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231+ Film Submissions. 46 Official Selections. 22 Directed by Women.v

Stay Connected!!! Full Official Festival 2019 Program/Schedule to be announced within the coming months. See you at the Movies.

In the mean time take a minute to visit our 2018 film program below.

for the second year in a roll > 22 Films. Directed by WOMEN. Never before in the history of cinema has there been this many women storytellers in one place, all native themed films. Another ground-breaking initiative presented by Red Nation Celebration Institute.

RED NATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL presents works by independent American Indian & Indigenous filmmakers. The festival offers filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work in the heart of the entertainment industry. Angelenos and audiences of all ages, interests come to Los Angeles from around the world to experience the stories and hear directly from the filmmakers themselves, coming away with a deeper understanding of Indian Country America.

RED NATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is the only Festival in the world thats created and presents annually ‘The Brando Award’; ‘The Chief Dan George Award’; ‘The Edward R Roybal Award’; The Edward Albert Jr Award in honor of their legacy in film, social and environmental justice.

Red Nation International Film Festival is a program of Red Nation Celebration Institute who founded American Indian Heritage Month in The City of Los Angeles to celebrate and experience the beauty, complexity and diversity of  American Indian & Indigenous Peoples.

Red Nation International Film Festival is a program of Red Nation Celebration Institute, the longest standing Native Arts & Culture nonprofit Enterprise in Los Angeles. Red Nation Celebration Institute founded AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH in The City of Los Angeles during the month of November in 2005 and was officially recognized by The State of California and the City of Los Angeles in 2006.

Sponsors to name a few: Film LA Inc, Honest Engine Films, American Film Institute, Outfest, Slamdance, One Bowl Productions, XLrator Media, Real Mohawk Entertainment, NBCUniversal, HBO, CBS Entertainment Diversity, FOX Entertainment Group, Turner Foundation, Turner Company, CBS Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Disney ABC Television Group, TNT , Screen Actors Guide, SAG/Aftra Foundation, David Geffen, Mark Ruffalo, Ed Begley Jr., Joe Pykya, Jane Goodall, Paramount, Grammy Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, California Community Foundation, The Education Foundation of America, The Martin Foundation, Texaco Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Writers Guild of America West, ABC7, CBS2, NBC4, KCAL 9, KCRW, KPFK, AT & T, Toys R Us, FORD, APLA Aids Project, BMI, Amerba Music, JUSTWater, The Gap, Sony U.S.A.,

City of Los Angeles Mayor (s) and Councilmembers: Former City Council President and current Mayor Eric Garertti, Former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Jose Huizar, Tom LaBonge, Bill Rosendahl, Paul Krekorian, Richard Alarcón, Janice Hahn, Alex Padilla, Ed Reyes.

Former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Lieutenant Governor of the State of California Cruz M. Bustamante, former U.S. Representative from Ohio Dennis Kucinich, Former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, Former Mayor of City of Santa Fe Debbie Jaramillo and Mayor of The City Santa Fe Javier Gonzales.

National Indian Gaming Association, National Congress of American Indians, California Native American Heritage Commission, Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association, Councilmember Kenneth Perez of Pechanga Tribe, Allan Houser, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Monanago, Standing Rock Tribe, Santa Fe Indian Market, Seventh Generation Fund, Picuris Pueblo, Honor the Earth, Native Wellness Institute, Carbazon Band of Mission Indians, Oneida Nation Foundation, Futures for Children, United American Indian Involvement, National Indian Child Welfare Association, Americans for Indian Opportunity, United Sioux Tribes, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Buffalo Thunder Casino, Apache Inn of the Mountain Gods, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Institute of American Indian Arts (I.A.I.A.), Center for Research & Cultural Exchange of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Frank Howell Inc., American Indian Film Festival Institute Tribal Touring Program, Native American Chamber of Commerce / Houston TX, National Native American AIDS Prevention Center, San Diego American Indian Health Center, Southern California Indian Center, Calmont School, Highland Hall School, Viewpoint School, Native Wellness Institue, Walking the Healing Path, Mescalero Apache Nation Students, USC, UCLA – American Indian Studies Center, United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc., Sherman Indian School, have been and currently are partners of RED NATION FILM FESTIVAL in providing Cinematic Excellence from a Native Perspective.

For more information on our programs and ground-breaking initiatives visit

Red Nation Int’l Film Festival ‘On the Road’ annually in Washington D.C., Santa Fe New Mexico.

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