CHICAGO — The First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF, Inc.) is now seeking film submissions for its spring 2014 Festival.
Native filmmakers are invited to submit films or videos of any length for inclusion. In addition to promoting films and videos from first–time filmmakers, the festival organizers are hoping to screen films from multiple genres and especially encourage submissions in the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres.
There is no fee to enter films or videos to the First Nations Film and Video Festival and all screenings are free and open to the public. Dedicated to providing a venue for the long-overlooked Native American voice in media since it began in 1990, the First Nations Film and Video Festival is the only festival that deals exclusively with Native American filmmakers of all skill levels. This year’s festival is set to take place May 1st through the 10th, 2014 at various venues across Chicago.
The mission of First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. is to advocate for and celebrate the films and videos of Native Americans that break racial and cultural stereotypes and promote awareness of contemporary Native American issues and society. Native American artists must direct all films submitted. Deadline for submissions for the spring festival is March 30, 2014.
Festival screenings will include question and answer discussions facilitated by the festival director and organizers. Native American filmmakers are invited and encouraged to attend the festival to present and discuss their work.
Specific dates and venues will be announced soon. Visit the First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. web site at www.fnfvf.org for more information, to pick up a submission application.
Ernest M. Whiteman III