The following is a list of Indigenous film/media arts festivals and other festivals that have shown strong, consistent support of Indigenous cinema. Please visit each festival directly for details on their dates, eligibility, and policies. If you know of an Indigenous media arts festival that is not on this list - or you have updated information - we'd love to know. Please contact us at info@imaginenative.org. 

This list was initiated by information provided by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American's Indian's Native Networks initiative.

CANADA

ASINABKA FILM & MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Ottawa, ON
www.asinabkafestival.org

COWICHAN INTERNATIONAL ABORIGINAL FILM FESTIVAL
Duncan, BC
aff.cowichan.net

DREAMSPEAKERS FILM FESTIVAL
Edmonton, AB
www.dreamspeakers.org

imagineNATIVE FILM + MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Toronto, ON
www.imagineNATIVE.org

mispon: A CELEBRATION OF INDIGENOUS FILMMAKING
Regina, SK
misponfestival.com

PRÉSENCE AUTOCHTONE MONTRÉAL FIRST PEOPLES FESTIVAL
Montréal, QC
www.nativelynx.qc.ca

VANCOUVER INDIGENOUS MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL
Vancouver, BC
www.vimaf.com

WINNIPEG ABORIGINAL FILM FESTIVAL
Winnipeg, MB
waff.ca

ALIANAIT ARTS FESTIVAL
Iqaluit, Nunavut
http://www.alianait.ca

 

USA

AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
San Francisco, CA, USA
www.aifisf.com

AUGSBURG COLLEGE NATIVE AMERICAN FILM SERIES
Minneapolis, MN, USA
www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/

BIG SKY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Missoula, MT, USA
www.bigskyfilmfest.org

CALIFORNIA'S AMERICAN INDIAN & INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL (formerly SAN DIEGO AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL)
San Marcos, CA, USA
www.caiiff.com

CINE LAS AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Austin, TX, USA
www.cinelasamericas.org

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
Washington, D.C., USA
www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org

FIRST NATIONS | FIRST FEATURES: A SHOWCASE OF WORLD INDIGENOUS FILM AND MEDIA
New York and Washington, D.C., USA
www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2005/fnff

HAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Honolulu, HI, USA
www.hiff.org

INDIGENOUS FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Denver, CO, USA
www.iiirm.org

INDIGENOUS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Anchorage, AK, USA
www.alaskanative.net/en/main-nav/events/indigenous-world-film-festival

LA SKINS FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.laskinsfest.com

MARGARET MEAD FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
New York, NY, USA
www.amnh.org/mead

NATIVE AMERICAN FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL
New York, NY, USA
nmai.si.edu/explore/film-media/festival

NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE
Santa Fe, NM, USA
Information:  fvc@si.edu

NATIVE CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL AND SYMPOSIUM
Norman, OK, USA
cas.ou.edu/native-crossroads

NATIVE EYES FILM SHOWCASE
Tucson, AZ, USA
www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/public/native_eyes

NATIVE FILMFEST
Palm Springs, CA, USA
www.accmuseum.org/Film-Festival

NMAI'S AT THE MOVIES SERIES/NEW YORK
New York, NY, USA
nmai.si.edu/explore/film-video/programs/

NMAI'S DINNER & A MOVIE SERIES/WASHINGTON, D.C.
Washington, D.C., USA
nmai.si.edu/explore/film-video/programs/

RED FORK NATIVE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Tulsa, OK, USA
www.facebook.com/redforknaff

RED NATION FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARD SHOW
Northridge, CA, USA
rednationfilmfestival.com

SAPATQ’AYN CINEMA: NATIVE AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Moscow, ID, USA
Websitepages.uidaho.edu/sapaatkayncinema/

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
Park City, UT, USA
www.sundance.org

 

MEXICO, CENTRAL + SOUTH AMERICA

CLACPI FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE Y VIDEO DE LOS PUEBLOS INDÍGENAS/ INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Biennial in rotating Latin American countries. Organized by CLACPI – Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Cine y Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas
www.clacpi.org

