Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

26th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards
November 1-30, 2021 | In Person and Virtually

Presented by Red Nation Celebration Institute

Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards Show

#WhoTellsTheStoryMatters YOU can get involved in creating systemic change through Media and the Arts with RED NATION CELEBRATION INSTITUTE (RNCI) the Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world.

RNCI the longest standing Native Media, Arts & Cultural nonprofit in Los Angeles includes the largest Native Indigenous International Film Festival in the world, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing over 570+ Native Nations.

Our foundation is uniting creatives within our community with Hollywood to bring together a greater voice to the entertainment industry and the world at large. Red Nation Celebration Institute is honored and proud to work with strong leaders within our Native Nations across Indian Country America and our Indigenous talent from directors, producers, writers, actors and crew in front of and behind the camera, fostering the next generation of talent and leaders. #NativesInChargeOfTheirNarrative

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) has established a rich legacy of work supporting more than 5000+ Native and Indigenous filmmakers though its streaming company Red Nation Television Network, amplifying  more than 839 Native Indigenous filmmakers though its Red Nation International Film Festvial

includes Sterlin Harjo, Loretta Todd, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark Williams, James Bird, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kyle Kauwika Harris, Katsitsionni Fox, Daniel Foreman, Alba Enid García, Klee Benally, Yvonne Russo, Randy Redroad, Jeffrey Palmer, Hepi Mita, Chelsea Winstanley, Taika Waititi including allies that have made Native and Indigenous themed films Chloe Zhao, Taylor Sherdian, Joe Berlinger, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Josh Tickell, Susanna White, Stephen S. Campanelli, Brigitte Timmerman, Deborah Anderson, Kathleen Hepburn, Jaima Chevalier, Joanne Storkan, Haroula Rose, Lesley Johnson, Chris Writs, and Mark Ruffalo.

In the last four years RNCI has screened 103 films directed by women.

RNCI continues into the next 25 years with #RNCILegacyProject

Festival Key Dates – BE in the Know

The Red Nation International Film Festival is the connection to cultural bridging of independent Native Indigenous artists and audiences, amplifying emerging voices and perspectives for the Native Indigenous storyteller. The 2021 Festival will take place
November 1 – 30.

The 2021 Red Nation International Film Festival
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The 2021 Festival is about to begin! Start planning on joining us in Hollywood or from the comfort of your home – lets amplify Native Indigenous storytellers together and get involved.

2021 Red Nation International Film Festival: InPerson Screenings, Online Platform, Health Safety, & Ticketing Details

Time to begin planning your experience at the largest Native Indigenous Film Festival in the country. 2021 Details include: ticketing options, venues, and RNIFF health and safety for our artists and audiences.

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The program is led by Red Nation Celebration Institute with Global partners, it’s a pathway that focuses on behind the camera, entry-level, below-the-line opportunities for Native and Indigenous talent.
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Hollywood has the Oscars, Broadway had the Tony, Television has the Emmy and Indian Country has the Red Nation Film Award for Excellence™

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