Press Conference

The Red Nation Television Network press conference stands as a pivotal media event, providing journalists the opportunity to witness the unveiling of RNCI Red Nation Awards nominees and engage in insightful dialogue. As Hollywood boasts the Oscars, Broadway the Tonys, and Television the Emmys, Indian Country America proudly champions the Red Nation Film Award of Excellence.

Broadcasting live from Hollywood, on the ancestral lands of the Tongva Territory, the Red Nation Celebration Institute annually announces its Red Nation Awards nominations in October. Who will be honored with the most prestigious American Indian & Indigenous RNCI Red Nation Award of Excellence? Follow #TheRedRoadToGOLD to find out.

With nominees spanning 25 categories, the Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema will take center stage, airing live on the Red Nation Television Network.

29th RNIFF

Key Dates

Festival runs: November 1 – 30. 2024 Continue to check for daily and weekly updates!!!

September 17 Press Release of ‘Official Selections’

October 14 RNCI Red Nation Awards press Nominee Press Conference Announcement includes Red Nation Honors. (Virtual) 

November 1 Only One Water Summit and Concert Series (In-person) 

November 2 The Conversation Series with Filmmakers (Virtual) 

November 3 The Conversation Series with Actors (Virtual) 

November 4 Native Film Market Economic Development on Native Land (In-person) 

November 5 The Conversation Series with Network Executives (In-person) 

November 6-16 Film Program AMC The Grove 14 (In-person screenings)

November 17 RNCI Red Nation Awards @ Venue TBA  Streaming LIVE on Red Nation Television Network

November 18 – December 31 Film Program at Home Streaming on Red Nation Television Network

November 30 American Holocaust Memorial (Virtual)

All dates for the 29th Red Nation International Film Festival® & Awards are subject to change.


Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) a nonprofit organization, is the longest-running, successful Native women-led, Indigenous media arts and cultural enterprise in the history of the entertainment industry – amplifying  575+ Native Nations! Red Nation Celebration Institute, in being the first to create the largest Native Indigenous Film Festival in the country ‘Red Nation International Film Festival,’ to the first streaming network (predating Netflix and all others) ‘Red Nation Television Network,’ to Native Women in Film & Television in All Media and Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. (Since 1995)

RNCI mission replaces racist, erasive American Indian stereotypes with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian & Indigenous Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry while amplifying cinematic excellence with an emphasis on initiatives for Native women, girls, and youth. #WhyWeWearRED

RNCI Creating systemic change through the arts and media. Storytelling is what we do. We have increased the visibility of American Indian & Indigenous filmmakers and communities through our ground-breaking programs, initiatives, events in creating content with the revitalized vision of our own narrative as contemporary people. We work in a variety of media platforms and educational institutions, in conjunction with partners from around the world.

RNCI’s leadership actively implements a vision for the future of cinema: one in which American Indian perspectives are authentically pictured, recognized, and valued in a way that promotes strong Native identities, economic outcomes, equity, and wellness for our communities. We deliver increased representation of Native peoples in popular culture, both in front and behind the camera with our Film Festival (s), RNCI Crew, a Native Studies Center and Red Nation Television Network the first online streaming company. #WhoTellsTheStoryMatters

RNCI Board of Directors


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