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


Film LA, since 2015 to present

Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall dedicated to Native Cinema in screening RNIFF ‘Monthly Film Series’, since 2020 to present

Location Managers Guild International, since 2019 to present

Crewvie, since 2020 to present

New Mexico Film Office, since 2020 to present

NYC Media & Entertainment, since 2002 to present 

IATSE Local 49, since 2020 to present

Nebraska Film Office, since 2020 to present

Southern Kentucky Film Commission, since 2020 to present

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

Laemmle Theatres from 2000 to 2019.

USC Price School of Public Policy
RNCI partnership with USC   2017 to 2021.

Outfest from 2017 to 2019

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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