SWAIA Moving Images Classification X Names 2016 Short Film Winners

santa fe film 0816The 16th annual Native Cinema Showcase, a collaboration between SWAIA and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), returns to Santa Fe

Published August 20, 2016

SANTA FE – Moving Images Classification X, SWAIA’s newest juried classification, announces this year’s winning submissions.

“This year we had 40 short film entries,” said Moving Images Classification X Manager, Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet), “and a wonderful panel of judges including: Cherilyn Barnard, Pierre Barrera, Sam Haozous, Georgina Lightning, Kaaren Ochoa, Jacques Paisner, JoAnn Balzer, and Maura Dhu Studi.”

This year’s Best of Class short film winners are:

  • Animated Short:
    Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), Walk in Dreams
  • Documentary Short:
    Kyle Bell (Thlopthlocco Tribal Town), Dig It If You Can
  • Experimental Short:
    Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk), Jáaji Approx.
  • Narrative Short:
    Razelle Benally (Dine’/Oglala), I Am Thy Weapon
  • Feature and Best of Class:
    Jordan Dresser (Northern Arapaho), Julianna Brannum (Comanche), Mat Hames
    What Was Ours
  • Music Video:
    A Tribe Called Red (First Nations), We Are Halluci-Nation
  • Youth Winners:
    First Place (ages 10-13)
    Kateri Daffron (Wichita, Kiowa), Itsy Bitsy SpiderFirst Place (ages 14-17)
    Adelita (Zonnie) Tsosie (Picuris), Imprint

On Friday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., SWAIA’s Moving Image Classification X short film winners will present public screenings at The New Mexico History Museum’s auditorium, located at 113 Lincoln Avenue, just off the plaza.

Q&A sessions, moderated by Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet), will be held with attending winners of Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, Experimental Short, Feature and Youth Division categories.

For additional information about the Native Cinema Showcase and a full list of events visit: http://nmai.si.edu/ncs/

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