Festival Schedule

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Why We Wear Red

Decolonizing The Screen Women of Color and Allies

A Program of Red Nation Celebration Institute

Native Women in FILM & Television #NWIFT founded in 1995. #NWIFT started as a Native Women Music Festival in Santa Fe NM during Indian Market. #NWIFT went on to a new program,  screenings at the annual Red Nation International Film Festival (RNIFF), films directed by women of color, screen annually at #RNIFF in November . In 2003, Native Women in FILM & Television wanted to have a stand alone Film Festival during the Oscars week, out of a direct need to keep our image at the forefront of the entertainment industry, hence Native Women in FILM Festival was born.

At the height of #MeToo actor/director/founder/humanitarian Joanelle Romero (AMPAS) of Native Women in FILM coined and founded #WhyWeWearRED with a media coalition to address a Global Call to Action initiative that aims to bring awareness to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women & Girls and the lack of inclusion of Native Women in Film & Television. Each year during the Academy Awards, the annual Native Women in FILM Festival takes place along with Conversation Series.

Red Nation Celebration Institute a pioneer enterprise, is the longest standing Native Media, Arts & Culture nonprofit organization in the City of Los Angeles. Creating Systemic Change through the Arts & Media Empowering Indigenous Storytellers. The longest standing NativeWomen-Led, Indigenous-Led Media Arts & Cultural nonprofit enterprise in the City of Los Angeles. Serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry since 1995.

RNCI’s #WhyWeWearRED reached national attention for Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women & the lack of inclusion of Native Women in FILM and Television with support from Taylor Sheridan (Wind River), Congresswoman Debra Haaland, USC Price School of Public Policy and USC Price Bedrosian Center for #WhyWeWearRED Media Coalition.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Linda Tenequer at [email protected], or by phone at 818.665.5753.

FEATURES

Monkey Beach

Monkey Beach

DOCUMENTARIES

Kiss the Ground

Kiss the Ground

Voices From The Barrens

Voices from the Barrens

The Revolution Generation

The Revolution Generation

International Documentaries

Ruahine: Stories In Her Skin

Ruahine Stories In Her Skin

Uma: A Water Crisis In Bolivia

Uma

DOC SHORTS

Becoming: Orlando Dugi

Becoming Orlando Dugi

Shattering Sacred Ground

Shattering Sacred Ground

Sacheen: Breaking the Silence

Sacheen: Breaking the Silence

American Holocaust

American Holocaust

I am me

I am Me

The Camp(us)

The Camp(us)

Without A Whisper - Konnón:Kwe

Without a Whisper

Remembering Our Grandpa

Remembering Our Grandpa

ANIMATION

Hop Along Hang On

Hop Along Hang On

The Origin Of The Dreamcatcher

The origin of the dreamcatcher

LIVE ACTION

Dreamer

Dreamer

Kakatshat

Kakatshat

Little Chief

Little Chief

TELEVISION SERIES

American Holocaust S1, E1

American Holocaust

American Holocaust S1, E2

American Holocaust

American Holocaust S1, E3

American Holocaust

NWIF Conversation Series

a conversation with Eugene Tapahe
NWIF Conversation Series
NWIF Conversation Series
NWIF Conversation Series: Native Women in Film
Conversation Series
Conversation Series