First Fundraiser for Chicago Native Film Festival

FNFVF Fundraiser 2013






First Fundraiser for Chicago Native Film Festival

Chicago, IL) Get ready for our first Fundraiser event for First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF, Inc.). Funds raised will go directly to supporting the Spring 2014 & Fall 2014 Film Festivals as well as some new educational programs being planned. The FNFVF Fundraiser takes place at the Citlalin Gallery & Theater, 2005 South Blue Island Avenue on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. Doors open at 6:00pm with event program beginning at 7:00pm and there is a $10 SUGGESTED DONATION at the door.

What is First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc.?

Chicago’s longest-running Native American film and video festival dedicated to providing appropriate venues for Native American film and video makers of all skill levels. We do this without compensation because our focus is never the festival but the filmmakers and their works. We work hard to get the beginning filmmakers’ voice in front of an audience. It takes a lot of time and effort and we do this for no pay because we believe in their film making efforts.

All of FNFVF, Inc.’s events are free and open to the public. We charge no application fees to the filmmaker and we never charge the venues for putting on our programs. We are dedicated to support Native American first-voice and self-representation. FNFVF, Inc. is the current recipient of a Crossroads Fund grant and a Chicago Arts Assistance Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, supported our 501c3 tax-exempt application, which is currently under review.

The Fundraiser begins at 7:00pm with an opening ceremony followed by a drum song performed by Dave Spencer, new FNFVF Board Member. There will be musical performances by Nahui Ollin, an Aztec Dance troupe and Raiz Viva, local Indigenous band. DJ Jimmy Becker will be on hand to keep the spirits up and moving. We will have silent auctions for donated art, games and more. Raffles for movie nights at local theaters and more.

Join us for food, art, music, film, raffles and auctions with host emcee, the lovely and funny Native Comedian, Josie Dykas. Also, be there for the World Premiere screening of two scenes from “HAMLET” a feature motion picture currently under production from Redshade Productions.


Ernest M. Whiteman III, FNFVF Director

Gustavo Sanchez, Meztli Director, FNFVF Board Member