This year marks the 24th season of the RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival (RNIFF) which showcases features, documentaries, and shorts. These films are produced by emerging and established American Indian filmmakers from the heart of Indian Country and International Indigenous Nations.
Red Nation is dedicated to increasing the visibility of American Indians, Indigenous storytellers, and artists in the entertainment landscape. RNIFF screens films and holds events for more consecutive days than any other film festival, including Tribeca, Sundance, TIFF, AFI and Festival de Cannes.
The festival is held for fifteen days and showcases features, documentaries, short films, episodic and student films with a spotlight on Indigenous films directed by Women and films that work to preserve Native languages. All the films in the festival are either produced, directed, written by or star Native talent and/or the subject is related to the American Indian and Indigenous experience.
Please join RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards President Joanelle Romero (AMPAS/Founder/President RNCI/Powwow Highway), A. Martinez (Longmire/Powwow Highway), Ed Begley Jr. (AMPAS, Better Call Saul), Paul Audley (Film LA, Inc.), and Aubrey Hicks (USC School of Public Policy) for the 2019 RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony Nominees Press Conference on Friday, October 25th where we will be announcing the Film Festival nominations LIVE at FilmLA.
During this live press conference RNCI will also be honoring networks and TV shows that showcase Native talent including Native Native Tribal Nations.
The film nominees will be awarded in 25 categories on November 15, 2019 at the RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema which will be airing live on Red Nation Television Network.
Thank you and we look forward to you joining us, October 25th @ 10:30am.
Media Check-In 9:30am
Press Credentials: https://www.rednationff.com/press/
To RSVP call (818) 665-5753.
LIVE Press Conference 10:30am
Location: FilmLA 6255 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
WATCH the Inaugural 2018 RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony Nominees Press Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXe_0dpAcEo&t=74s
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival is held for two weeks from November 1st through November 15th 2019. The festival showcases features, documentaries, short films, episodic, and student films which spotlights Indigenous films directed by Women and films that work to preserve Native languages. All independent films in the festival are either produced, directed, written by or star Native talent and/or are the subject related to the American Indian and Indigenous experience.
This year’s Festival official selections include a total of 58 films, representing 9 countries and 5 first-time filmmakers. There are 23 films directed by women as well as an offering of films directed, produced and
featuring LGBTQIA+ people.
ABOUT Red Nation Celebration Institute
The Authentic Voice of American Indian and Indigenous storytellers, our mission is in promoting, advancing, advocating and empowering independent filmmakers, media artists and content creators, with an emphasis on initiatives for Native women and youth, in all media platforms, in conjunction with partners from around the world.