The 2nd annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place May 16-17, 2019 at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator in Pembroke, NC. The festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States.

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 wonderful to have an opportunity for the community to come for free to see films made for and by American Indians, amplifying our voices, our challenges and our accomplishments,” said Festival Director Kim Pevia.

The Lumbee Film Festival is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of NC, Cucalorus Film Foundation, and the NC Arts Council.

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 March 13, 2019. Only films directed or co-directed by individuals who identify as American Indian, Native American, or Indigenous North Americans may apply. Do not apply if you do not identify as an American Indian, Native American, or Indigenous North American.

Overall Rating
  • Joseph Clift

    I can't recommend this fest enough. They were very communicative, helpful and it was a great fest all around. Definitely submit to this!

    June 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for everything and more, Joseph!! We can't wait to see what you do next!