June 21, 2008

100 films and a dozen festivals

More on the Talking Stick Film Festival:

New Indian film festival debuts with 100 worksMore than 100 films are scheduled to be shown during the inaugural event, which will be held Saturday through June 26 in Santa Fe.

“I was surprised how much work is out there–-and how much brilliant, really stunning, work is out there,” said Dallett, who had envisioned finding 20 to 30 good films for the festival and was blown away when the entries poured in.

According to Smith, there are about a dozen Indian and indigenous film festivals in North America. Among them: events at the National Museum of the American Indian and the Heard Museum in Phoenix; Sundance Film Festival's Native Forum; the imagineNATIVE film and media arts festival in Toronto; and Dreamspeakers Film Festival in Edmonton, Alberta.
Comment:  I've seen some very good Native films, but I must've missed the brilliant and stunning ones. Alas.

For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.

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