Native American Film + Video Festival

The Native American Film + Video Festival was founded in 1979 to present productions by and about Native communities throughout North, Central, and South America, and Hawai'i. The Festival expanded over the years, from screening thirty films in in its early years to a hundred films, representing every region of the Americas and Hawai'i, in 2011. Featuring selections by teams of Native American filmmakers and cultural activists and the staff of the NMAI Film & Video Center, the Festival has brought to New York filmmakers from more than 250 tribal nations and communities to introduce and discuss their works. Although the Festival is currently on hiatus, its goals are still at the heart of the Film & Video Center's work.

A comprehensive article on the history of the Native American Film + Video Festival, 1979–2011, is available in Native Media Topics.

Information related to past festivals was correct at the time of each festival, but may have changed. For more recent information about titles and people, visit the Film & Media Catalog.

2011 Native American
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2009 Native American
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2006 Native American
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2003 Native American
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2000 Native American
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1997 Native American
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1995 Native American
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