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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.

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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.

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FNFVF Spring 2020: Postponed

Sorry for the lateness of this announcement: FNFVF Inc will be postponing and rescheduling the Spring 2020 FNFVF. June seems the likely time frame but we will await further information. Our apologies. It is costly for us to put up an online festival. But we are looking at options. Thanks again for your support. Stay tuned for announcements. Stay safe. Stay home.

UPDATE: FNFVF Spring2020 Schedule

FNFVF Inc will follow the recommendations of its Spring 2020 Venues. If the venue states it will need to postpone or cancel events during this time, FNFVF Inc will work to re-schedule:

Fri May 1
Sat May 2 – Newberry Library – POSTPONED until 8/2020
Sun May 3 – Gene Siskel Center 8pm PENDING
Mon May 4 – Evanston Public Library 6pm PENDING
Tue May 5 – American Indian Center 6pm PENDING
Wed May 6 – Block Cinema 7pm PENDING
Thu May 7 – Mitchell Museum 6pm PENDING
Fri May 8 – Field Museum 1pm PENDING
Sat May 9 – Ragtag Cinema 1pm PENDING
Sun May 10
Mon May 11 – Music Box Theatre PENDING

Thank you you for the support all of these years. We will update this post when changes are made.

With respect,

Ernest M Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)
FNFVF DIrector

The Fall 2019 FNFVF Schedule!

FIELD MUSEUM, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Montgomery Ward Theater
Screening: “Innu Nikamu: Resist and Sing” (1:30:00)
Use the west entrance, but if you do use a different entrance, just let the security guard know you are here for the Native film screenings. Event program is located by the West entrance on the ground level.
Total Program Rumtime: 1:30:00

AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER, 7:00pm – 9:00pm, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019
The Game of Hockey – A Mi’kmaw Story (32:40)
Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her) (16:49)
Polar Tour (4:30)
August 8 (3:24)
Cinema Red: Natives & Horror (49:46)
Total Program Runtime: 1:47:09

NEWBERRY LIBRARY, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019
Warrior Women 1:27:00
Screening as part of the FNFVF Film Series in partnership with the D’Arcy McNickle Center

CITLALIN ARTS GALLERY, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
Stag Parties (10:45)
Nakua pewerewerekae jawabelia/Hasta el fin del mundo/Até o fim do mundo (15:50)
Bel-Air x 1994 (02:18)
Tetoterapia, El Musical (1:30:00)
Total Program Runtime: 1:48:08

HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2019
Yakonnhéhkwen (It Sustains Her) (16:49)
The Game of Hockey – A Mi’kmaw Story (32:40)
Huahua (1:10:00)
Total Program Runtime: 1:59:29

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, 8:00pm-10:00pm, WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2019
The Tree (3:52)
Polar Tour (4:30)
Red Road (15:00)
LOST (19:50)
Johnny or Tommy or Ronny (7:05)
Finding Wampum (9:14)
Cinema Red: Natives & Horror (49:46)
Total Program Runtime: 1:49:17

MUSIC BOX THEATRE, 7:00pm-9:00pm, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2019
In Times of Rain 1:30:00

WOODSON REGIONAL LIBRARY, 1pm-3pm, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2019
Essential Understanding Series – Pomo Tribal Ambassadors (52:32)
Great Diversity Among Tribes – EP #1 (4:54)
Diversity Among Identity – EP #2 (8:10)
Native Traditional Beliefs – EP #3 (5:49)
Policies that Affected Tribes – EP #4 (11:07)
Reservations – EP #5 (8:35)
History from a California Indian Perspective – EP #6 (10:08)
Tribes Have Sovereign Powers – EP #7 (3:49)
# CorrienteDelSur (20:00)
R3CKL3$$ THE MINI MOVIE (12:28)
Whisked Away By Matcha (6:03)
Behind The Skin (DETRÁS De La Piel) (25:40)
Total Program Runtime: 1:56:43

AUSTIN LIBRARY, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Keep the Fire Lit- lost tribes of Texas (1:14:55)

MITCHELL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019
ACORN SERIES – POMO TRIBAL YOUTH AMBASSADORS (26:23)
Acorn: California Indian Historical and Cultural Perspectives (5:31)
Acorn: Climate Change and It’s Impact on Acorns (3:42)
Acorn Flour Supply (3:30)
Acorn: Stewardship, Gathering, and Processing (3:32)
Acorn: Traditional and Contemporary Acorn Nutrition and Health (5:18)
Ahomapénî; Relations and Rez Dogs (53:44)
Total Program Runtime: 1:20:07

GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER, 8:00pm-10:00pm, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019
August 8 (3:24)
Warrior Women (1:20:00)
Total Program Runtime: 1:23:24

For More Information on the films, please visit our FILM SCHEDULE /Fall 2019 Films Page