2016 FILM SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the Red Nation Film Festival.

Festival Runs November 11-21.

RNCI Red Nation Awards Show November 21 @ The Autry with a LIVE broadcast on Red Nation Television Network.

RED NATION FILM FESTIVAL  The Premier Independent Native Film Festival in Los Angeles, will be accepting its film submissions for its 14th annual film festival in March 2017.  Red Nation Film Festival showcases works by independent American Indian & Indigenous filmmakers.

Every year, RNFF premiers 40+ movies produced by American Indian & Indigenous filmmakers,  featuring our prestigious RNCI Red Nation Awards Show, broadcast LIVE on Red Nation Television Network including a Star-Studded On the Red is Green Carpet, a NATIVE FILM MARKET,  Q&A’s with filmmakers, panel discussions with industry professionals, and after-parties.

In the past thirteen years, RED NATION CELEBRATION INSTITUTE, FILM FESTIVALS  & AWARDS SHOW has garnered support from foundations, entertainment corporations, and American Indian tribes in providing outstanding  opportunities for the festival. Please visit our sponsors list here: 

INDUSTRY/NETWORK/UNIONS

http://www.rednation.com/networks-unions/

COMPANIES & ORGANIZATIONS

http://www.rednation.com/orgs-companies/

TRIBAL NATIONS & NATIVE BUSINESSES

http://www.rednation.com/american-indian/

2016 Sponsors included:  

INDUSTRY

Red Nation Television Network, Honest Engine Films, Film LA Inc, ABC Disney Television Group,  ABC Channel 7, George Martin Jean Cocteau Cinema, Strom Studios

TRIBAL & NATIVE BUSINESSES

Inn of Mountain Gods, Mescalero Apache Tribe, National Indian Child Welfare Association, Buffalo Thunder Casino, IAIA,  Seventh Generation Fund,  Honor the Earth, Hotel Santa Fe Picuris Pueblo

FOUNDATIONS & GOVERNMENT

Los Angeles Cultural Affairs

COMMUNITY FRIENDS

Plaza Cafe, Cowgirl BBQ, LJS of Santa Fe, Rainbow Man,  Crossfit

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entries must be by/or have a American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous artist involved in the project (Please include tribal affiliation).
We accept films made by non-American Indian filmmaker but the films must be American Indian themed.
Works must be made between March 2016 to September 2017
Films in languages other than English with English subtitles will be accepted for consideration.
Films must not have other screenings scheduled in Los Angeles during November.

ACCEPTABLE FORMATS FOR SUBMISSION

You may send a downloadable link of your film (Vimeo, Dropbox, or YouTube) along with the submission form to rednation@rednation.com, entry fee by Paypal. For hard mail submissions (include submission form, entry fee, and preview copy of film) to the Red Nation Media Group offices, or submit through film freeway.

Film Freeway: link February 2017.
Download application here: link February 2017.

Submissions via mail should be sent to:
RED NATION MEDIA GROUP
Programming Department
9420 Reseda Blvd, Ste 352
Northridge, CA 91324

*** If you are applying by e-mail or mail, check should be mailed to the festival office. Make check to Red Nation Celebration Institute.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A password protected preview of the film sent to us through Vimeo, Dropbox, or YouTube.
Completed online entry form through Filmfreeway, download application and submit through e-mail (rednation@rednation.com) or by mail.
Two stills from the film (color preferred, B&W accepted). Digital stills and press kits are preferred. Stills must be hi-res.
One photo of the director
Full cast/crew list.
Film synopsis – 120 word logline/synopsis of the film and a 20 word logline/synopsis of film. Short films are only required to provide the 20 word logline.
Payment – if not paid through Filmfreeway, a check should be mailed to the festival office or through Paypal below.
You may email all materials to rednation@rednation.com or upload them to Filmfreeway.
***Please note that our festival does not pay screening fees for submitted films.

NOTIFICATION OF ENTRY STATUS

Filmmakers will be notified in mid-September 2017 as to whether or not their film has been officially selected. Upon acceptance the filmmaker will receive an email verifying selection status.

DEADLINES AND FEES:

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: March 1, 2017, 10am

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: July 1, 2017, 6pm – $20 per film

OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE: August 1, 2017, 6pm – $25 per film

LATE ENTRY DEADLINE: September 1, 2017, 6pm ET – $35 per film

The Late Entry deadline is available only to those Features (narrative and documentary) completed after the Official Entry deadline and which have not been screened publicly or otherwise distributed anywhere at the time of submission. All feature submissions must be received by this deadline.

SHORT FILMS

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: March 1, 2017, 10am

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: July 1, 2017, 6pm – $15 per film

OFFICIAL ENTRY DEADLINE: September 1, 2017, 6pm – $20 per film

All shorts must be received by this deadline.

 

COMPETITION

Red Nation Film Festival celebrates filmmakers and actors in television roles  whose original works is distinguished in their category. A pre-screening committee will select four finalists in each category after viewing all selected to be part of the competition. Red Nation Film Festival horns individuals who have contributed to American Indian through

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Best Picture
Best Director
Outstanding Actor in the Leading Role
Outstanding Actress in the Leading Role
Outstanding Actor in Supporting Role
Outstanding Actress in Supporting Role
Outstanding Supporting Actor in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy
Outstanding Supporting Actor in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy
Best Documentary Film
Best Indigenous Documentary
Best Short
Live Short Subject & Animated Short

Lifetime Achievement Award

Brando Award
Edward R. Roybal Award
Edward Albert Jr. Award
The Courage Award
American Indian Heritage Month Award
Humanitarian Award

Best Documentary
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation

***This is a no cash value award.

2017 Entry Fees – link to be provided.

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