14th Native Spirit Festival Digital Edition 12th October— 12th November 2020
#NSFF14 includes a new strand and launch of microIndigenous showcase, established with microMania Film Festival, Buffalo NY, and created for filmmakers to showcase their talents and storytelling skills in 5 minutes and under. https://www.micromaniafilmfest.com
email firstname.lastname@example.org for WAIVER CODE
Delivery: HD video .mov or .mp4 not exceeding 5GB. 1920 x 1080
Film still / poster in horizontal format 1920 x 1080
Native Spirit Festival is the UK's first and only annual Independent festival to promote Indigenous Filmmakers, Media and Artists, now with increasing focus on Narrative and Visual Sovereignty. The festival is part of Native Spirit Foundation, founded in 2005 by Mapuche leader Freddy Trequil to promote knowledge and awareness of Indigenous cultures and longer term projects supporting Community-run education in Native Schools. Freddy states "All the [activists] have come to the conclusion that one objective of making video, radio and television is for the other culture to know us. It is necessary to create a bridge to share our culture in an educational form, without losing our identity."
All styles of film welcome - Experimental, SciFi, Comedy, Horror, Music, Dance, Animation, Spoken Word...
We don't prescribe fixed themes, but are on the lookout for films relating to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage to America.
and more importantly, to the official Indigenous responses led by Cannupa Hanska Luger and all artists working with him:
Previous Native Spirit programmes: https://issuu.com/nativespirituk/docs/brochure_lo__native_spirit_festival
Native Spirit is a non-competitive festival
PLEASE RESPECTFULLY TAKE NOTE: Native Spirit's priority is to present Indigenous Filmmakers, Mediamakers and Artists.
IMPORTANT: To be eligible for submission, an Indigenous person must have a designated key creative role as director, producer, screenwriter. This must be clearly stated in the Custom Form and Synopsis.
Non-English language films must have English subtitles hardcoded to your video file to be eligible.
All media submitted to Native Spirit Festival will be considered by the Festival’s selection team. Films are selected on the basis that the values presented align with that of Native Spirit Foundation’s work. Native Spirit Festival is a charitable project and therefore a non-commercial festival run by dedicated volunteers.
Submitted Films may also be invited to screen at Native Spirit Taiwan (must have Mandarin subtitles) and/or at Outreach events in UK.