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!

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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 FREE AND EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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
&
FNFVF Board

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Fall 2021 FNFVF

The call for entries for the Fall 2021 Edition of the First Nations Film and Video Festival will open on June 25 with a deadline of June 30, 2021.

Why such a short call? In the past few years, while we have grown and received many entries from Indigenous filmmakers from the Americas, we have also noted that not everyone reads the guidelines. So, we are inundated with filmmakers that do not fit the guidelines, and filmmakers that have Native American topics, but not an Indigenous director. To help us sift through the over average 200 entries we get every season, we thought we will limit the timeframe and hope that all Indigenous filmmakers that want to screen at the FNFVF submit their films as quickly as possible.

We have only two guidelines:

1) an Indigenous/Native American director. You can find our definition of “Native American” on the rules of the FilmFreeway page.

2) Films must be under five (5) years old. We want the newer representations of Native people, both in front of and behind the camera.

There are not fees to enter. All programs of the First Nations Film and Video Festival are free and open to the public.

So visit this link here.

Thank you again for all of your years of support.

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