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!

Announcing: FNFVF Summer Program Schedule!

Here is the listing of films screening at the online FNFVF 2020 Summer Program happening August 18 through the 21st:

Program 1: 7-9pm Tue 8/18
Tuyuku 0:17:15
Verto 0:17:12
Essense of Goodness 0:25:27
The Offspring 0:52:03
Total Program Runtime: 1:51:57

Program 2: 7-9pm Wed 8/19
Cultural Disintegration 0:10:50
Hanan Hunan 0:15:35
Jordão 0:25:08
Kii Nche Ndutsa 0:15:10
Lakitas 0:51:06
Total Program Runtime:1:57:49

Program 3: 7-9pm Thu 8/20
Biskawbiyung-The Return 0:15:56
Brown Bodies in a Far Sea 0:07:25
Harvey Marcus 0:03:57
Not In the Dark 1:31:25
Total Program Runtime: 1:58:43

Program 4 7-9pm Fri 8/21
This Bright Flash 0:08:17
This Ink Runs Deep 0:16:26
The Red Marsh 0:12:20
Older Than the Crown 0:30:34
Douk 0:16:31
You Love Who You Love 0:11:48
The Incredible Brown NDN 0:09:47
Total Program Runtime:1:45:43

You can get your tickets here, which gives you the address and passcode for the program by CLICKING HERE.

This will be our first online festival, so your support is appreciated. Seating is limited mainly due to technical issues. We want the best presentation for these film. We appreciate your understanding.

Be well.

Thank you for your years of support!

FNFVF at the Newberry Library – New Film Series

We are pleased to announce:
First Nations Film and Video Festival at the Newberry
Native Film Series

Beginning Saturday, November 10, at the Newberry Library
Featured Films Screening:


Choctaw Code Talkers
Directed by Valerie Red Horse – Cherokee
The heartfelt and personal story of Choctaw soldiers whose dedication and bravery assisted in ending World War I, even though as individuals, the men were not recognized as American citizens.

Total run time: 54:00


The Honor Riders

Directed by Ralphina Hernandez – Navajo (Diné)
Arising from the Great Tribes of the Navajo and Hopi Peoples, the Honor Riders began in 2003 to celebrate the life of Lori Piestewa, the first Native American woman to be lost in battle. The Honor Riders are a group of Veterans and their supporters who gather each year before Memorial Day in May to honor the missing and the fallen; to ride for those who cannot. To remind everyone; whether they are Past or Present, a Warrior remains a Warrior, and Freedom is never Free.
This is their legacy…

Total run time: 1:45:00

With commentary and a Q&A with FNFVF Director

Then, each month, FNFVF Inc. and the D’Arcy McNickle Center will present a new screening around various themes and topics.

Subsequent dates include December 9, January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.

Thank you to Susan Sleeper Smith, Patrick Rochford, and Alex Teller for their extraordinary assistance in putting this together.

Join us for the first of the series on November 10 beginning at 1:00pm.

For more information visit the Film Series page on the Newberry Library website.

FREE with RSVP.

Join us for the next screening in the film series: DECEMBER 9, 2019.

We hope to see you there.