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.

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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.

Executive Director

Joanelle Romero: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Content Officer Red Nation Television Network Producing Director, Red Nation Celebration Institute, Red Nation International Film Festival-Programming, Native Women in Film & Television All Media Meet Red Nation Celebration Institute Board of Directors

Board Of Directors

The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. RNCI the longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous Media Arts & Cultural nonprofit in the history of the Entertainment Industry, Empowering Native Indigenous Storytellers, founded in 1995.

Leadership

RNCI the longest-running, Native Women-Led, Indigenous Media Arts & Cultural non-profit enterprise organization in the history of the entertainment industry. Representing over 575+ Native Nations in the U.S. and collectively on the planet 1200. Based in Los Angeles with offices in Santa Fe New Mexico.

Finance

Patty Holguin: Accounts, Receivable, Revenue Coordinator
Jason Chapman: Senior Payroll & Expense Coordinator
Nadine Aragon: Director of Finance

Investing

Red Nation Celebration Institute Economic Development on Native Land™

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Email: Partnerships@rednation.com

Content & Tech

Māris Švirksts: Managing Coordinator of Technology

Social Media Managers

Emily Ervolina
Kayla Anne Santos

Membership Director

Nadine Aragon
rniff.membership@rednation.com

Marketing & Publicity

Liz Kramer: Red Nation Media
Erik Deutsch: Publicity

Head of Content & Production

Joanelle Romero: Content Creator
Lauren Siyowin Peters: On Red is Green Carpet Correspondent
Linda Peckham: Editor

Festival Producer

Elisa Rothstein: Executive Producer / Showrunner

Festival Programmer

Māris Švirksts

Graphic Designers

Tim Hall: Graphic Designer
Jason Mares: Graphic Designer

Submissions & Programming

Submissions: submissions@rednation.com
Programming: program.labs@rednation.com

Membership

NWIFTV: nwiftv.membership@rednation.com

Executive Producers

Joanelle Romero
Elisa Rothstein

Joanelle Romero: Founder, CEO, Chief Content Officer

General Media Inquiries and Interview Requests

Liz Kramer

Phone: 818.665.5753

media@rednation.com

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