Film-Television Production / Festivals / Related Programs

LA Skins Fest

An annual gathering for film industry insiders, cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and critics, LA Skins Fest is considered a major launching ground for Indian Country’s most talked about films. Sponsored by companies including Netflix, HBO, Turner, Comcast NBC Universal and Disney, LA Skins Fest regularly conducts workshops and labs to support Native American directors, writers, and actors. 

http://laskinsfest.com/ 

 

Turtle Island Productions

This Native-owned production company creates content focusing on issues and stories from American Indian and Canadian First Nation communities.

http://www.turtle-island.com/native/native-american-productions.html

 

Native American Film Productions

This Native-owned production company specializes in documentary movies that emphasize the cultural histories of Native American tribes, as well as the contemporary social, political, economic, and spiritual issues they face in society today.

http://nativeamericanfilmproductions.com/

 

Katahdin Productions

Created by the co-founder of Clif Bar, Inc., this production company produces documentary films and educational material which tackle issues of social, political and historical interest, often centered around Native Americans.

http://katahdin.org/about/index.html

 

Canyon Press Entertainment

This company develops, produces and distributes independent feature films and books with distinctly American themes, usually pertaining to the West and Native American subjects.

http://canyonpressentertainment.com/

 

American Indian Film Institute (AIFI)

Started in 1975, this San Francisco based film festival is the oldest Native American centered film festival in the world. The festival is run by Native American organizers and offers a platform to discuss an array of topics concerning Natives in today’s world.

https://www.aifisf.com/what-we-do/

(If you’re interested in learning more information on Native filmmakers, we recommend contacting the festival’s winners and nominees)

 

Sundance Native Program

Native American filmmakers have long been involved in the world-renowned Sundance Institute. Following President and Founder Robert Redford's original vision, the Institute has remained committed to supporting the voices of Native American artists.

http://www.sundance.org/programs/native-program

 

Red Nation Film Festival

Red Nation Film Festival is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by replacing American Indian stereotypes with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry. 

http://www.rednationff.com/

 

California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival

Held at the Pechenga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival (CAIIFF) offers audiences the finest work in American Indian film and media on an annual basis. The CAIIFF highlights the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working through Indian Country.

https://www.caiiff.com/

 

One Nation Film Festival

One Nation Film Festival's goal is to educate the public through films that positively portray the culture and history of Native American and global indigenous peoples using creative visual and written media. With the help of its fiscal sponsor, One Nation Walking Together, ONFF seeks to improve understanding and deepen appreciation for indigenous peoples' values, perspective, and history during its annual festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

http://www.onenationfilmfestival.org/

 

Santa Fe Film Festival

The festival’s annual program includes curated selections of over 40 film programs including narrative and documentary features, shorts of all types, tributes to world-renowned film artists and industry professionals as well as a spotlight on local, New Mexican filmmakers and crew.

http://santafefilmfestival.com/index/

 

Native American Film and Music Festival

Founded in 2017, this festival in Grass Valley, California will be an annual two-day celebration including food, music, movies and fun in honor of Native American heritage month.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3059454

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