CUMBRE CONTINENTAL DE COMUNICACIÓN INDÍGENA DEL ABYA YALA/ABYA YALA SUMMIT MEETING ON INDIGENOUS COMMUNICATION
Biennial in different countries of Latin America
www.comunicacionesabyayala.org

DERHUMALC | FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE DERECHOS HUMANOS/INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL
Buenos Aires, Argentina
www.imd.org.ar/festival

ENCUENTRO HISPANOAMERICANO DE CINE Y VIDEO DOCUMENTAL INDEPENDIENTE: CONTRA EL SILENCIO TODAS LAS VOCES
Tlalpan, D.F., Mexico
encuentroviii.contraelsilencio.org

FESTIVAL DE CINE DE LOS PUEBLOS INDÍGENAS
Chaco, Argentina
festivaldecineindigenaenchaco.blogspot.com/2010/01/indigenous-peoples-film-festival.html

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE MORELIA
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
www.moreliafilmfest.com

MICIV | INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM SHOWCASE OF VENEZUELA
Maracaibo, Venezuela
miciv.blogspot.ca/2014/02/miciv-international-indigenous-film.html

PREMIO ANACONDA
Biennial in rotating Latin American countries. Organized by CLACPI – Coordinadora Latinoamericano de Cine y Comunicación de los Pueblos Indígenas
www.clacpi.org

 

EUROPE

BERLINALE/BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin, Germany
www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/sektionen_sonderveranstaltungen/native/index.html

DELLIE MAA | SAPMI INDIGENOUS FILM & ART FESTIVAL
Tärnaby & Umeå, Sweden
www.delliemaa.com

FESTIVAL CINE ALTER’NATIF
Nanterre, France
www.delaplumealecran.org

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D’AMIENS
Amiens, France
www.filmfestamiens.org

INDIANER INUIT: NORTH AMERICAN NATIVE FILM FESTIVAL
Stuttgart, Germany
www.nordamerika-filmfestival.com

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM
Rotterdam, Netherlands
www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com

INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN
Oberhausen, Germany
www.kurzfilmtage.de

INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMTAGE WINTERTHUR
Winterthur, Switzerland
www.kurzfilmtage.ch

NATIVE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL
London, UK
www.nativespiritfoundation.org

ORIGINS: FESTIVAL OF FIRST NATIONS
Enfield, UK
originsfestival.bordercrossings.org.uk

RED ROCKS ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL - FILM SHOWCASE
Zagreb, Croatia
cas.hr/red-rocks-arts-crafts-festival-2014

SKÁBMAGOVAT: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ FILM AND TV PRODUCTION FESTIVAL
Inari, Finland
www.skabmagovat.fi

 

AUSTRALIA + AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

BOOMERANG FESTIVAL
Tyagarah, Australia
www.boomerangfestival.com.au

CORROBOREE SYDNEY FESTIVAL
Walsh Bay, Australia
www.corroboreesydney.com.au

HOMEGROUND FESTIVAL
Sydney, Australia
www.sydneyoperahouse.com/about/homeground.aspx

MĀORILAND FILM FESTIVAL
Otaki, Aotearoa New Zealand
www.maorilandfilm.co.nz

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Melbourne, Australia
miff.com.au

SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
Sydney, Australia
www.sff.org.au

SOLID SCREEN FESTIVAL
Queensland, Australia
http://solidscreen.com.au

WAIROA MAORI FILM FESTIVAL
Wairoa, Aotearoa New Zealand
www.kiaora.tv

WINDA FILM FESTIVAL
Sydney, Australia
www.windafilmfest.com

ASIA + SOUTH PACIFIC

FIFO | OCEANIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Tahiti, French Polynesia
en.fifo-tahiti.com

NEPAL INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL
Kathmandu, Nepal
www.ifanepal.org.np

TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM FESTIVAL
Nanking, Taipei, Taiwan
www.tieff.sinica.edu.tw

YAKUTSK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Yakutsk, Sakha, Russia
www.facebook.com/pages/Yakutsk-International-Film-Festival/737564432927187