Red Nation Celebration Institute presents the Inaugural Native Women In Film & Television Film Festival (NWFTV), held during Women’s History Month at the Laemmle Music Hall Theatre. This festival is sponsored by NBC Universal and Honest Engine Films.
NWFTV Film Festival, which runs this weekend March 29-31, will include three feature films, two documentary films, four shorts, two television films and one native women’s talk show premiere, as well as Native Women Film Lab Conversation Series “HOLLYWOOD & Women”: Colonial Narrative, Tiger Lily, Racism, Stereotypes, Whitewashing, and Native Women & Chicanas UNITE!
“Native Women in Film & Television wasestablishedin2005 and is part of the annual Red Nation Film Festival, states Joanelle Romero (RNFF founder & president). “This year NWFTV has expanded to become its own film festival.”
With 10 native films released last year, the first time in history that so many native films were produced, made for a great opportunity to launch the NWFTV Film Festival.The birth of NWFTV Film Festival provides the platform for Native women voices to be heard. To date there have only been 5 contemporary American Indian women stories ever produced in film history in the United States.Today, we have a full range of what native women filmmakers are making now.