Building on the precedent of two past successful student festival events (the first in 2014, then in 2015) we can now proudly call the NYU Native Film Festival an *annual* event. And with every iteration we invite more filmmakers, gain more institutional support, and collaborate with broader networks in New York to bring you a stellar line-up of recent work produced by Indigenous filmmakers. Inspired by the promotion and circulation of Indigenous film and media programming at the National Museum of the American Indian, this festival also features new student productions in addition to award winning films from our networks at NYU.
This year’s film festival will take place over two days: Friday, November 11th at 6pm-9pm and Saturday, November 11th, 12pm noon t0 7pm. Our invited film programming includes productions by: Angelo Baca (Diné/Hopi), Christopher Ciegelski, Christian Guiñanzaca, Jacqueline Hazen, Alex Lazarowich (Cree), Shane McSauby, Alyse Takeyesu, Keith Taylor, and more. Additionally, we will feature an Indigenous Artist Spotlight with Tanis Parenteau (Métis) and new works from the Nakoda Audio Visual Club based in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation near Morley, Alberta.
Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day, culminating in a celebratory Hawaiian dinner and performance!
As in past years, the festival is sponsored by the Native Americans and Indigenous Students Group (NAISG) at New York University. This year we are graciously supported with co-sponsorship from the NYU Department of Anthropology; Center for Media, Culture and History (CMCH); Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU (A/P/A); La Herencia Latine as well as the American Indian Community House and New York Women’s Foundation.
All films screenings are free and open to the public. We especially encourage the NYU community in particular to attend and share our event.