Festivals

Native Women in Film and Television in All Media

March

Native Women in Film and Television in All Media” is a program created by the Red Nation Celebration Institute to support and promote Native American women in the film and television industry. This program provides a platform for female Native American filmmakers, writers, producers, and actors to showcase their work and increase their visibility. Through this program, Native American women gain access to opportunities and resources to help them advance their careers. The goal of this program is to increase representation, diversity, and inclusivity within the entertainment industry. The Red Nation Celebration Institute recognizes the importance of giving voice and visibility to underrepresented groups and is committed to supporting Native American women in film and television.

Native Indigenous Student Academy For Cinematic Arts

April

The Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts is a program organized by the Red Nation Celebration Institute to encourage and celebrate filmmaking creativity in indigenous communities. The program provides a unique opportunity for young and aspiring filmmakers to learn and hone their skills in cinematic arts, with a focus on indigenous storytelling and perspectives. It offers a series of workshops, seminars, and hands-on training sessions to help participants gain exposure to the latest techniques and methods used in modern filmmaking. The students not only learn technical skills but also focus on the cultural nuances, storytelling elements, and traditions relating to indigenous filmmaking. At the end of the program, the participants showcase their work, and some of them even get the opportunity to work on professional film productions. Through this academy, Red Nation Celebration Institute is working to empower indigenous voices in filmmaking and create opportunities for them to share their stories with the world.

On the Road

May / June / August

The “On The Road” event by Red Nation Celebration Institute is a vibrant cultural and artistic showcase that celebrates the diversity and history of Native American communities in Los Angeles. This unique event will feature a diverse array of Native American artists, filmmakers, musicians, and dancers, showcasing their talents and sharing their stories. Through live performances, film screenings, and interactive exhibits, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Native American history, culture, and contemporary issues. With a focus on community, creativity, and inclusion, “On the Road” is sure to be an unforgettable experience for all those who attend.

Red Nation International Film Festival

November

Red Nation International Film Festival™ (RNIFF) is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers to larger, global mainstream audiences while championing Native Women in Film & Television and giving voice and inspiring native youth with our dedicated program Native Youth Matter™ – If I Can See It I Can Be It.™

RNIFF is the world’s largest Native Indigenous film festival and first Native film festival in Los Angeles. Home to the Native Documentary Voice. RNIFF routinely secures top Native films and is dedicated to increasing the visibility of American Indian and Indigenous storytellers and artists in the entertainment landscape.

RNCI Red Nation Awards

November

Since 1995, the RNCI Red Nation Awards has honored outstanding artistic achievements in television, film, comedy, music and the arts. The show is an integral part of RNCI’s mission and is held on the last day closing the Red Nation International Film Festival. RNCI’s mission is to create greater opportunities for American Indian & Indigenous families in the United States. As a national television special with a cause, the RNCI Red Nation Awards demonstrates how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry and diversity strengthens our country by promoting fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of American Indian & Indigenous image.

Each November, in celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to RNCI Red Nation Awards. Interest and anticipation builds as we lead up to the RNCI Red Nation Awards LIVE telecast on Red Nation Television Network, when hundreds of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in native filmmaking.

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