FNFVF INC Readies Spring 2018 Festival

Native American first-voice and self-representation has been an on-going issue in many arenas of society. None, so deeply ingrained than film, where the image of Native peoples has been the subject of much controversy on past years. To promote a better representation, the First Nations Film and Video Festival has been at the forefront of promoting films by Native American Directors from the US, Canada Central and South America, and Mexico.

The First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc’s Call for Entries for the Spring 2018 season is open and the deadline is FEBRUARY 17, 2018. You can get an application on the FNFVF website or via FilmFreeway at this link:

The Spring festival runs May 1st through the 10th at various venues across Chicago and beyond. Last fall the FNFVF hosted events in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Columbus, Missouri. It also host events at the Music Box Theater and the Gene Siskel Film Center. The festival continues to grow with submissions increasing festival to festival.

For more information, contact FNFVF Inc at festival@fnfvf.org, or visit their Facebook Page. We look forward to having another great festival. Thanks are owed to the FNFVF Board , the venues for their unstinting support, and all the Native American filmmakers making their voice heard. The First Nations Film and Video Festival is ready to put your works on screen!

Fall 2017 FNFVF Venues! (UPDATED)

First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc is pleased to announce the venues for their Fall film festival set to take place November 1st through the 10th at the following venues across Chicago and beyond.

Wed. Nov 1: MUSIC BOX THEATRE (small theater), 7-9pm NEW!

Thu. Nov. 2: MITCHELL MUSEUM of the AMERICAN INDIAN, 6-7:30pm

Fri. Nov. 3: DEPAUL UNIVERSITY CDM, 4-6pm

Sat. Nov. 4: Northwestern University, Harris Hall – 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Sun. Nov. 5: GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER at the SCHOOL of the ART INSTITUTE CHICAGO – 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Mon. Nov. 6: LEGLER LIBRARY 5:30-7:30pm NEW!

Tue. Nov 7: UNIVERSITY of WISCONSIN PARKSIDE, STUDENT CENTER CINEMA – 7-9pm

Wed. Nov 8: BEVERLY ARTS CENTER – 7:30pm

Thu. Nov. 9: UNIVERSITY of ILLINOIS CHICAGO (UIC) – 12-2pm

Thu. Nov. 9: AMERICAN INDIAN CENTER – 6:30-8:30pm Returning to!

Fri. Nov. 10: COMFORT STATION (Logan Square) – 7:30pm

 

Come and join us for a full schedule of Native American-directed films and support Native American Cinema! For a listing of all FNFVF Programs visit our SCHEDULE PAGE!

 

FILM FESTIVAL FOR NATIVE AMERICAN DIRECTORS CALLS FOR ENTRIES

CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL FOR NATIVE AMERICAN DIRECTORS CALLS FOR ENTRIES

(CHICAGO, IL) First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc, (FNFVF Inc) Chicago’s only film festival that deals directly with NAtive American Film and Video Directors, is pleased to announce its Call for Entries for the Fall First Nations Film and Video Festival (FNFVF), set to take place November 1st through the 10th at venues across Chicagoland and beyond. The submission deadline is July 30, 2017. The FNFVF is open to Native American directors of all skill level with films of any length and genre that are under five years old.

The festival is free to submit to, which is of vital importance to FNFVF Director Ernest M Whiteman III, a Northern Arapaho filmmaker and artist, “Knowing what it takes to put together any kind of film, having the festival be accessible is very important. Not only to the Native filmmakers wanting the share their voice, but to audiences who would otherwise not see these films anywhere else.”

Established in 1990, the First Nations Film and Video Festival has been on the leading edge of promoting Native American first-voice and self-representation in film and media and making them widely available across Chicago screening at venues such as Northwestern University and the Claudia Cassidy Theater. The mission of the First Nations Film and Video Festival is to advocate for and celebrate the works of Native Americans filmmakers and new works and films that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of Native American issues.

“These films are vital to cultural understanding,” say Whiteman, “Seeing our culture from our perspective and gaze allows us to own our own cultures, representations, stories, and voice, which have been out of our hands for so long.”

For more information on FNFVF Inc or the festival guideline and application, feel free to “Like” them on Facebook at “FNFVF.Inc“. You can also submit films via Filmfreeway. “If past festival are an indication, there are many, many Native American filmmakers out there doing great works and we are looking forward to seeing all the great films come in for the fall festival.”

 

CONTACT INFO:
Ernest M Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)
FNFVF DIrector
ernest-3@fnfvf.org
773-262-5503
www.fnfvf.org
Facebook: @FNFVF.Inc
Twitter: FNFVF_DIR_EW3