Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Red Nation Film Festival Award Ceremony: November 8, 2010. CALL FOR ENTRIES. Deadline is October 7th

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RNFF Founder Joanelle Romero and Artist Phillip M. Haozous, at Opening
Night in Santa Fe NM for Red Nation Film Festival “On the Road” the
Unveiling of “Red Nation Film Award of Excellence”

Call for Entries: Red Nation Film Festival

Contact: Christine Padilla
Red Nation Media
Phone: 818. 854. 6078
Photo: Joanelle Romero with Phillip Haozous.
2010 September 13

The Authentic Voice of American Indian Indigenous Cinema

LOS ANGELES –– Red Nation Film Festival – The Prestigious American
Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles is currently seeking film and video
entries for the 7th Annual Red Nation Film Festival.

Red Nation Film Festival is the largest and most prestigious celebration
of the American Indian motion picture art form in Los Angeles in film,
arts, music, television, radio and entertainment, and is recognized
worldwide as the best venue for marketing American Indian & Indigenous
Independent Films & Documentaries, including Native Women in Film &
Television. Red Nation Film Festival is held and part of The American
Indian Heritage Month in the city of Los Angeles, the Entertainment
Capital of the World, the largest American Indian Urban population in the
country and the second largest city in the nation.

This year 2010 - Red Nation Film Festival tapped New Mexico sculptor
artist "Phillip M. Haozous," son of the late Apache sculptor artist Allan
Houser to create and design “The Red Nation Statuette – equivalent to the
Oscar. “The Red Nation Film Award of Excellence” Statuette, will soon
become the most recognized American Indian trophy in the world.

This prestigious Red Nation Film Award will be presented the evening of
November 8, held during Red Nation Film Festival Film Awards & Tribute
Ceremony Red is Green Carpet Gala on Closing Night.

And the WINNER is ….

Previously, Red Nation Film Award winners have been announced on the
internet at Red Nation Film Festival site. This year will be the first Red
Nation Film Awards Ceremony. This ground-breaking historic event is
eagerly anticipated and the suspense of who will receive the first
American Indian Red Nation Film Award of Excellence statuettes, which is
equivalent to the Oscar,
is exciting as it builds and leads up to the night of November 8, 2010.

Films to be entered for competition should be by or about American Indian
and/or Canada First Nations people and/or International Native Indigenous
peoples produced during year 2009-2010. Entry deadline extended October 7,

The major categories for competition are: (1) Documentary Feature, (2)
Documentary Short, (3) Feature Film, (4) Live Short Subject, (5) Music
Video, (6) Animated Short Subject, (7) Environmental Feature, (9)
Environmental Short.

All entries must be accompanied by DVD screener, promotional materials,
including production credits, publicity stills, as well as a film
synopsis, not
to exceed 250 words. Entrants are responsible for all shipping costs to and
from RNFF’s Los Angeles Media Office.

A Film Jury, designated by the Red Nation Film Advisory Board, will screen
entries and issue recommendations to the final program. Films chosen will
be announced at our Red Nation Press Conference held October 2010.
Entrants will be notified of their selection to the 2010 - 7th Annual Red
Nation Film Festival.

At our film festival 2009, RNFF secured an exclusive screening with Summit
Entertainment Pop-Culture feature The Twilight Saga “New Moon.” RNFF - Red
is Green Carpet Gala, a star-studded event the New Moon’s “Wolf Pack” who
joined the audience for our Red Nation FilmLab and Red is Green Carpet.

Each entry must include: Completed entry form; film synopsis; DVD (NTSC)
screener; Signed Regulations Agreement Form; Entry Fee $20.00 (U.S.
Entry fee payable: RED NATION CELEBRATION - 9420 Reseda Blvd, Northridge,
CA 91324

Please check the RNFF website – for entry
application and regulations form.

For more information about RNFF please contact Red Nation Media Office,
Christine Padilla at (818) 854.6078 or email

Red Nation Celebration including Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF) is a
non-profit Media Arts Corporation, founded in 1995. Red Nation
Celebration is dedicated to bringing Native American content and the arts
to the mainstream media and the world by developing partnerships with
leaders of the entertainment industry and Tribal Nations.

Red Nation Film Festival 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 to larger, global mainstream audiences.

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