FESTIVAL DATES: February 25-28, 2016
Host Venue: Pico Youth & Family Center – Santa Monica
Film Screenings * Conversation Series * Fine Art Market * LIVE Art Presentations * Music * Poetry Reading and so much more!
As We Lead Up to the Oscars …..
OSCAR HISTORY & AMERICAN INDIANS
Native nominations and win for an Oscar there have only been four:
* Chief Dan George for best supporting actor in 1970,
* Buffy Sainte-Marie for best song in 1982 (WON),
* Graham Greene for best supporting actor in 1990 and 1999
* Joanelle Romero (actor/director/founder of Red Nation Film Festival/Native Women in Film & Television) to date is the only native filmmaker to make the Academy’s Documentary shortlist in a preliminary round of voting for her film American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian – This is the first and only film that addresses the American Indian and Jewish Holocausts.
“How others view American Indians and how we see ourselves is influenced substantially by film. Creating and depicting our own positive narratives of American Indian life and culture helps reverse generations of stereotypes, while allowing Native people to give voice to their own truths.” – Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund (RNCI Red Nation Awards 2013)
** Poster: Featured Artist Ben Miller