A Statement from FNFVF Inc

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Black lives matter.

Let this statement be said first and foremost.

First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc stands in support with Black Lives Matter and in support of any movement for the attainment of equality and justice for marginalized and repressed communities.

Be well. Stay safe. Keep working for justice.

With respect,

Ernest M Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)
Director, FNFVF Inc

Board of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc:
BC Echohawk (Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma)
Samantha Garcia (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe)
Don Nole (Bad River Band – Chippewa)
Janie Pochel (Oji-Cree)
Christine Recloud (White Earth Ojibwe)
Winfield Woundedeye (Northern Cheyenne and Ojibwe) – FNFVF Youth Ambassador

Welcome to the official FNFVF Inc. Website

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Welcome to the Official Website of First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc.

The mission of 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. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.

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FNFVF, Inc. is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization thanks to the Chicago Arts Assistance Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, which supported our 501c3 tax-exempt application.

Thanks also to the Crossroads Fund for their invaluable support:

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ANNOUNCING: The Spring 2021 FNFVF Programs!

First, apologies for getting this out so late. There were some personal and technical issues that took up most of the last month. As the Director of FNFVF Inc. I am responsible for a timely progression of the programming. -Ernest M Whiteman III

Get your tickets by CLICKING HERE.

Here are the upcoming programs for the Spring 2021 FNFVF:

Program 1: Saturday 5.1.21, 7PM
Roots of Lacrosse 0:23:34
Inniun ueshkat mak anutshish 0:04:55
Inuit languages in the 21st century 0:09:16
The Hands of an Elder 0:04:50
Red Road 0:05:24
Sokinaa’ Passkaan Aassisstoi (Healing Bells) 0:04:27
Our Changing Worlds 0:08:56
Tangled Roots 0:05:10
Twakana Yagan 0:15:00
About cameras, spirits and occupations 0:38:00
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 1:59:32

Program 2: Sunday 5.2.21, 7PM
Mocom 0:06:52
Happiness 0:06:20
Salmon Hunter 0:01:05
I THOUGHT YOU WERE NOT GOING TO WAIT FOR ME 0:11:45
The Ville 1 0:17:31
I’m Fine 0:05:25
Ramblin’ 0:58:45
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 1:47:43

Program 3: Tuesday 5.4.21, 7PM
Fôlego Vivo (Breath Alive) 0:25:00
At the Brink: A Personal Look at Suicides Over Niagara Falls 0:29:18
Notcimik (Where I’m From) 0:01:17
Kassinu (All) 0:04:27
The Trip 0:04:49
Urbano Sertão 0:15:00
With Love 0:03:28
Keemooch 0:09:40
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 1:32:59

Program 4: Wednesday 5.5.21, 7PM
I WASN’T BORN TO BE DISCRETE 0:15:00
Angie: Tales of Determination 0:32:31
Seeds Of Struggle 1:16:48
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 2:04:19

Program 5: Thursday 5.6.21, 7PM
BEGGING FOR US TO COME DOWN TO JESUS 0:05:40
Anchors in the Rhody 1:47:58
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 1:53:38

Program 6, Saturday 5.8.21, 7pm
Quick Suitors 0:14:09
Red Sky 0:04:59
Looking Glass 0:20:00
CALVING 0:02:33
Sleepwalker 0:12:38
Free At Last 0:04:38
The Future 1:03:58
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 2:02:55

Program 7: Sunday 5.9.21, 7PM
Brothers in Law 0:09:45
Sage Me Not 0:11:35
The Incredible Brown NDN 2: Brown and Down 0:20:01
The Trigger’s Edge 0:12:46
The Last Celebration 0:16:00
Coyote’s Canoe 0:04:46
The Blue Butterflies Path 0:11:57
TOTAL PROGRAM TIME 1:26:50

TOTAL VENUES HOURS: 13:17:26

The Spring 2021 Films!

The First Nations Film and Video Festival is pleased to announce the films of the Spring 2021 FNFVF. The festival runs online May 1 – 9, 2021 with all programs beginning at 7pm.

We have 46 entries this year, with a wide variety of genre and themes. Most are brand new to the FNFVF, we have some returning directors with new works.

Join us. Get your FREE TICKETS.

Visit the SPRING 2021 FILMS Page to see the complete list of films!

Thank you for your years of support!

Siskel Center Prestents: Sky Hopinka

Join the Gene Siskel Film Center on Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm CT for an exclusive virtual chat for małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore with director Sky Hopinka, moderated by Ernest M. Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho), Director of First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc.

Then register for the free Q&A here.