Film Festival

The American Indian Film Festival is the world’s longest-running exposition showcasing independent films of U.S. American Indians and First Nations peoples of Canada. For the last 40 years, AIFI has served and celebrated generations of Indian filmmakers, performing artists and audiences, with the best of the most current Indian Cinema while drawing into the circle of Hollywood celebrities, industry professionals, student filmmakers, seasoned festival-goers and newcomers traveling to San Francisco from near and far.

NATHPO announces that the 18th National Tribal Preservation Conference will be hosted by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Ignacio, Colorado, the week of August 29, 2016. The conference is open to the public.

Meeting and lodging will be at the Sky Ute Casino Resort
Click here for Sky Ute Casino Resort website

October 13-27, 2016 - Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate. 

Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina has officially opened its Call for Entries, accepting submissions of independently produced film and video, feature length and short length films, documentary, experimental, student, religious/spiritual, animation, comedy, horror/Sci-Fi and all genre of music videos, for the 19th Annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival of the southeast, held November 2016.

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14th Annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

 Feb. 17-26, 2017
 Regular Deadline is Friday, September 2nd

The 4th Annual California’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival will be presented November 17-19 at California State University San Marcos campus and will conclude Saturday November 19 with a VIP Reception and Film Screening at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula California.
Entry deadline is September 2, 2016.

NEXT DEADLINE: 12 September 2016

To promote the screenings of human rights cinema worldwide, Movies that Matter Support Programme offers modest small grants to human rights film events in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, especially in countries with limited resources and freedom of press. These events can take various forms, such as human rights film festivals, LGBT festivals, mobile cinema projects, school screenings, grassroots distribution and film outreach projects.

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