Orgs

SÁMI FILM FESTIVAL | Guovdageaidnu, Norway

Passing on stories through film is important to our community which lacks a written narrative tradition. Our oral storytelling tradition is a unique starting point for us in the attempt to create an arena for the development of Sami film. We want our directors to rediscover their roots –to learn from the talented local narrators and their sense of drama, suspense, irony and metaphors. We show quality films; productions that have left their mark on film festivals around the world. Many of them have never been shown in Europe before. We are also very proud to have the world’s only snow scooter drive-in ice-cinema, which gives the ultimate arctic film experience! This year the ice-cinema is located outside Thon Hotell Kautokeino. We wish you all a warm welcome to the Sami Film Festival, held in Norway’s largest Sami municipality, Guovdageaidnu/Kautokeino! 29th-31th of April 2010. Visit their website @ www.samifilmfestival.no

Read more about the Sámi Film Festival @ BBC.co.uk website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3603665.stm

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FILM + VIDEO CENTER, SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN | New York, NY – USA

The Film and Video Center (FVC) of the National Museum of the American Indian is a unique national center for Native American and indigenous film and media. Through its screenings and information services, it provides the public with in-depth access to film and other media produced by and about indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere and Hawai’i. The FVC’s offices are located in the museum’s George Gustav Heye Center in New York City.

The FVC organizes a variety of local, national, and international screening programs, both independently and in partnership with other Native and film organizations. Major programs include: Native American Film and Video Festival (biennial), New York;  Native Cinema Showcase (annual), Santa Fe; At the Movies series (monthly), New York; Animation Celebration! (annual), New York. The FVC also presents daily screenings for children and the general public, touring video showcases, and other special programs. The FVC staff provides information services on-site in New York, by email and through the Internet. The Center produces the Native Networks Website (www.nativenetworks.si.edu), which contains in-depth information about Native film, mediamakers, and media organizations. The FVC also maintains an extensive study collection of indigenous productions, housed in New York and available for viewing by appointment. Visit the FVC @ their Website: http://nativenetworks.si.edu
(Para informacíon en Español dirigise hace www.redesindígenas.si.edu).

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AICCM Visitor Center, photo by Kimberly Rodriguez

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM | Oklahoma City, OK – USA

In 1994, the Oklahoma Legislature created the Native American Cultural and Educational Authority, a state agency authorized to construct and operate a Cultural Center and Museum for the purpose of generating awareness and understanding of the history of tribes and their relationship to Oklahoma today. The NACEA has made tremendous progress toward realization of the American Indian Cultural Center (AICCM). Phase 1 construction is complete, an institutional and implementation plan have commenced.

NACEA Mission Statement: To create an awareness and understanding for all people of the Oklahoma American Indian cultures and heritage. NACEA Founding Statement: The NACEA will collaborate with state, tribal federal, city and, county governments; as well as educational and cultural organizations to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation among all people of the diverse American Indian cultures of Oklahoma. AICCM Mission Statement: To serve as a living center for cultural expression promoting awareness and understanding for people regarding Oklahoma American Indian cultures and heritage. AICCM Vision: Living Center for Contemporary American Indian Culture, Communicate the story of American Indians in Oklahoma,  Center for the Study of American Indian Culture and History. Visit AICCM on the Internet @ http://www.aiccm.org/

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CIRCLE CINEMA | Tulsa, OK – USA

Tulsa’s only non-profit, independent movie theatre, showing independent, documentary, and foreign films.  Circle Cinema’s mission is to use film to foster understanding and appreciation of the diversity of the human experience, and create community among the viewers in the restored historic Circle Cinema. The Circle Cinema Foundation works to fulfill this mission with several programs:  Current documentaries, independent and foreign films;  Film premieres of locally produced and directed films;  Film festivals;  Films co-sponsored by Tulsa non-profit organizations for their audiences; Films created by filmmaking classes – high school and college; Events which include film, speakers, and audience involvement.  Visit Circle Cinema on the Web @ www.circlecinema.com

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