The 35th Annual American Indian Film Festival® Announces American Indian Motion Picture Award NomineesThe American Indian Film Institute (AIFI) and title sponsor the Seminole Tribe of Florida are proud to announce the nominees for the 35th annual American Indian Film Festival. The awards will be presented at the annual American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show on Saturday Nov. 13 at 6:00p.m at the historic Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.
The American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show (established in 1978) has recognized excellence in American Indian cinematic achievement, making the annual awards show one of the most prominent Indian country and Native cinema showcases.
Of Mice and Men, Kyle Hudlin-Whelan, directorTwo Indians Talking, Sara McIntyre, directorA Windigo Tale, Armand Garnet Ruffo, director
Kyle Hudlin-Whelan, Of Mice and MenSara McIntyre, Two Indians TalkingRodrick Pocowatchit, The Dead Can’t DanceJeremy Torrie, A Flesh Offering
Nathaniel Arcand, Two Indians TalkingJohn Cook, Of Mice and MenRodrick Pocowatchit, The Dead Can’t DanceGary Farmer, A Windigo Tale
Andrea Menard, A Windigo TaleKaniehtiio Horn, A Flesh Offering
Best Supporting Actor
Justin Rain, Two Indians TalkingWinter Fox Frank, Behind the Door of a Secret GirlStanley Wood, Of Mice and Men
Best Supporting Actress
Jani Lauzon, A Windigo TaleCasey Camp-Horinek, Behind the Door of a Secret Girl
Comment: Looks like the same half dozen films got all the nominations. None of them are getting much coverage in the mainstream media.
Ironically, the horror-oriented films probably have the best chance of breaking through to a wider audience. Sigh.
For more on the nominated movies, see Wendigo Movies in imagineNATIVE 2010
and Two Indians Talking Voted Most Popular
. For more on the subject in general, see AIFI's 2008 Nominees
and The Best Indian Movies
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