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Press Conference 2019 Nominations and Red Nation Honor Awards

October 17, 2019

Red Nation Media Group
Linda Tenequer

We Are The New Hollywood, Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

24th RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards
screening 58 Films, 23 Directed by Women, 11 US Premieres, 22 Los Angeles Premieres, 20 World Premieres, 5 Festival Premieres, representing USA, Canada, Ecuador, France, Peru, new Zealand, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Mexico including Oscar-winning filmmakers and a Special celebration marking the 30th Anniversary of Powwow Highway last film produced by George Harrison.

Opening Night Film in partnership with Ava DuVernay, ARRAY, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN and MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN producers Chelsea Winstanley, Cliff Curtis, Te Arepa Kahi, Manutai Schuster with cast Taika WaititiAwatea Mita, Eruera ‘Bob’ Mita, Hepi Mita, Alanis Obomsawin; Closing Night WOMEN OF THE WHITE BUFFALO narrated by Rita Coolidge with Sacheen: Breaking the Silence; George Harrison Powwow Highway in partnership with Janus Films and Handmade Films.

Festival Runs: November 1-15.

*October 25, 2019*

Please join RNCI Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards President Joanelle Romero (AMPAS/Founder/President RNCI/Powwow Highway), A. Martinez (Longmire/Powwow Highway), Paul Audley (Film LA), and Aubrey Hicks (USC School of Public Policy) for the 2019 RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony Nominees Press Conference on Friday, October 25th where we will be announcing the Film Festival nominations LIVE at FilmLA.

During this live press conference RNCI will also be honoring networks and TV shows that showcase Native talent in front of and behind the camera. This year’s honors will go to Fear the Walking Dead (AMC); Westworld (HBO); The Voice (NBC); Mayan M.C.(FX Network) and Jason Momoa production company Pride of Gypsies for their inclusion of Indigenous talent and contribution to the film economy in the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, including Native Native Tribal Nations Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; Pala Band of Mission Indians; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Pechanga Band of Luiseño Mission Indians; and Morongo Band of Mission Indians.

The film nominees will be awarded in 25 categories on November 15, 2019 at the RNCI Red Nation Awards Ceremony – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema which will be airing live on Red Nation Television Network.

10:30 Media Check-In;
11:30 – 12:30 – “Live Broadcast Press Conference RNCI Red Nation Awards Nominee Announcements including Red Nation Honors
Event Venue: FilmLa
Event Location: 6255 Sunset Blvd 12th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Event Contact: Linda Tenequer; 818.665.5753;

For more information visit:

Credentialed press only.

FULL Press Release:
can be read here

Variety/October 1, 2019:

WATCH RNCI Press Conference inaugural nominees announcement from 2018


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