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.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
FALL 2020 FNFVF! Call for Entries is now open. However, due these extenuating circumstances, we will be LIMITING the number of entries accepted. This is in case venues do not re-open by November 1st and we need to move the festival online.
What about the Spring 2020 festival? Stay tuned for an announcement on Monday!