RNCI Red Nation Awards at Paramount Studios

And the Winner is ...

Hollywood & Indian Country’s Biggest Night for American Indian & Indigenous Voices™ Cementing Native Indigenous at the forefront of the Entertainment Industry™

Hollywood has Oscar, Broadway has Tony, Television has the Emmy, and Indian Country has the RNCI Red Nation Film Award of Excellence™

2022 / 2023 PARTNERSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

Red Nation Celebration Institute offers dynamic, multi-platform sponsorship opportunities to afford our partners broad visibility and unparalleled access to a comprehensive, demographically desirable audience. Both the Red Nation International Film Festival and the Native Women in FILM Festival, through RNCI, produce year-round community based programming and educational outreach initiatives for Native and Indigenous students worldwide. We at RNCI have secured our reputation as the pioneer enterprise, being at the forefront, representing a comprehensive Native narrative for a global audience. For over 27 years, RNCI has earned the respect of filmmakers, filmgoers, the industry workforce and trend watchers. RNCI continues its mission of moving the Native narrative forward, not just in Hollywood, but worldwide, conjoined with our international partners.

This confluence of art and commerce enables sponsor activations across consumer and industry-facing platforms with each partnership custom designed to meet your objectives.

Not just Film Festival sponsorships, but artist engagement and underwriting Institute programs are just a couple of the ways this organization provides global platforms for activating unique and innovative ways to aid and move your brand upward. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with our sponsors and other brands, and can uniquely assist in building and sharing our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling, while advancing your marque.

Not just Film Festival sponsorships, but artist engagement and underwriting Institute programs are just a couple of the ways this organization provides global platforms for activating unique and innovative ways to aid and move your brand upward. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with our sponsors and other brands, and can uniquely assist in building and sharing our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling, while advancing your marque.

Partnership Opportunities

Who Tells The Story Matters

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), The Authentic Voice for American Indian & Indigenous Nations, founded 1995. The Creative Enterprise by Natives delivering to all people the stories that shape our world. The longest standing Native Women-Led, Indigenous media arts cultural pioneer nonprofit enterprise in the Entertainment Industry. Based in Los Angeles and Santa Fe NM, serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry, representing 570+ Native Nations, established a rich legacy of work by supporting 894+ Native Indigenous filmmakers. Mission is to break barriers of racism by creating systemic change through media and pop culture in order to eliminate Native American stereotypes. Our Vision for the future of cinema is one in which Native Indigenous perspectives are authentically pictured, recognized, and valued in a way that promotes strong authentic Native identities, economic outcomes, equity, and wellness for our Indigenous communities.

Our business partners are an integral part of the RNCI family. If you’re interested in supporting RNCI’s mission with a partnership, please contact: Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com at or call 818.665.5753

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Underwrite the RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony at Paramount Studios. Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $250,000

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $120,000 

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $50,000 

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $10,000 

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $25,000 

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $30,000 

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $10,000 

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $5,000 

All following sponsors will receive their sponsor’s logo (click through) on the footer of RNIFF website and on after-program, thank you ad official program online publication, in addition to below benefits:

  • RNIFF T-SHIRT – Sponsor logo on 500 t-shirts – $10,000
  • FESTIVAL POSTER – Sponsor logo on electrical onsite (5 logos) – $10,000
  • RNCI RED NATION AWARDS GALA NAMED RECEPTION TABLE SPONSOR – Signage on your reception table – $5,000
  • PRODUCT PLACEMENT & GIFTING OPPORTUNITIES – $5,000
  • VOLUNTEER CREW T-SHIRT – Sponsor logo on 125 t-shirts – $3,000
  • WELCOME SIGN SPONSOR – At Festival lobby, RNCI Red Nation Awards – $3,000
  • Sponsor’s logo on  laminate for RNIFF filmmakers passes, VIP passes – $2,500

2019 RNCI Red Nation Awards with presenters Christian Bale, Scott Cooper, Chief Phillip Whiteman Jr, Sacheen Littlefeather, Rebecca Brando, A Martinez and Rory Cochrane

Past presenters have included: Benicio del Toro, Edward James Olmos, Ed Begley Jr., A Martinez, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Josh Tickell, Alma Martinez, Dan Aykroyd, Jason George, Frances Fisher to name few.

Rory Cochrane, Christian Bale, Lynette TwoBulls, Chief Phillip Whiteman Jr, Joanelle Romero, Scott Cooper
Rory Cochrane, Christian Bale, Lynette TwoBulls, Chief Phillip Whiteman Jr, Joanelle Romero, Scott Cooper

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