The 3rd annual Sarasota Native American Film Festival will take place from April 29th until May 6th, 2022. The program will showcase films that speak to the Native American/Indigenous Peoples experience in America and feature relevant panels, educational seminars, and live Q&As.

The festival will be presented both live in-person in Sarasota, Florida and virtually.

The festival is a collaborative project between the Sarasota Film Festival, a world-renowned 24-year-old film festival, and the Boxser Diversity Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. We are also in partnership with educational and cultural organizations such as the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum of Seminole culture and history as well as the Native Reel Cinema Fest.

Best Short Film

Best Feature Film

Audience Award

additional awards also being considered

The films we are looking for must be made by Native American filmmakers or with significant Native American creative involvement and feature themes relevant to the life of the Native American community.

The films have to be completed in 2020, 2021, or 2022.