A Statement from FNFVF Inc

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Black lives matter.

Let this statement be said first and foremost.

First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc stands in support with Black Lives Matter and in support of any movement for the attainment of equality and justice for marginalized and repressed communities.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep working for justice.

With respect,

Ernest M Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)
Director, FNFVF Inc

Board of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc:
BC Echohawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma)
Samantha Garcia (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe)
Don Nole (Bad River Band – Chippewa)
Janie Pochel (Oji-Cree)
Christine Recloud (White Earth Ojibwe)
Winfield Woundedeye (Northern Cheyenne and Ojibwe) – FNFVF Youth Ambassador

Welcome to the official FNFVF Inc. Website

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Welcome to the Official Website of First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc.

The mission of First Nations Film and Video Festival is to advocate for and celebrate the works of Native Americans filmmakers and new works and films that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of Native American issues. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.

You can also “Like” us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! You can also see what our FNFVF Director is up to!

FNFVF, Inc. is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization thanks to the Chicago Arts Assistance Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, which supported our 501c3 tax-exempt application.

Thanks also to the Crossroads Fund for their invaluable support:

You can support the First Nations Film and Video Festival and help us support Native American Filmmakers! To continue your support click the DONATE button below. Thank you for your support of Native American Movie Makers across North America.




Spring 2021 FNFVF Call for Entries Now Open!

Skokie, IL – First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc. announces the call for entries for the Spring 2021 FNFVF is opening on February 1st. Native American filmmakers can submit their films for the upcoming festival at FilmFreeway. There is no cost to enter the film festival and films only have to meet two criteria. They must be made after January 2016, and the films MUST have a Native American director. The deadline is FEBRUARY 15th, 2021.

Once again, this spring’s festival will take place online May 1 – 10, 2021.

FNFVF Inc is specifically looking for feature films from Indigenous filmmakers of the United States this year. Says Festival Director Ernest Whitman III, “We have great turnout from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and we gladly accept films from the indigenous filmmakers there. Yet, we have had little response from our people in the United States and are looking forward to getting more films to feature.”

First Nations Film and Video Festival is the only film festival that deal directly with Indigenous filmmakers of all skill levels, from beginner to professional, and works to get them a venue for their voice and works. You can submit your film at the FNFVF INC FilmFreeway Page

For more information visit our website at www.fnfvf.org/blog. You can also keep up on our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

For any questions contact the festival at info@fnfvf.org.

 

Announcement: FNFVF Fall 2020 Program (via Zoom)

The Fall 2020 First Nations Film and Video Festival takes place online November 3, 4, and 5, at 7pm each day, screening films by Native American directors.

PROGRAM 1: Tue 11.3 7pm
Sacred Connections 18:40
Shear Avory: To Be Continued 26:03
Portrait of a Zamboni Driver 10:00
Lunchtime Nightmare 3:12
A Short Film About Habits (And Breaking Them) 17:17
The Litterbug 7:15
The Talk 6:53
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME: 1:29:20

PROGRAM 2: Wed 11.4 7pm
Unboxed: The Art of Action Figure Photography 17:09
Quele Quele 59:12
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME: 1:16:21

Program 3: Thu 11.5 7pm
Stomach Of The Earth 13:15
THE SHORT CUT 10:42
Haunted Cape Breton Episode 3 19:26
They Came On Ships 04:09
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME: 47:32

Get your tickets by going to the EventBrite FNFVF Page.

Visit our SCHEDULE PAGE for a description of the films.

We look forward to seeing you there!

ALSO: We are working on an outdoor screening event. STAY TUNED!

Announcing: FNFVF Summer Program Schedule!

Here is the listing of films screening at the online FNFVF 2020 Summer Program happening August 18 through the 21st:

Program 1: 7-9pm Tue 8/18
Tuyuku 0:17:15
Verto 0:17:12
Essense of Goodness 0:25:27
The Offspring 0:52:03
Total Program Runtime: 1:51:57

Program 2: 7-9pm Wed 8/19
Cultural Disintegration 0:10:50
Hanan Hunan 0:15:35
Jordão 0:25:08
Kii Nche Ndutsa 0:15:10
Lakitas 0:51:06
Total Program Runtime:1:57:49

Program 3: 7-9pm Thu 8/20
Biskawbiyung-The Return 0:15:56
Brown Bodies in a Far Sea 0:07:25
Harvey Marcus 0:03:57
Not In the Dark 1:31:25
Total Program Runtime: 1:58:43

Program 4 7-9pm Fri 8/21
This Bright Flash 0:08:17
This Ink Runs Deep 0:16:26
The Red Marsh 0:12:20
Older Than the Crown 0:30:34
Douk 0:16:31
You Love Who You Love 0:11:48
The Incredible Brown NDN 0:09:47
Total Program Runtime:1:45:43

You can get your tickets here, which gives you the address and passcode for the program by CLICKING HERE.

This will be our first online festival, so your support is appreciated. Seating is limited mainly due to technical issues. We want the best presentation for these film. We appreciate your understanding.

Be well.

Thank you for your years of support!