About Red Nation Film Award
The Red Nation Statuette
Red Nation Statuette has positioned itself to become the most recognized American Indian trophy in the world.
Red Nation Film Festival held its 6th Annual Film Awards in 2009. It became apparent to create a statuette to honor outstanding moviemaking achievements by American Indian filmmakers and thereby encourage excellence in all facets of motion picture production.
Red Nation created the *Red Nation Film Award* and tapped New Mexico sculptor artist Phillip Mangas Haozous son of the late apache sculptor artist Allan Houser to design “The Red Nation Statuette”
Red Nation Film Award was designed in three dimensions – and the world-renowned statuette was born.
An American Indian “Oscar” is born
Each November, new golden statuettes are cast, molded, polished and buffed and retained by Red Nation Film Festival.
Red Nation Statuette stands approximately 12 _” inches tall, which includes the base, and is Gold plated with a lacquer finish.
The “Red Nation Film Award of Excellence” is that of an American Indian woman. She represents giving birth to dreams in all art forms film, television, actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers.
In contrast to European cultures, many American Indian societies have been matriarchal. Indian women have had a great deal of power, both as individuals and as groups, and have held various leadership roles within their tribes. Traditionally, Indian women have worked in partnership with men, and decision-making has been related to consensus building, signifying the fact that American Indian communities were and still are run by women.
The Red Nation Statuette, Officially named “The Red Nation Film Award of Excellence”, its nickname is “Red Nation Film Award.”
Making Dreams Come True
The official announcement was made during the Famous Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM on August 18, 2010 at the Opening night of Red Nation Film Festival “On the Road at the Museum of Arts & Culture. Phillip Mangas Haozous was be in attendance.
The first statuettes were presented at the 7th Annual Red Nation Film Festival on closing night in Los Angeles, CA, on November 9th, 2010 at CBS Center Studios. Phillip Mangas Haozous was in attendance.
Each year achievements in up to 15 categories are honored.
Red Nation Film Festival & Awards Show honors accomplishments of Independent Motion Pictures and Documentaries, which are produced, directed, written, and starring American Indians. Honorees include individuals who have made advancements in film, radio, television, media, environment, social justice, human rights, career accomplishments in the arts, volunteerism, and cultural affairs.