The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) proudly presents the 31st annual American Indian Film Festival, November 3-11, 2006. As the nation's most dominant outlet for Native American films, the American Indian Film Festival will feature ground-breaking films and documentaries of USA American Indian and Canada First Nation communities. Over seventy new films, documentaries to short and long form narratives will be screened.
The 2006 American Indian Film Festival will be a nine-day presentation with an expected attendance of over 5,000. The Film Festival takes place at two select theatre venues in San Francisco. The Landmarks Lumiere Theater, 1572 California Street, will hold screenings November 3-8 and then move to The Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon St. @ Bay St, from November 9 -11.
AIFI's Tribal Touring Program, a Native youth film workshop program supported by tribal host partners, will also be screening 24 youth POV films on Friday Nov. 10 at the Palace of Fine Arts. AIFI's Tribal Touring Program youth showcase include: United Auburn Indian Community, Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
The American Indian Film Festival will also be offering two film workshops during the nine-day venue. The Festival workshops will be bringing award-winning, industry professionals to San Francisco to teach, inspire and share their knowledge with the next generation of filmmakers. The topics will include film music composition and entertainment law.
The highly-anticipated Annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show, showcasing the exceptional talent of Native American artists, will be held on Saturday November 11, 2006 @ the Palace of Fine Arts. Fourteen prestigious awards will be given and the awards show will have live entertainment including comedy and music. The line-up will feature performances by established and emerging Native artists and performers.