RED NATION FILM AWARDS SHOW

Star-Studded Red is Green Carpet – Native Fashion with Social Action

Award Show

Red Nation Motion Picture Awards

Red Nation Awards Show, 10th Red Nation Film Festival – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema

“Hollywood has Oscar, Broadway has Tony, Television has the Emmy, and now American Indian has the Red Nation Film Award.” And the

Winner is …..

Celebrities CONFIRMED:Edward James Olmos,, Esai Morales, Miko Brando, Zahn McClarnon (“Longmiere”), Marisa Quinn (Twilight Saga/Breaking Dawn 2),  Tatanka Means ((Tiger Eyes), Montano Rain (“Matrix Reloaded”, youth environmental activist), Sage Galesi (Steven Spielberg’s “Into the West” & “Dreamkeeper”), and RNFF founder/president Joanelle Romero (“Pow Wow Highway”, “American Holocaust: When It’s all over all still be Indian”), plus more TBA.

Invite Celebrities: 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013: Nominations announced

Click here to view all nominees!

Benefiting: The American Indian College Fund.

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OPENING NIGHT CEREMONY

Honor the Treaties

American photographer Aaron Huey has received some tough assignments over the years, covering the drug war in Afghanistan for The New York Times and The New Yorker, as well as the assassination of Benazir Bhutto – also for The New Yorker. But one project in particular, ‘Poverty in America’, has provided Aaron with a different perspective on his role as a photojournalist, and has ended up spawning a number of related art, film, and audio projects since he started work on it in 2005.

Huey’s original goal when planning the ‘Poverty In America’ project was to travel across the country shooting a broad range of poor communities. But after visiting the first location, The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he abandoned the project as it was originally conceived, to focus solely on Pine Ridge.

Aaron would end up going back to Pine Ridge –  home of the Oglala Sioux Tribe – close to 20 times over the following seven years, enabling him to have ongoing exposure to feedback, both positive and negative, from the people he was taking photos of. ‘We don’t usually have to look back into the eyes of our subjects’ said Huey of his Pine Ridge work. ‘In Afghanistan, I just had to survive, but with the Pine Ridge work, I had to evolve’.

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OPENING NIGHT FEATURE

*Exclusive Red Nation Premiere*

Red is Green Carpet Event – Opening Music: TBA

Director: 
105 minutes * USA * Feature (Drama)

Starring: 

Executive Producers:
Producers:
Writers: Brad Riddell, Todd Baird

Red Nation FilmLab Panel with: (in attendance)

ONE Filmmakers Panel for all 3 films in attendance!

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CLOSING NIGHT


WEST OF THUNDER

*Exclusive Red Nation Premiere*
 

Director: Jody Marriott Bar-Lev and Steve Russell
85 minutes * USA *  Feature (Drama)

 West of Thunder

South Dakota 1899…When a mysterious stranger, Henry Seed, visits a small town on the outskirts of the Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation he brings with him a terrible resolve. When eerie, inexplicable and deadly events that mirror the atrocities that had been put upon the Lakota people, begin to occur in this western town, everything seems to point to Seed.

Little Thunder, the Lakota’s spiritual leader, envisions the far-reaching consequences of taking this path of righteous revenge or maintaining the integrity of the traditional Lakota values and the interconnected circles of all mankind.

Starting: Dan Davies, Corbin Conroy, Clifford Henry, Steve Garcia, Larry Swalley, Albert Red Bear.

Executive Producers: Avi Bar-Lev & Jody Marriott Bar-Lev
Writers: Jody Marriott Bar-Lev and Dan Davies

 

Red Nation FilmLab Panel: (in attendance) Jody Marriott Bar-Lev

Avi Bar-Lev, Dan Davies, Steve Garcia, Kathy Willcuts, Corbin Conroy,
Monica Terkildsen, Shaeli Joya Bar-Lev, Gusti Terkildsen

ONE Filmmakers Panel for all 3 films in attendance!

 

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RNFF HIGHLIGHTS

Native Women in Film & Television Screening Series

*Exclusive Red Nation Premiere*

Native Women in Film & Television

TITLE

Director:
11  minutes * USA * Documentary Short

 

Executive Producers:

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Native Women in Film & Television

AMERICAN HOLOCAUST: WHEN ITS ALL OVER I’LL STILL BE INDIAN

*Exclusive Red Nation & Los Angeles Premiere*

Director: Joanelle Romero
30  minutes * USA * Documentary Short

Narrated by: Ed Esner

American Holocaust

Interie: Phil Lucas, Micheal Horse, Grandpa Wallace Black Elk,

Executive Producers: Sage Galesi,
Producers: Joanelle Romero, Gail Duncan,
Writer: Joanelle Romero

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*Retrospective*

Director:
53 minutes * USA *  Feature (Drama/Western)

(NBC/TV 1984 – mini-series)

 

Starring: 

Red Nation FilmLab Panel with: TBA

Executive Producers:
Writers:

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TIGER EYES

*Exclusive Red Nation & Los Angeles Premiere*

Director: Lawernce Blume
92  minutes * USA * Feature

Tiger Eyes

Exclusive Los Angeles Premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in New Mmexico and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.”

Starring: Tatanka Means, Gossip Girl’s Willa Holland, featuring Russell Means

Writers: Judy Blume, Lawrence Blume
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Diversity

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NATIVE WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION

Moderator:

Confirmed Panelists:

Native Women in Film and TV

Description:

How can more native women achieve lead roles on prime time television and
create positions of power in Hollywood?

Call to action on talents of American Indian & Indigenous women working in
the film industry as actors, directors, producers, and writers, crew, this
on-going series examines the portrayal of American Indians in contemporary
film. The series presents a dialogue which explores the challenges and
opportunities for established and emerging native women actors and
filmmakers. This series is connected to the 9th Annual Red Nation Film
Festival – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema,
which includes a full day of Native Women in Film & Television screenings.
This year marks Native Women in Film & Television as having the largest
representation of Native women filmmakers.

Native Women in Film & Television is dedicated to helping Native women
achieve their highest potential in all forums of the entertainment
industries and to preserve the original storytellers of this land.
A program of Red Nation Celebration, an American Indian non-profit
organization.

Founded in 2005, Native Women in Film & Television and its Film Series
provides for its members opportunities to network with industries
professionals, educational programs, access to employment
opportunities, Red Nation FilmLab’s, mentorships and other services in
support of its mission.

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