The Marlon Brando Award

Red Nation International Film Festival is the only festival in the world that has created the ‘The Marlon Brando Award’ in his honor for his commitment to the American Indian and cinematic arts. The Brando Award is intended to bring healing between the Entertainment Industry and Native Communities due to the fact of what take place on March 27, 1973, when Sacheen Littlefeather represented Marlon Brando at the 45th Academy Awards to decline the Best Actor award for his performance in The Godfather. Sacheen Littlefeather was the first Native person to step on the Academy Awards stage. 

Each year, the Festival Honors individuals with the ‘The Brando Award’ for their contributions to the American Indian. The Brando Award is presented at RNCI Red Nation Awards in the month of November in Beverly Hills CA.

The Brando Award endorsed by Miko Brando and Rebecca Brando. Each year either Rebecca Brando or Miko Brando present the RNCI ‘The Brando Award to individuals.

The Brando Award established in 2008. 

Past recipients

Martin Scorsese 2023

Sacheen Littlefeather 2019

Taylor Sheridan 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio 2016

Joanne Storkan 2015

Johnny Depp 2012

Oliver Stone 2010

Joe Berlinger 2009

Marlon Brando 2008

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