Festival Application

First Nations Film and Video Festival Application:

First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. is a grassroots Native American film festival dedicated to showcasing works produced by Native American film and video makers and artists of all skill levels.

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 and to provide an appropriate venue for their works. 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.


The guidelines are simple: DEADLINE is JUNE 30, 2022

1) Any film or video of any genre or length may be submitted as long as the Director is enrolled in a Native American tribe or of proven Native American descent. (Producers or Distributors may submit on the Director’s behalf. Tribal affiliation MUST be listed in Director’s bio.)

Please read APPLICATION for what defines “Native American” for FNFVF, Inc.

2) All submitted film MUST be made within the last five (5) years. This year we are accepting films made after January 2017.

And that’s it. Remember, there is NO ENTRY FEE for submitting films to the First Nations Film and Video Festival.

Please note: check your films for audio and picture quality. If we cannot hear it because it is too loud or too soft, we will label it INCOMPLETE. Make sure your images are clear and not too dark or washed out. If you have questions, FNFVF Director is a Filmmaker himself, as well as, Producer with Truth and Documentary and will do his best to answer any technical questions.

Also, all FNFVF events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but the hosting venue may ask patrons for a donation on their own behalf to cover event costs. FNFVF, Inc. makes no money on the screening of your films. We simply work to put your works on screen in front of an audience.

Please note the information about the FNFVF Archive and our use of your films for free educational screenings.

 NOTE: Please read application & guidelines carefully before submitting your entry.

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