Published August 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO –– The American Indian Film Institute is currently seeking film and video entries for the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival. As the nation’s oldest and most prestigious venue for American Indian film arts and entertainment, the American Indian Film Festival is the world’s longest-running exposition showcasing independent films of U.S. American Indians and First Nations peoples of Canada. For the last 40 years, AIFI has served and celebrated generations of Indian filmmakers, performing artists and audiences, with the best of the most current Indian Cinema while drawing into the circle of Hollywood celebrities, industry professionals, student filmmakers, seasoned festival-goers and newcomers traveling to San Francisco from near and far.
The 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival will be presented November 4 – 12 in San Francisco, and will conclude Saturday, November 12 with its annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show (AIMPAS) and will be broadcasted in selected cities.
MAJOR CATEGORIES FOR COMPETITION: Documentary Feature • Documentary Short • Feature Film • Live Short Subject • Music Video • Animated Short •Public Service • Industrial
Films to be entered for competition should be of or about USA American Indian and First Nation Peoples of Canada and produced during year 2015-2016. Entry deadline is August 19, 2016.Entry forms are available at the AIFI website – www.aifisf.com. Please mail all submissions to 2940 16th Street, Suite 304, San Francisco, California 94103, Attn: AIFF41 Submission.
Winning films entered into the competitive sector of the festival will be announced at the American Indian Motion Picture Awards, an evening of entertainment, recognition, and acknowledgement while recognizing and honoring outstanding Indian cinematic accomplishments. The annual film festival and American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show are produced by AIFI Founder and President Michael Smith and draws an audience of nearly 5,000 and an Awards Show Broadcast of over 25,000. Delivering the latest in American Indian cinema and music, audience members arrive with great anticipation in an event not to miss.