2014 American Indian Film Festival
The 39th annual AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL will be presented November 1 – 9, 2014.
The Festival, founded and produced by American Indians, chronicles our integrity as peoples,
artists, and activists. This year, the Festival will once again showcase short films, documentaries,
and features that come from the heart of Indian Country, produced by emerging and established
Indian/NonIndian filmmakers. For many of them, this year’s Festival will be an important
stepping stone to other film festivals, theatrical venues, broadcasts, and webbased markets.
The Festival will open on Saturday, November 1 at the AMC Metreon, 101 4th St, San Francisco, CA. Across the next eight days, the public and visiting filmmakers will be treated to a remarkable lineup of Indian films, with many screenings
followed by conversations with the directors.
The American Indian Film Festival is the world’s longest running exposition of films by and about Native people. We have served and celebrated generations of Indian filmmakers, performing artists and audiences, along the way drawing into the circle Hollywood celebrities, local families with children, industry professionals, student filmmakers, seasoned festivalgoers and newcomers
traveling to San Francisco from across America and abroad, as well as Tribal partners and corporate sponsors who have become baseline Festival audiences and patrons.
The Festival has become a trusted guide to contemporary Indian life. A reliable, celebratory and
empowering event, the Festival’s array of programs films, panel discussions, workshops, receptions, awards show work to replace stereotypes with authentic representations of Native traditions, history and presentday life.
The Festival will close with American Indian Motion Pictures Awards Show on Sunday,
November 9 at the historic Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA. Together, the Festival and Awards Show form the cornerstone of AIFI’s exhibition strategy by providing an opportunity and national venue for emerging and established filmmakers, entertainers, and performing artists to come together, renew their artistic spirit, and share their
gifts. Since the first Awards Show in 1978, the signature event has been a community based circle
in which creative storytellers are showcased and commended for their cinematic achievements.