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!


Fall 2020 FNFVF Call for Entries Now OPEN!

Laura Guzman (Stockbridge Munsee/Mexican); Photo property of FNFVF Inc.

Keeping this short and sweet!

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!

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FNFVF APPLICATION:

Statement: Delay of Spring 2020 FNFVF

To all current filmmaker applicants and to our patrons:

Firstly, apologies for the lateness in response to the COVID sheltering. We hope you are all taking necessary precautions in these times, and supporting movements when able. This pandemic completely dismantled our festival.

Secondly, more apologies for not getting your films screened at our festival. Yet. You placed a trust in us to do so and we are working to get a festival done. As you know, we are a tiny organization – basically the board and myself, whom all volunteer.

We are looking at an online version of the festival by mid-summer. If we get a service together that best suits our philosophy of a free and open screening. We would like to show your film to as wide an audience as possible.

We are working on a distribute page on our website where our audiences can contact you or your distributor directly. With a backlog of over 20 years of submissions to sort, it is taking a lot of time.

We are close to finding a workaround for this. So stay tuned. Unfortunately, this has also delayed our call for entries to the fall festival. But once we figure that out, we will announce it. Provided that we will be able to hold a festival come November. If you want to help, just continue to spread the word about our festival.

I hope you are doing well in these time. Be well. Be safe. Best of luck. We’ll be in touch.

With respect,

Ernest M Whiteman III – Northern Arapaho
Director, FNFVF Inc