Published January 28, 2016
CHICAGO — The First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF, Inc.) is announcing its annual “call for entries” for its Spring 2016 First Nations Film and Video Festival, taking place May 1 – 10, 2016.
The film festival will take place at various venues across Chicago and beyond, with venues at Northwestern University, the Comfort Station in Logan Square and many more. New screening locations will be announced as they are confirmed.
The call for entries opens February 1 and runs through March 15. There is a new online application, via Film Freeway, as well as access to a paper form on the festival website.
“We were very pleased with the increase of applicants through the online application and this bodes well for the number of applicants this year as word of our new online application on Film Freeway spreads,” says FNFVF Director Ernest M Whiteman III.
In addition to its two annual festival, FNFVF Inc also offers an Educational Component for the classroom and event programming, which includes a presentation on Native Americans in media and screening of short films. The Education Program can be tailored to various-sized classrooms, public events, conference programming and more. FNFVF also programs a roaming screening event, entitled “The Other 51%: Native American Women Directors” this program showcases films directed by Native American women which can be booked through the festival. To book either the Educational Program or “The Other 51%” feel free to visit the official website or on the festival’s Facebook page at: “FNFVF.Inc”
All FNFVF Inc. programs are free and open to the public. Dedicated to providing an appropriate venue for the long-overlooked Native American voice in media, the First Nations Film and Video Festival is the only festival that deals exclusively with Native American filmmakers of all skill levels for more than 20 years.
Visit the First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. website at www.fnfvf.org for more information and to see times and film listings. Or contact our festival director Ernest M Whiteman III at [email protected] We thank you for your years of support!
Ernest M. Whiteman III
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