Films that have been screened at RNFF have received distribution deals,  actors have been hired for television series, casted in feature films and asked to be presenters at NAACP Image Awards.  Writers have been placed with show runners on television shows these are a few of the key benefits that the film festival provides. One of our major accomplishments is that RNFF has locked down exclusive screenings with major production companies and choosing films to screen that go on to win awards!

> Summit Entertainment’s “Twilight- New Moon” which RNFF screened before going into public theaters, this was a first for Summit Entertainment in regards to a festival.

> “Frozen River” screened at RNFF and went on to garner two Academy Award nominations and six Spirit Awards nominations.

> “The Garden” screened at RNFF and went on to receive a nomination for Best Documentary Feature at the 81st Academy Awards.

> “Yellow Rock” feature film has won awards across the country since winning their first award at RNFF 2011 as well as received a national distribution deal as a result of being directly screened and won an award at our festival.

> 2012, RNFF was invited to submit our festival films for consideration into the NAACP Image Awards. This was the first time in the history of the NAACP Image Awards that American Indian Films were considered.

> “Honor the Treaties” after screening and winning Best Doc Sort @ RNFF 2012, the short went on to Win an Emmy 2013.