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Vision Maker Media will be part of NATIVe – Indigenous Cinema, a market stand at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. It showcases market-ready feature films by Indigenous artists from around the world.
Along with our premiere of Words from a Bear, the 2019 Sundance Film Festival was a hot stop for thriving and upcoming Indigenous filmmakers, in Park City, Utah. This year, Sundance featured eight Indigenous Films, in addition to events that focused...
The release dates for these films are approaching fast. Get the latest on our closest films to broadcast.
As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, this begins the season of storytelling for many Native American Tribes. Native people are storytellers. For generations, our ancestors passed our Indigenous culture on to us through stories shared...
Once again we want to thank Vision Maker Media for their support of ALMOST AN ISLAND. Last week VMM sent ISLAND producer Sharon Wahl to L.A. -- Hollywood! -- to attend a conference put on by the International Documentary Association.
Native filmmakers from Buffalo Nickel Creative (BNC), an Oklahoma-based multifaceted communications agency, were among participants at the Getting Real ’18 conference Sept. 25-17 in Los Angeles.
At any other time, I probably would have focused more on sessions with a practical bent: fundraising, distribution, etc. This year, I was more interested in issues of personal identity, the relationship between filmmaker and audience, and the...
It was nearly impossible to tell whether the stranger passing by was a famous director or a struggling independent filmmaker. Everyone was meshed together, mingling, swapping business cards. Everyone was here for the same reason: Getting Real 2018.
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Kyle, South Dakota- I strolled into my first day of the Rolling REZ Arts Film Camp at Piya Wiconi not quite sure what to expect. Advertised as “a crash course in documentary-style filmmaking,” the film camp was aimed at young creatives wanting to...
Q. Why is it important to have films created, written, and produced by Natives in today’s media? A. Looking from the outside in doesn't tell the whole story. Films created, written and produced by Native filmmakers tell the story from the inside out...
Whenever Vision Maker Media gathers its producers and content creators in one place, it is always very inspiring. What a wonderful way to keep up with the latest awesome projects in the production pipeline. The Vision Maker Media Producers Workshop...
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Food is my final addiction frontier. Unlike alcohol, drugs and smoking, however, it is a stubborn presence that will remain a part of life forever.
This session was presented as a three-hour clinic. We began our session with introductions and a question prompt of “What is ‘home’?” Each participant shared, with one even highlighting that where she lived wasn’t her ‘home’. This was a perfect...
We were invited by Producer Debra White Plume to present our current project and train participants on media activism as part of the Moccassins on the Ground 3-day frontline activism training, which took place in Manderson, SD in March.
What does Growing Native mean to you? This is a question we posed to the Growing Native Advisory Council as we went through pre-production. The answers we received were varied, but connected – it’s growing us as a people in a way that sustains us as...

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