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American Indian Film Festival 41 Festival winners announced! 

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AIFF 41 Program 


WHO WE ARE

The American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) fosters understanding of the culture, traditions and contemporary issues of Native Americans.  The first American Indian Film Festival, presented in 1975 in Seattle was relocated in 1977 to San Francisco, where it found its permanent home.  Today AIFI is the major Native American media and cultural art presenter in California and its Festival is the world's oldest and best known exposition dedicated to Native Americans in cinema.


 

INSIDER NEWS

Photo Courtesy of Seattle Times

Photo Courtesy of Seattle Times

Photo Courtesy of M. Zavala

Photo Courtesy of M. Zavala

AIFI Tribal Touring PRogram

There’s trouble on the set of “Alien Boy and Talking Dog.” The dollar-store duct tape won’t hold and the empty spray-painted boxes and gauges that serve as the spaceship interior keep falling down. Jesse Walton, 11, the main character — whose idea it was for the four-minute sci-fi film — gets into costume.

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7 Events worth experiencing

The depth and breadth of talents in Indian country will keep you entertained all year long, and inspired for the rest of your life. Here are seven must-experience events. 

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