the Best of Native American Feature, Documentary, and Short Films
NE: Vision Maker Media is proud to announce its biggest film festival
yet--the Fifth Biennial Vision Maker Film Festival. Being held Friday,
March 14 through Thursday, March 20 in the Nebraska cities of Lincoln,
Omaha, and Kearney, the Festival will showcase over 40 works by Native
To open the Festival, a special screening of Injunuity with
director/producer Adrian Baker will be taking place at KANEKO in
Omaha on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public
with free admission (register now to attend).
The opening reception is on Friday, March 14 and will be held
at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Van Brunt Visitors Center
(313 N. 13th St.) at 5 p.m. A music performance by The Delbert Anderson
Trio and hors d'oeuvres sponsored by NET (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications)
will give way to two highly anticipated screenings followed by Q&A's
at The Ross--Injunuity, 7 p.m., with director/producer Adrian Baker,
and Winter in the Blood, 8 p.m., with actor Chaske Spencer of Twilight-saga
fame and director Alex Smith.
We're excited to announce that this year's Festival will feature
two special film blocks: Young Warriors (ages 12-25) and Women Warriors
(in honor of Women's History Month). A special children and families'
screening will feature films for grades K-6. Native filmmakers and
leaders will present their films and conduct workshops that will
provide both educational opportunities that will benefit teachers,
students, the general public, and Natives in the community.
Throughout the week-long screenings in Lincoln, more than a
dozen Native guest speakers who were involved with the films being
showcased will be in attendance including:
- Adrian Baker (Hopi) | INJUNUITY
- Chaske Spencer (Lakota) | WINTER IN THE BLOOD & SHOUTING
- Robin Poor Bear (Oglala Lakota) | KIND HEARTED WOMAN
- Jeremy & Jerome Thompson (Onandaga) | THE MEDICINE GAME
- Princella Parker (Omaha) | NATIVE DAUGHTERS II
- Rebekka Schlichting (Iowa Tribe of KS & NE) | VARIOUS
- Valerie Red-Horse (Cherokee/Sioux) | WILMA MANKILLER
- Tina Garnanez (Navajo) | YELLOW FEVER
- Sydney Freeland (Navajo) | DRUNKTOWN'S FINEST
- Cecilia Fire Thunder (Oglala Lakota) | YOUNG LAKOTA
- Florentine Blue Thunder (Sicangu Lakota) | ACROSS THE CREEK
For ticket pricing and Festival passes, visit theross.org.
For a complete Festival schedule, visit visionmakermedia.org/festival.
Vision Maker Media shares Native stories with the world that
represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians
and Alaska Natives. Founded in 1977, Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit
501(c)(3) which receives major funding from the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting, nurtures creativity for development of new
projects, partnerships, and funding. Vision Maker Media is the premier
source for quality Native American and Pacific Islander educational
and home videos. All aspects of our programs encourage the involvement
of young people to learn more about careers in the media--to be
the next generation of storytellers. Located at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, we offer student employment and internships. For
more information, visit www.visionmakermedia.org.
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Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund.