meanwhile, a […]

Raúl Playing Game

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Festival Premiere NARRATIVE SHORT | United States | 20 MINUTES | English Raúl Playing Game RAUL PLAYING GAME finds its awkward, titular protagonist Raul alone at a bar. When his date Valerie finally arrives, we’re introduced to Lefty and Righty, the two animated personifications of Raul’s personality and inner-thoughts that inhabit a dorm room inside […]

Oyate

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Closing Night / Festival Premiere DOCUMENTARY | United States | 89 MINUTES | English Oyate In the wake of the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, Indigenous People across the nation are using their newfound platform to shed light on the wide array of injustices committed against them for centuries in an effort to wake up the […]

Premonition: On the Eve of Signing Treaty 6

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Festival Premiere ANIMATION | Canada | 4 MINUTES | English Premonition: On the Eve of Signing Treaty 6 As told through the hopeful yet cautious eyes of a First Nations leader in 1870s North West, PREMONITION acknowledges the major shifts that happened when European traders and settlers began to come into the territory. At first, […]

I am the Warrior

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Festival Premiere ANIMATION | Canada | 8 MINUTES | English I am the Warrior ??? A Residential School Story. A mother and daughter Fox have a poor relationship. The daughter wants to right the wrongs the residential schools have committed to make her mother this way. She becomes the Warrior in her thoughts to save […]

The Jungle Tale – “An Ordinary Life Until…”

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Festival Premiere ANIMATION | United States | 2 MINUTES | English The Jungle Tale – “An Ordinary Life Until…” This is a proof of concept for children series. A group of kids, raised in the heart of the jungle called Paranata by wild animals, learn the values and laws of the jungle. Overall, they learn […]

This Is Who I Am / Mii Maanda Iyaawayaa

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Festival Premiere LIVE ACTION | United States | 11 MINUTES | English, Other This Is Who I Am / Mii Maanda Iyaawayaa ??? A young Anishinaabe woman living in the City is feeling lost and overwhelmed. She wonders what her ancestors would do, and after a short series of events, she realizes what it is […]

Kaashkitamaashoo

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Festival Premiere LIVE ACTION | Canada | 3 MINUTES | English Kaashkitamaashoo A woman’s exploration of her Métis identity; the quieting of her inner voice saying she’s not ‘Indigenous enough’. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Chantelle Marie Anderson Chantelle Marie Anderson is a Cree-Canadian filmmaker based out of Calgary, AB. Her film career began in […]

Spirit Girl

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Festival Premiere LIVE ACTION | Canada | 4 MINUTES | English Spirit Girl A beautiful and haunting music video about First Nations Missing and Murdered Woman. No one deserves to leave this life that way. It is dedicated to my Auntie Roseanne, who was murdered and thrown into the Bow river CAST & CREDITS Directed […]

The Red Orchid

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Festival Premiere LIVE ACTION | United States | 25 MINUTES | English The Red Orchid Deep in the swamps of Florida, an Indian Tribe prepares for the coming of an entity which seeks to feed on the children. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Montana Cypress Director Montana Cypress Producer Montana Cypress Screenwriter Montana Cypress Cast […]

A Cedar Is Life

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Festival Premiere DOCUMENTARY | Canada | 90 MINUTES | English A Cedar Is Life This film explores the species that stands at the center of West Coast Indigenous culture, the relationship between the people and “The Tree of Life” that continues to this day, and the threats to its continued existence. CAST & CREDITS Directed […]

Above Boy

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Festival Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | 33 MINUTES | English Above Boy Above Boy is the story of Godfrey Benjamin Chipps, a fourth-generation descendant of Horn Chipp – the Medicine Man for legendary Indian chief, Crazy Horse, and the legacy he leaves behind for his family. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Jan Vogel, […]

Imalirijit

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Festival Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | Canada | 27 MINUTES | English, Inuktitut Imalirijit The inspired journey of a young Inuit community researcher. CAST & CREDITS Directed by Vincent L’Hérault, Tim Anaviapik Soucie Vincent L’Herault is Ph.D. biologist and director at ArctiConnexion. He works in Nunavut with Inuit communities and several hundreds of hunters and fishermen. […]

Rosalie Fish

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Festival Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | United States | 10 MINUTES | English Rosalie Fish For Rosalie Fish, Indigenous student-athlete and activist, running isn’t just a sport — it’s how she represents the strength and resilience of indigenous women within her tribe and beyond. As we look forward to #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we are honored to share Rosalie’s […]

HERD

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Festival Premiere DOCUMENTARY SHORT | Canada | 15 MINUTES | English HERD In the startling collapse of the once massive George River Caribou Herd – and a subsequent total hunting ban – Inuit in Labrador, Canada, were abruptly confronted with a new reality: life without a fundamental source of food, culture, and wellbeing. Through Inuit […]

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