RED NATION
CELEBRATION
INSTITUTE

Natives in Charge of Their Narrative

Land Language Culture Tradition Identity

Creating Systemic Change through the Arts & Media Empowering Indigenous Storytellers. The longest standing NativeWomen-Led, Indigenous Media Arts & Cultural nonprofit enterprise in the City of Los Angeles. Serving Indian Country & Entertainment Industry since 1995.

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

2021 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

Red Nation Celebration Institute offers dynamic, multi-platform sponsorship opportunities to afford our partners broad visibility and unparalleled access to a comprehensive, demographically desirable audience. Both the Red Nation International Film Festival and the Native Women in FILM Festival, through RNCI, produce year-round community based programming and educational outreach initiatives for Native and Indigenous students worldwide. We at RNCI have secured our reputation as the pioneer enterprise, being at the forefront, representing a comprehensive Native narrative for a global audience. For over 25 years, RNCI has earned the respect of filmmakers, filmgoers, the industry workforce and trend watchers. RNCI continues its mission of moving the Native narrative forward, not just in Hollywood, but worldwide, conjoined with our international partners.

This confluence of art and commerce enables sponsor activations across consumer and industry-facing platforms with each partnership custom designed to meet your objectives.

Not just Film Festival sponsorships, but artist engagement and underwriting Institute programs are just a couple of the ways this organization provides global platforms for activating unique and innovative ways to aid and move your brand upward. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with our sponsors and other brands, and can uniquely assist in building and sharing our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling, while advancing your marque.

Not just Film Festival sponsorships, but artist engagement and underwriting Institute programs are just a couple of the ways this organization provides global platforms for activating unique and innovative ways to aid and move your brand upward. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with our sponsors and other brands, and can uniquely assist in building and sharing our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling, while advancing your marque.

Programs and Initiatives Supported by Corporations

  • Festivals
  • Native Student Awards Emerging Talent
  • Monthly Film Series in Beverly Hills (ground-breaking, never before in this history of cinema has there been a dedicated silver screen for Native stories)
  • RNCI Native Studies Center: USC Bedrosian Center for Public Policy; Educational Outreach Initiative for Native & Non-Native Students
  • RNCI Crew – Global Film & Television Location Scouting, Management and Career Development
  • NWIF Why We Wear RED
  • Native Women Write Screenwriters Lab for Women of Color
  • Red Nation Conversation Series
  • Native Film Labs (screenwriters, directors, documentaries)
  • Let’s Hear Your FUNNY Lab (comedians) 
  • The Pitch is Back (filmmakers have the opportunity to pitch their project to Industry professionals and funders)
  • Playwright Theatre Lab
  • For Educators Now
  • Podcast Series

INSTITUTE LEADERS

Institute Leaders are the foremost corporate supporters of Red Nation Celebration Institute’s year-round artist development work. Their critical backing provides the foundation to maintain new programs and initiatives dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Industry Partners are leaders within the film and media landscape who maintain a year-round relationship with the RNCI, and whose support helps to sustain the world-renowned festivals and the organization’s core artist programs.

INSTITUTE ASSOCIATES

Institute Associates represent companies and organizations who support the year-round operation of Red Nation Celebration Institute. Their contribution sustains the Institute’s Artist Programs, which for over 25 years has identified and developed the Native Narrative with independent filmmakers of their generation.

OFFICIAL PROVIDERS IN-KIND SUPPORTERS

Official Providers & In-Kind Supporters help sustain RNCI operations with donations of goods and services, keeping expenses at a minimum and directing more funds to support the Institute’s mission.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Each year, the original storytellers of this land present their new work to an audience of 10 million viewers in 37 countries+ thoughout all our programs. In addition, Red Nation Celebration Institute presents public programs in Native communities across the U.S. Through these programs,  Red Nation Celebration Institute reaches and engages thousands of additional consumers annually and reaches millions more through press, web, and social platforms. Current partnership opportunities include custom packages for the following programs:

  • Red Nation International Film Festival – November
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’ (Santa Fe NM) – August
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’ (Washington D.C.) – April
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’  (New York City NY) – April 
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’ (Paris, France) – May
  • Red Nation Television Network 
  • RNCI Red Nation Awards Show – November
  • Native Women in Film Festival – Held During Academy Awards Week
  • Native Student Awards 

Custom Tribal Sponsorships available upon request.

To receive current partnership opportunities include custom packages for the individual program(s) For information about sponsorship opportunities or to receive a custom proposal for a specific program (s), contact Linda Tenequer at rednation@rednation.com, or by phone at 818.665.5753.