Filmmakers Indigenous Fellowship Lounge

Founded 2003

Program Overview

A unique space for emerging and Indigenous filmmakers to network with other filmmakers and industry professionals. The event takes place during the Red Nation International Film Festival in November (in-person) providing a rich dialogue of cultural perspective in film – television – and music. Its an opportunity to hear from Native and Indigenous filmmakers, Industry professionals and allies behind and in front of the camera.

Filmmakers Indigenous Fellowship Lounge
RNIFF Conversation Series

November 26 – 29, 2021

The Conversation Series:
Red Nation Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Fellows Program


Filmmakers will share their Experience, Strength and Hope in moving the Native indigenous Narrative forward.

Watch the conversation live on Facebook at and later on YouTube at

Moderated by Joanelle Romero – Born of Mescalero-Chiricahua Apache, Dinétah, Paiute, SpanishSephardic. CEO, Founder Red Nation Celebration Institute and Film Festival.

November 11 – 28, 2020 & December 4th

The Conversation Series
Red Nation Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Fellows Program


The IFL – The Conversation Series has been very successful with that said, we have added another date with times!

December 4th from 10:00 to 4:30pm (pst)

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • NoVo Foundation
  • California Community Foundation
  • National Endowment for Humanities

Support for the Filmmakers Indigenous Fellowship Lounge

Filmmakers Indigenous Fellowship Lounge is made possible through gifts, grants and sponsorships.

Give your support to Filmmakers Indigenous Fellowship Lounge program.

  • Department of Cultural Affairs City of Los Angeles
  • Gavin White Empowerment Fund
  • Joanelle Romero
  • RNCI Board of Directors

RNCI Year-Round Program Calendar

The Red Nation Celebration Institute Programs focus on the specific development of storytellers from Native and Indigenous backgrounds, encompassing feature film and episodic work. Fellows will receive hands-on support from the Institute and advisors, including one-on-one feedback sessions and roundtable discussions.

A look inside our Creative Program Labs and Intensives

to experience more documentaries visit Red Nation Television Network and RedNationFilms

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