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Inspired By: Sydney Freeland On C.S. Lewis, Casablanca, and Drunktown’s Finest

Posted Apr 18, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Inspired By: Sydney Freeland On C.S. Lewis, Casablanca, and Drunktown's Finest

Director Sydney Freeland's tenacity to make Drunktown's Finest was born from a misguided news story. After seeing her hometown…

Tune In to FNX Television for Native Program-Supported Short Films

Posted Mar 13, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Tune In to FNX Television for Native Program-Supported Short Films

On January 30th The First Nations Experience (FNX) Network premiered Native Shorts Presented by Sundance Institute’s Native…

Sundance Institute’s Native American and Indigenous Program Kicks off its 20th Anniversary

Posted Feb 12, 2014, by Sundance Institute

Native American and Indigenous Program Kicks off its 20th Anniversary at the Sundance Film Festival

During the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute’s Native American & Indigenous Program kicked off its 20th

Previewing the Native Film Presence at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Posted Jan 6, 2014, by Bird Runningwater, Director, Native and Indigenous Program

4 Films Round Out an Eclectic Native Presence at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

This year marks 20 years of the formal existence of the Sundance Institute Native American and Indigenous Program and the…

5 Questions For Ty Coughenour

Posted May 24, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

5 Questions For NativeLab Fellow Ty Coughenour

This week, four filmmaking Fellows take their short film projects to the homelands of the Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico…

5 Questions For Native Hawaiian Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai

Posted May 22, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

5 Questions For Native Hawaiian Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai

This week, four filmmaking Fellows take their short film projects to the homelands of the Mescalero Apache Tribe in New Mexico…

Native Artists’ Growth in 2012 Yields Representation at the 2013 Festival

Posted Jan 7, 2013, by Bird Runningwater, Director, Native American and Indigenous Program

Native Artists See Growth in 2012, Representation at the 2013 Festival

The world of Native American and Indigenous cinema saw exceptional growth in 2012. Along with the rise of producers and women…

Experiencing the Native Summit and FILM FORWARD in Oklahoma

Posted Sep 19, 2012, by Sterlin Harjo, Filmmaker

Experiencing the Native Summit and FILM FORWARD in Oklahoma

Before 2001, I had almost no idea what Sundance was, other than a prestigious film festival that happened in the mountains of…

Starting Over

Posted Aug 22, 2012, by Brooke Swaney, 2012 NativeLab Fellow

Starting Over

I felt like I was back in Montana, only cast in a burnt-sienna type of light and a lot drier and warmer and with delicious…

Native Lab Fellow Aurora Guerrero Reflects on a frenetic Festival

Posted May 14, 2012, by Aurora Guerrero, director, Mosquita y Mari

Native Lab Fellow Aurora Guerrero Reflects on a Frenetic Festival

It's been months since premiering Mosquita y Mari at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and I think I'm still in a daze over the…

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