The 4th annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place July 8-11, 2021 in Pembroke, NC. The festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, with special interest in those from Southeastern American Indian communities and especially members of the Lumbee Tribe of NC.
The Festival features a panel discussion with community organizers, filmmakers and tribe members discussing cultural extraction, cultural appropriation, and other issues faced by indigenous communities and their work within the cultural sector.
"It is beautiful see ourselves in resistance to the attempts to make us invisible. The festival helps make us visible to ourselves and to others through the arts. It is important for us to have our own representation and tell our own stories." said Festival Director Kim Pevia.
The Lumbee Film Festival is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of NC and the Cucalorus Film Foundation.
Lumbee Film Festival supports the growth of independent filmmaking in the American Indian community. Stay tuned for more info about awards at this year's festival.
American Indian filmmakers can submit narrative, documentary or experimental films of any length or genre to the festival by April 22, 2021. Only films directed or co-directed by individuals who identify as American Indian, Native American, or Indigenous and are members of a tribe may apply. Do not apply if you do not identify as an American Indian, Native American, or Indigenous North American.