This year's film festival runs Nov. 4-11, 2016. The Festival has screened over 3,100 films from First Nation communities in the U.S. and Canada.  The Festival, uniquely produced by Native Americans, includes film screenings and a catalog, panel discussions, workshops, an awards ceremony, and networking events.  The off-season Tribal Touring Program brings media tools and training to tribal youth, a selection of whose works are screened during the Festival.

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and interactive media projects that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and national audiences through public and educational screenings and presentations, broadcast, distribution, and/or online.

The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. Grants up to $5,000 are available for the completion of films that represent and reflect LGBTQ life in all its complexity and richness.

For over a quarter century, Frameline has provided more than 135 grants to help ensure that LGBTQ films are completed and viewed by wider audiences

Los Angeles, California
August 12, 2015 - 9:00pm

The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for natio

Beverly Hills, California
March 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

Crying Earth Rise Up: Through those who oppose and support the expansion of uranium mining over the High Plains/Ogallala and the Arikara aquifers

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Native stories that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives for your station!


Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.


Hands-on educational tools for middle school to college-aged students that increase the Impact of Native films in the classroom.