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Red Nation Celebration Institute Partners with Outfest: Celebrating Pride and Native Indigenous Representation in Two New Films

Courtesy of Outfest Red Nation Celebration Institute Partners with Outfest: Celebrating Pride and Native Indigenous Representation in Two New Films In celebration of the film This Place, an LQBTQIA+ Indigenous love story Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) is proud to announce its partnership with Outfest film festival, which has been a major platform for four decades. Red […]


Courtesy of Red Nation Celebration Institute NATIVE WOMEN IN FILM FESTIVAL PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN DIRECTORS 32 films leading with Native women directors, surpasses Tribeca, Sundance, TIFF, AMPAS, and Cannes. LOS ANGELES, California; March 7, 2023 — NWIFTV Native Women in Film Festival opened March 5th – featuring 32 films directed by women from a […]

A Fellow Native American’s Tribute to Lisa Marie Presley

Joanelle Romero, Lisa Marie Presley

The Native American community mourns the passing of Lisa Marie Presley’s passing earlier this month, she and her father are being remembered and mourned by celebrities in the Native American community. Joanelle Romero, Founder of the Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI) shares her remembrances of both Presleys, the friendship they shared and their bond of […]

AMC Networks Eyes More Native American Stories With Red Nation Film Festival Pact

EXCLUSIVE: Following the success of Dark Winds, starring Zahn McClarnon, AMC Networks is doubling down on indigenous Native American stories with a partnership with the Red Nation International Film Festival. As part of the partnership, AMC and RNIFF will promote Native American stories and storytellers throughout the year with new mentoring and professional development initiatives […]

RNCI Red Nation Awards 2022 Nominations

RNCI Red Nation Awards 2022 Nominations: ‘A Love Song,’ ‘On Sacred Ground,’ Burros,’ ‘Oyate,’ and ‘Reservation Dogs’ for Best Feature, Best Doc Short, Best Documentary and Best Television Series. Wes Studi, Irene Bedard, Zahn McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Devery Jacobs, Grace Dove are among Best Lead Performance nominees. Read More (PDF)

Red Nation International Film Festival Announces 2022 Feature and Shorts Film Lineup

Courtesy of Kaela Waldstein, dir. Cara Romero:Following the LIght The 2022 Red Nation International Film Festival™(RNIFF) today announced its lineup of festival and short narrative, documentary, and animated films. This year’s festival takes place from November 1-30 held during American Indian Heritage Month includes in-person and virtual screenings plus events. RNIFF spotlights breakout independent shorts […]

Behind the Scenes: The Motion Picture Academy & Native American Inclusion

Sacheen Littlefeather

Courtesy of Red Nation International Film Festival / Sacheen Littlefeather recipient of RNCI ‘Brando Award’ Thanks to Red Nation Celebration Founder, Actor/Producer Joanelle Romero Apache dancers will now be a part of a special celebration featuring a long-awaited statement of apology from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) to Sacheen Littlefeather on […]


Celebrating 28 Years of the Native Narrative through Artist Development


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