Joanelle Romero, 8th Annual Red Nation Film Festival

Ann Little Running Deer shared Joanelle Romero‘s photo.

Red Nation Film Festival® (RNFF) – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema®

Red Nation Home to the Native Documentary Voice™– Native Realities of the 21st Century

Founded in 2003, RNFF firmly establishes the presence of American Indian Cinema & Filmmakers in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world. As the second largest city in the country and the largest American Indian urban population in America with an unforgettable entertainment experience, this is a forum to recognize excellence in American Indian and Indigenous peoples international cinematic achievement, making Red Nation the largest and most prestigious celebration of American Indian motion picture art form in Los Angeles and Indian Country America.

“Red Nation Film Festival & Awards Gala is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers and Native Talent to larger, global mainstream audiences”, President/Founder Joanelle Romero (Pow Wow Highway, American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still be Indian).
“Hollywood has Oscar, Broadway has Tony, Television has the Emmy, and now American Indian has the Red Nation Film Award.”
And the winner is …..
The Red Nation Statuette has positioned itself to become the most recognized American Indian trophy in the world. The Red Nation Film Award of Excellence Statuette is created to honor outstanding moviemaking achievements by American Indian filmmakers and thereby encourage excellence in all facets of motion picture production.


8th Annual Red Nation Film Festival – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema kicks off American Indian Heritage Month with anticipated exclusive features, world premieres, documentaries, star-studded Red is Green carpet events, Awards Gala, Tribute Ceremony, Red Nation FilmLab, experiencing the best of American Indian cinema in the heart of the entertainment capital of the world.

This year’s selection continues to establish new talent and celebrate the diverse cultural expression of USA American Indian, Indigenous Peoples, and Canadian First Nation communities in cinematic new media.

Red Nation Awards Gala is to be broadcast on Red Nation Television Channel (RNTC) on Thanksgiving Day/Week-end. RNTC is the first all native internet television channel EST. 2006.

Honoring Russell Means, to receive the “Oyate Wayanka Po Win Lifetime Achievement Award”. Russell Means and his wife Pearl will be in attendance.

Russell Means an Oglala/Lakota and long time AIM and civil right activist, and Actor. The Washington Post called Means “one of the biggest, baddest, meanest, angriest, most famous American Indian activists of the late twentieth century.” Star of Pocahontas, Last of the Mohicans, Black Cloud, and so many notable films and television appearances.

Michael Jackson to receive Red Nation Humanitarian Award.

Governor Jerry Brown to receive the American Indian Heritage Month Award.

Festival proceeds go toward: Native Youth Matter Ending Youth Suicide on Reservations Red Nation Call to Action: National Awareness Campaign.

For more information on Public screenings, Awards Gala, Cultural Events, full line-up of films, honorees, nominee’s, workshops, panels and details/dates/times/locations visit:

Purchase Tickets on-line:
All programs are open to the general public and will require tickets for admission. Some events are listed as free to public.

Festival Sponsors: CBS Corporation, Disney/ABC, HBO, KCAL 9, NBC Universal, Clear Channel, and many more …. Visit:

Festival Venues:

Simon Wiesenthal Plaza – Peltz Theater
9786 W Pico Boulevard, (southeast corner of Pico Boulevard and Roxbury Drive) Los Angeles, CA 90035

Laemmle Music Hall Theatre
9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Santa Monica Screening Room
1526 14th Street – Suite 102, between Broadway & Colorado in Santa Monica

CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave, Studio City, CA 91604

Film Independent
9911 West Pico Blvd, 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90035

United American Indian Involvement
1125 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s