“My sisters and I have attended Native American Film Festivals in the past and can say this is the best Indigenous Film Festival we have every attended. The films selections were excellent and we were so happy to see not only Indigenous issues being recognized but also honoring our women. We were thrilled and so grateful that our film UmoNhoN Iye won Best Documentary it recognized our tribe and the importance of preserving native languages. We hope Red Nation International Film Festival continues to promote and encourage native issues.” – WibthoN (Thank you) Octa Keen UmoNhoN Tribal Elder UmoNhoN Iye The Omaha Speaking
Natives in Charge of their Narrative. Red Nation International Film Festival is a program of Red Nation Celebration Institute. Red Nation Celebration Institute and its founder and board of directors have inspired others for 24 consecutive years, transforming the way America sees American Indian & Indigenous peoples thru film, music, art, dance and ground-breaking programs and initiatives.
Red Nation Celebration Institute founded the American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles and in the State of New Mexico, the first native film festival RED NATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in the entertainment capital of the world and has now become the most prestigious venue for experiencing native cinema in its 16th season, the first and only LIVE broadcast of a native awards show RNCI Red Nation Awards, to the first and only American Indian parade downtown Los Angeles, Native FILM Market, to the only Indigenous Women RISE Climate Change March, to Native Women in FILM, Native Youth Matter If I Can See It I Can Be It, and the first online steaming media company Red Nation Television Network all Native content, all held year round.
We are the first to say, this work will not be completed in our lifetime, yes we have come a long way but still have much to do. We need your support to past these values and initiatives on to the next generation and now with Indigenous Peoples Day, there is more hope. Natives in Charge of Their Narrative is a challenge and one that Red Nation Celebration Institute has and is actively taking on however Hollywood’s film industry has an opportunity to meet these challenges with authentic organizations like Red Nation Celebration Institute, We know that we are up to the task but we must demand change and ask leaders to include our narrative and image in front of and behind the camera. It is empeartive for future generations to see themselves in a contemporary modern way.
Today with Native youth suicides, and murdered and missing women and human traffing, we believe part of the problem stems from lack of inclusion. Please join us with our year-round programming, in February and November 2019. 24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival – its more than a film festival. 14 days of cinematic excellence.
Festival attendance: 2,500+
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Red Nation Social Media Audience: 100, 340+
Red Nation Communities Network Audience: 50,000+
Red Nation Television Network Broadcast Audience: 10 million+ and in 37 Countries+
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RED NATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL the Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema is produced by Red Nation Celebration Institute, a 501c3 TAX exempt non-profit organization. The Institute is an American Indian & Indigenous public charity that offers numerous free programs for the general public, film industry, Native youth, artists and community.
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