The Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) is the most influential American Indian & Indigenous  media coalition in the nation. It is comprised of Partner Alliances and coalitions within the Film & Television Industry and Native communities organizations across the country including:



Red Nation International Film Festival

Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall
Lumiere Cinema is our newest partnership established in January 2020, dedicated to Native Cinema in screening RNIFF ‘Monthly Film Series’  

USC Price School of Public Policy
RNCI partnership with USC is in its fourth year 2020. 

Semillas Community Schools 
RNCI has been in partnership with Semillas Community School since 2007. 


National Resource Indigenous Women Center

University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy

University of Southern California Bedrosian Center on Governance

Why We Wear RED Media Coalition 

Native Women in FILM 

Tewa Women United

Rematriation Magazine

Joanne Shenandoah

Yakama Nation

Indigenous Concepts Consulting


Created in 1995, RNCI is the longest standing Native Arts & Cultural nonprofit in the City of Los Angeles, is dedicated to increasing American Indian & Indigenous employment in the media industry, at all levels both in front and behind the camera, do away with negative stereotypes, and advocate for media policy that benefits all Native communities. RNCI is also the organization that founded the American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles and the first Native Film Festival *Red Nation International Film Festival, *Native Women in FILM and *Red Nation Television Network. 

RNCI works closely with Studios, Film Producers in premiering their Award winning films at RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival therefore aligning with RNCI’s mission of cementing Native images at the forefront of the industry, highlighting the very best American Indian & Indigenous contributions in film, television, comedy, music and the arts which increases the employment ranks of First Nation Peoples. 


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