The NatiVisions Film Festival offers Native American actors, filmmakers, writers, directors an opportunity to present their current work. Over the past 15 years we have created a very successful festival to present to the area reaching people throughout the United States.

Included every year, several Native-made movies that feature Q&A’s with Native American filmmakers.

Film screenings are free and open to all

Screenings are held at the Bluewater Cinemas located in the Bluewater Resort & Casino. Along the Colorado River.

Best Short Film
Best Feature Film

1) Entries must be by/or have a Native American/First Nation/Indigenous artist involved in the project (Please include tribal affiliation).

2) We accept films made by non-Native American filmmaker but the films must be Native American themed.

3) Works must be made within the past two years

4) Films in languages other than English with English subtitles will be accepted for consideration as long as they fit criteria #1.

Overall Rating
  • Joey Clift

    Great festival! Super communicative, good people, great screenings!

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much for the great review! we look forward to future projects screening here!

  • Ginew Benton

    I had a great time at NativeVisions Film Festival. The intimate setting but high quality films and film makers made for great networking without feeling like you’re competing for attention or “selling yourself.” You can jut be yourself and Everyone had their time to shine. I’m excited to submit further work to this festival in the future.

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    We thank you for attending this year and allowing us to screen your awesome project! We look forward to future screenings of your work!

  • Rodrick Pocowatchit

    Enthusiastic crowds, beautiful scenery and nice theatre venue. And the people are extremely nice.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Rod for your participation this year. We've always appreciated you visiting us throughout the years. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Ralphina Hernandez

    Great festival! My gratitude and thanks to all who made this a wonderful experience for filmmakers and attendees. I am very grateful I attended.

    October 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words. It was great being allowed to screen your film. You're welcome back anytime.

  • I was unable to attend but festivals like NatiVisions Film Festival are sorely needed. In this media world where it is difficult for Native peoples own their own voice, their own culture, their own stories and representations, fests by Natives for Natives become so very important and I am proud to have had my film "The Final Meeting" among the selections.

    As the Director of the First Nations Film and Video Festival in Chicago, it is awesome to see such film festivals across the country also dedicated to first-voice and self-representation in media and film.

    Great communications and clear guidelines. I hope submit more films to NatiVisions Film Festival.

    January 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Ernest it was great to screen your film at our festival