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Submitting Your Film to Red Nation International Film Festival

Submissions to the 2023 Red Nation International Film Festival are now open!  For answers to the most commonly asked questions about submitting projects to the Festival, download our FAQ document, and please read the Rules & Regulations thoroughly before you begin the process. The deadline dates and submission fees for 2023 Festival consideration are listed below.

March 1

Opening Date

May 1

Early Bird Deadline

June 30

Regular Deadline

August 1

Extended Deadline

September 1

Notification Date

November 1 – 30

Event Date

November 1-30, 2023 RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards

Red Nation International Film Festival is the Prestigious American Indian & Indigenous festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice. The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema.


RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival is the first Native festival in the Entertainment Capitol of the world, a program of 28th year of Red Nation Celebration Institute. Twenty-eight years ago there was not a venue to experience Native Cinema. Today, film enthusiasts can now enjoy the cinematic excellence of American Indian & Indigenous content.

Each November, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the RNCI Red Nation Awards, broadcast LIVE on Red Nation Television Network. Hundreds of movie lovers tune in to watch who will receive the highest honors in American Indian & Indigenous filmmaking.

Visit Past RNCI Press Conference of Nominees
and Red Nation Honors.

hosted at Red Nation Studios.

hosted at FILM LA.

hosted at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

September 30, 2023 Official Press Release will be issued announcing Film Program lineup!

October 9, 2023 Press Conference RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival Nominees and Red Nation Honors to be announced LIVE on Red Nation Television Network.

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