Published October 20, 2015
CHICAGO — The First Nations Film and Video Festival is seeking indigenous filmmakers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America for entries for its film festival begins Monday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. at Northwestern University and will be at other locations in metropolitan Chicago.
The festival continues on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, then returns to the Logan Square area at the Comfort Station with an 8:00 p.m. event on Wednesday, November 4. Then, the fall festival wraps up the the Citlalin Gallery in Pilsen with a double program beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7th.
This year, in an effort to reach more filmmakers, FNFVF Inc used a new online application and received one feature film and 16 short films to be shown at elected venues.
“Our festival is about celebrating Natives speaking for themselves and producing media that speaks with their own voice. Since Native American-produced media makes up only a fraction of all total media made in the US and Canada, FNFVF Inc feels it is to the best interest of the Native filmmakers themselves to promote their films and work hard to get them a venue and an audience for their unique pieces,” states FNFVF Director Ernest M Whiteman III,
First Nations Film and Video Festival events are free and open to the public. FNFVF is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. For more information visit www.fnfvf.org.