UPDATE: FNFVF Online Panel Discussion Series – Begins July 25

Joining us on our July 25th Panel Discussion are:
Shelley Niro (The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw, Kissed by Lightning)
Joseph Erb (Water is Life)
April Maloney (Hockey: A Mi’kmaq Creation Story)
Two more to come once confirmed! Join us!


We welcome you to join us for the inaugural FNFVF Online Panel Series for 2021 beginning July 25th at 6pm CST.

A panel of Indigenous/Native American filmmakers will hold a discussion on a topic of concern for the Indigenous filmmaking community.

July 25th topic is:
“Then You Should Just Make Your Own Movies”
Why are Native Directors Overlooked?

Attending filmmakers will be announced SOONEST. Keep checking here on fnfvf.org!


Tickets are available starting July 5th.

You can check here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fnfvf-online-panel-series-part-1-tickets-162117296197

The rest of the panel series will take place in September and October 2021. With your support, we can possibly do both a winter and spring panel discussion series.

We hope to can join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

With respect,

Ernest M Whiteman III (Northern Arapaho)
FNFVF Inc Director

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.

Spring 2021 FNFVF Call for Entries Now Open!

Skokie, IL – First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc. announces the call for entries for the Spring 2021 FNFVF is opening on February 1st. Native American filmmakers can submit their films for the upcoming festival at FilmFreeway. There is no cost to enter the film festival and films only have to meet two criteria. They must be made after January 2016, and the films MUST have a Native American director. The deadline is FEBRUARY 15th, 2021.

Once again, this spring’s festival will take place online May 1 – 10, 2021.

FNFVF Inc is specifically looking for feature films from Indigenous filmmakers of the United States this year. Says Festival Director Ernest Whitman III, “We have great turnout from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and we gladly accept films from the indigenous filmmakers there. Yet, we have had little response from our people in the United States and are looking forward to getting more films to feature.”

First Nations Film and Video Festival is the only film festival that deal directly with Indigenous filmmakers of all skill levels, from beginner to professional, and works to get them a venue for their voice and works. You can submit your film at the FNFVF INC FilmFreeway Page

For more information visit our website at www.fnfvf.org/blog. You can also keep up on our social media pages on Facebook and Twitter.

For any questions contact the festival at info@fnfvf.org.