OPEN TO NATIVE AMERICAN DIRECTORS!
(See NOTE in 'Rules & Terms')
PLEASE! READ GUIDELINES CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING:
First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF Inc) is a grassroots Native American film festival dedicated to showcasing works produced by Native American film and video makers and artists of all skill levels. FNFVF Inc takes place twice a year with a festival in the Spring and Fall in venues across Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

The First Nations Film and Video Festival Inc. advocates for and celebrates the works of Native American film and video that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of contemporary Native American issues and society and to provide an appropriate venue for their works. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.

FESTIVAL GUIDELINES:
The guidelines are simple: DEADLINE is JULY 31, 2017

1) Any film or video of any genre or length may be submitted as long as the Director is enrolled in a U.S. American Indian tribe or of Native American/Indigenous American descent. (Producers or Distributors may submit on the Director’s behalf.) See note below.

2) All submitted film MUST be made within the last five (5) years. This year we are accepting films made after January 2012.

And that’s it. Remember, there is NO ENTRY FEE for submitting films to the First Nations Film and Video Festival.

NOTE: The First Nations Film and Video Festival considers "Native American", "Indigenous American" and "American Indian" to include people of heritage or enrolled with the indigenous peoples/tribes of the United States, North, Central, and South America, including Canada and Mexico. To protect Native American first-voice and self-representation, the person with primary creative control (Director) must be of U.S. Native/Indigenous American heritage or an enrolled member of a tribe of U.S. Indians.

Do NOT list your name, nationality, a name of a non-existent tribe, or a Native American Organization in the "Tribal Affiliation" field below. We do research tribal names/recognized tribes and if we cannot find a tribal name, we consider the application "incomplete". Also, involvement or paid membership with a Native American Organization does not constitute "Tribal Enrollment".

All FNFVF events are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but the hosting venue may ask patrons for a donation on their own behalf to cover event costs. FNFVF, Inc. makes no money on the screening of your films. We simply work to put your works on screen in front of an audience.

Please note the information about the FNFVF Archive in "Rules and Terms" below and our use of your films for free educational screenings (with your permission).

We look forward to seeing your works and helping you find an audience. Thank you for your support of the First Nations Film and Video Festival.

Rules & Terms

FESTIVAL GUIDELINES:
The guidelines are simple: DEADLINE is JULY 31, 2017

1) Any film or video of any genre or length may be submitted as long as the Director is enrolled in a U.S. American Indian tribe or of Native American/Indigenous American descent. (Producers or Distributors may submit on the Director’s behalf.) See note below.

2) All submitted film MUST be made within the last five (5) years. This year we are accepting films made after January 2012.

And that’s it. Remember, there is NO ENTRY FEE for submitting films to the First Nations Film and Video Festival.

NOTE: The First Nations Film and Video Festival considers "Native American", "Indigenous American" and "American Indian" to include people of heritage or enrolled with the indigenous peoples/tribes of the United States, North, Central, and South America, including Canada and Mexico. To protect Native American first-voice and self-representation, the person with primary creative control (Director) must be of U.S. Native/Indigenous American heritage or an enrolled member of a tribe of U.S. Indians.

Do NOT list your name, nationality, a name of a non-existent tribe, or a Native American Organization in the "Tribal Affiliation" field below. We do research tribal names/recognized tribes and if we cannot find a tribal name, we consider the application "incomplete". Also, involvement or paid membership with a Native American Organization does not constitute "Tribal Enrollment".

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING:
I, the applicant, by submitting this online application form do understand that First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc, if accepted, will; screen my work, promote the screening of my work via their website, press materials, social networking, and

I grant First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc permission to screen my work for public audiences and to use my work (whole or in part) and any images from for promotional and educational purposes, and

I understand that First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc will NOT charge any admissions fees for nor make any profit from the screening of my work, that all their screening events are free and open to the public, and

I also understand that while First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc does not charge admissions, that any hosting venues may ask for donations on behalf of their own 501c3 to cover staff costs for the event, and

I understand that I will submit a copy of, or a link to my film, submit a press kit or provide a link to an EPK, images, bio pic and to make known my availability for attending any screening, and that I am clear as to the dates of the festival, and

I have the necessary clearances, rights, and releases to allow First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. to screen my work publicly, and

In the event I attend a screening or that between now and November 1, 2017, I choose not to have First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc screen or promote my film as part of their festival, I will contact them immediately to withdraw my film and application, and

I understand that First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions, and

I also give notice that by indicating "YES" on this online application for an online submission and by NOT including a self-address, postage-paid envelope to return my film and materials for a physical submission, I grant the First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc permission to include it in their FNFVF Archive and the archive’s intended use, and

I have read, understand, agree to and will comply with the guidelines of the First Nations Film and Video Festival, including the guideline’s definition of “Native American”, and its decision to screen or not screen my work, and do understand this memorandum, and the purpose of the FNFVF Archive.

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    Nadine Arpin

    Sadly Cedar Water Films was not able to attend the festival this year but we were very pleased that Jane & the Wolf was selected as their feature short doc. It is our hope to be in attendance next year. We appreciated all the feedback that we did received from the festival.

    May 2017
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    Narsiesse Paul

    Though I didn't attend, the film festival director was very kind, respectful, and professional to me. He wanted to have as many people see our films as possible. What a great attitude and a class act in my opinion. Thank you First Nations Film and Video Festival for the opportunity.

    May 2017
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    Roger Slagle

    Thank you so very much... this is an awesome festival for our Native people.

    May 2017
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    joseph erb

    ᎣᏍᏓᏛ ᎠᏂᏴᏫ, ᎬᎵᎮᎵᎦ ᎠᎴ ᏩᏙ

    May 2017