The Red Nation International Film Festival, which spotlights American Indian and Indigenous cinema, has announced the line-up for its twenty-eighth edition, running November 1-12 in Los Angeles.
The festival, staged by the Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI), will open with Aron Gauder’s animation Four Souls Of Coyote, best feature jury award winner at this year’s Annecy, and Madison Thomas’ post-apocalyptic drama Finality Of Dusk. The festival’s spotlight screenings will include Riley Keough’s and Gina Gammell’s 2022 Cannes Camera D’Or-winning film
Warpony as well as Josh and Rebecca Tickell’s document Common ground which won the Human/Nature Award at this year’s Tribeca Festival. Red Nation’s final night will feature the New Zealand documentary by Nina Nawalowalo A boy called Piano
as well as Morrisa Maltz 2022 drama Killers of The Flower Moon starring Lily Gladstone. Gladstone also features in the festival’s closing-night documentary short, Lily Gladstone : Far Out There from Brooke Pelion Swaney. To coincide the American Film Market from October 31 to November 5, RNCI, the AFM and the AFM have partnered to present Economic development on Native Land a discussion session on November 2 about the importance of filming on Native Land. Joanelle Romero, founder and president of Red Nation, said: “The RNCI Board of Directors is thrilled to share this year’s festival honoring our storytellers with authentic voices”. Romero said that the festival theme for 2023 will be Only One Water. “We are in a climate emergency, and it is urgent to come together through environmental social injustice films and music.”