Spring 2017: Featured Films!

We are pleased to announce the featured Feature Film and Short Film that will be screened throughout the festival and at various venues:

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS
Directed by Jeff Barnaby
Rated R – Adult audiencs
“Eye-catching feature about a teenage. Aboriginal. Revenge-seeking drug-dealer

Red Crow Mi’g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that meansimprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. That means being at the mercy of “Popper”, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.

At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her “truancy tax”, keeping her out of St.Ds. But when Aila’s drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila’s world is destroyed.

Her only options are to run or fight… and Mi’gMaq don’t run.”
(1 hour, 28 minutes)

JANE & THE WOLF
Directed by Nadine Arpin
(FEATURED SHORT FILM)”Jane & the Wolf is a hybrid documentary that incorporates cinéma vérité, archival photographs and animation. In the 1960s, Pagwa River was a booming railroad town populated by 2nd generation Crees. During one cold winter, the community was being stalked by a lone wolf. Every attempt to kill the wolf failed. Jane recognized the wolf as a spirit sign from the ancestors. Ridiculed for her beliefs, Jane set out alone to killing the wolf using the old ways.

Narrated by Jane’s Great Granddaughter Rachel Garrick, Jane’s story is interwoven with Rachel’s own journey to bring her mother Minnie Garrick to her final resting place. Minnie was a story teller, a surviver, and a woman who reclaimed her life despite many personal challenges. Minnie had passed on the story of Jane to Rachel at a time in her life when Rachel most needed to hear about the strength that is inherent in their family.”
(9 minutes, 45 seconds)

Stay tuned for Festival Venue Program information coming soon!

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SPRING 2017 FNFVF: VENUES!

Laura Guzman (Stockbridge Munsee/Mexican); Photo property of FNFVF Inc.We are please to announce the venues for the Spring 2017 First Nations Film and Video Festival!

FNFVF SPRING 2017 VENUES:

Tuesday, May 2: Opening Program! Claudia Cassidy Theater, 5pm – 7pm

Wednesday, May 3: The University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, WI, 7pm

Thursday, May 4: Mitchell Museum, 6pm – 7:30pm

Friday, May 5: DePaul University, To be announced!

Saturday, May 6: School of the Art Institute, 6pm – 9pm

Sunday: Claudia Cassidy Theater, 5pm – 7pm

Tuesday, May 9: UIC – Latino Cultural Center, 12:00n – 2pm

Wednesday May 10: The Beverly Arts Center, 7:30pm

Stay tuned for an announcement of the FNFVF films screening at these great spaces.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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First Nations Film Festival Fall 2016 begins Nov. 2

Laura Guzman (Stockbridge Munsee/Mexican); Photo property of FNFVF Inc.

FIRST NATIONS FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL – FALL 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016: University of Wisconsin Parkside
Student Cinema, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Never Give Up       0:08:43
#stillhere           0:01:20
Corrina’s Letter       0:02:30
JAAT SDIIHLYL’LXA Woman Who   Returns   0:10:00
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53
Project Eagle Feather: When   They Took The Children   0:51:47

Total Program Time: 1:50:13  (0:09:47)

Thursday, November 3, 2016: Beverly Arts Center
Main Theater, 2407 W 111th St, 7:30-9:30pm
#stillhere           0:01:20
HONOR RIDERS       1:45:00

Total Program Time: 1:46:20 (0:13:40)

Friday, November 4, 2016: DePaul University College of Computing and Digital Media
243 S Wabash Ave, CDM 708, 4:00 – 6:00pm
#stillhere           0:01:20
Never Give Up       0:08:43
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53
Give and Take       0:14:39
[untitled & unlabeled]       0:03:27
Our Sisters In Spirit       0:35:00
Alma Avira           0:08:08

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME: 1:47:10 (0:12:50)

Saturday, November 5, 2016: School of the Art Institute Chicago
Sharp Building, 37 S Wabash Ave, 6:00 – 8:00pm
#stillhere           0:01:20
Never Give Up       0:08:43
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53
INAATE/SE/ [it shines a   certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]   1:11:00

TOTAL PROGRAM TIME: 1:56:56 (0:03:04)

Sunday, November 6, 2016: Citlalin Gallery & Theater, Pilsen
2005 S Blue Island Ave, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Deadpool & Black Panther:   The Gauntlet   0:29:00
#stillhere           0:01:20
Never Give Up       0:08:43
Alma Avira           0:08:08
The Foreverlands       0:26:55
Soup For My Brother       0:10:14
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53

Total Program Time: 2:00:13

Monday, November 7, 2016: Northwestern University
McCormick Tribune Center, Forum, 1870 Campus Dr, Evanston
7:00 – 9:00pm
#stillhere           0:01:20
Never Give Up       0:08:43
[untitled & unlabeled]       0:03:27
Our Sisters In Spirit       0:35:00
INAATE/SE/ [it shines a   certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]   1:11:00

Total Program Time: 1:24:30 (includes special bonus “Preview Screening”)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Events Center in the James Stukel Towers
718 W. Rochford Street, 3:00 – 6:00pm
#stillhere           0:01:20
Never Give Up       0:08:43
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53
[untitled & unlabeled]       0:03:27
kiskisiwin | remembering       0:06:14
What if….You Had To Choose?   0:07:14
Family of Sorrow       0:10:29
Ohero:kon: Under the Husk   0:26:46

Total Program Time: 1:40:06 (0:19:54)

Thursday, November 10, 2016: Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central St, Evanston, 6:00 – 7:30p
#stillhere           0:01:20
Corrina’s Letter       0:02:17
Never Give Up       0:08:43
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53
[untitled & unlabeled]       0:03:27
Our Sisters In Spirit       0:35:00

Total Program Time: 1:26:40 (0:03:20)

Sunday, November 13, 2016: Comfort Station, Logan Square
2579 N Milwaukee Ave, 7:00 – 9:00pm
#stillhere           0:01:20
Corrina’s Letter       0:02:17
Never Give Up       0:08:43
Kaeyas Msek Oskeken       0:35:53
kiskisiwin | remembering       0:06:14
What if….You Had To Choose?   0:07:14
Family of Sorrow       0:10:29
Ohero:kon: Under the Husk   0:26:46
The Foreverlands       0:26:55

Total Program Time: 2:05:51

All programs are free and open to the public.

Films’ screening order are subject to change due to unforeseen technical or logistical difficulties.
We hope to see you there.