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Vision Maker Media

vision maker media's

first Indigenous online

Film Festival

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vision maker media's first indigenous online FILM FESTIVAL

Film Festival

Schedule

Films will be released on a weekly basis starting August 31 at 11:00 am CT and sorted into five genre categories. Each category of film will only be available for seven days before being replaced by the next category, so make sure you’re checking in on a weekly basis for brand new Indigenous films! Times and films subject to change. Q&A’s and film panels will be recorded and available to watch after the event is over.

For questions or complications, please email astone@netad.unl.edu or aranard@netad.unl.edu.

Aug 31, 3:00 pm CT

passed

Conversations with filmmaker Jessie Adler, filmmaker of The Boxers of Brule, and moderated by former Executive Director of Vision Maker Media, Shirley Sneve. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve.

Sept 1, 3:00 pm CT

PaSSED

Conversations with Michelle Schenandoah & Katsitsionni Fox, filmmakers of Rematriation, and moderated by Elizabeth Weatherford, VMM Board Member. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve. 

Sept 2, 5:oo pm CT

Passed

Sept 2, 9:00 pm CT

Passed

Conversations with  Kristen Lappas & Donna Kipp, filmmaker and subject of Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible, and moderated by Rebekka Schlichting, former assistant director of Vision Maker Media. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve.

Sept 3, 3:00 pm CT

Passed

Women Empowerment film panel with Jessie Adler, filmmaker of The Boxers of Brule, Michelle Schenandoah, filmmaker of Rematriation, and Sonia Boileau, filmmaker of Rustic Oracle, and moderated by Megan Elliot, Director of Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve. 

Sept 3, 5:oo pm CT

PASSED

Sept 3, 9:00 pm CT

PASSED

Conversations with Sonia Boileau, filmmaker of Rustic Oracle, and moderated by Wendy Hunt, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve. 

Sept 7, 3:00 pm CT

Passed

Conversations with Mark Blaine, Sven Haakanson Jr. & Torsten Kjellstrand, filmmakers of A Kayak to Carry Us: Stories in Stone & Lived Knowledge, and moderated by Kevin Abourask at the Indian Center. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve. 

Sept 8, 3:00 pm CT

Passed

Conversations with Torsten Kjellstrand & Ben Shors, filmmakers of The Blackfeet Flood, and moderated by Sharon Kennedy, Curator of Education at the Nebraska History Museum. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve. First come, first serve. 

Sept 10, 3:00 pm CT

Passed

History & Environmental Panel with  Mark Blaine, filmmaker of  A Kayak to Carry Us: Stories in Stone & Lived Knowledge, and Torsten Kjellstrand & Ben Shors, filmmakers of The Blackfeet Flood, and moderated by Elizabeth Weatherford, VMM Board member. Limited attendance is available. First come, first serve. First come, first serve. 

Sept 14, 3:00 pm CT

Passed

Conversations with Willow O’Feral, Brad Heck, Tantoo Cardinal (First Nations/Metis), & Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota), producers of Sisters Rising, featuring Dawn White (Arikara), subject of Sisters Rising, and moderated by Francene Blythe-Lewis (Diné, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota, Eastern Band Cherokee), Executive Director of Vision Maker Media. 

Sept 15, 6:30 pm CT

Limited Availability

Conversations with Tasha Hubbard (Cree), producer of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, and moderated by Joely Proudfit (Luiseño/Payomkowishum), Vision Maker Media Board Member. 

Sept 17, 3:00 pm CT

Limited Availability

Activism film panel with Drew Nicholas, producer of Blood Memory, Tasha Hubbard (Cree), producer of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Mary Katzke, producer of And Now We Rise, and Willow O’Feral, producer of Sisters Rising, and moderated by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee), Vision Maker Media board member.

Sept 18, 6:30 pm CT

Limited Availability

Conversations with Mark Katzke & Samuel Johns (Athabaskan) of And Now We Rise, and Drew Nicholas  and Jerry Dearly of Blood Memory, and moderated by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee), Vision Maker Media Board Member.

Sept 22, 3:00 pm CT

Limited Availability

Conversations with Ben-Alex Dupris (Colville Confederated Tribes), Sean Snyder (Navajo & Southern Ute), & Adrian Stevens (Northern Ute, Shoshone-Bannock, & San Carlos Apache) of Sweetheart Dancers, and Keely Meechan (Iwi Whakatohea) & Bailey Poching (Ngati Whatua and Sāmoan) of Nancy from Now On.

Sept 23, 3:00 pm CT

Limited Availability

Conversations with Jasper Rischen & Moroni Bennally of Moroni for President, and moderated by Abbi Swatsworth, Director of OutNebraska.

Sept 24, 3:00 pm CT

Limited Availability

LGBTQA+ film panel with Ben-Alex Dupris (Colville Confederated Tribes), producer of Sweetheart Dancers, Jasper Rischen, producer of Moroni for President, and Keely Meechan (Iwi Whakatohea), producer of Nancy from Now On, and moderated by Maya Solis-Austin, (Pascua Yaqui/Blackfeet/Chicana) Vision Maker Media Board Member.

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