Inaugural San Diego American Indian Film Festival on November 21-23

The California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) presents the Inaugural San Diego American Indian (SDAI) Film Festival. The festival begins Thursday, November 21 , 2013 through Saturday, November 23, 2013. Film screenings and panel discussions will take place on the campus of CSUSM on Thursday and Friday, culminating in a premiere gala, hosted on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

The SDAI Film Festival is offering audiences in San Diego County the finest work in American Indian film and media highlighting the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors working throughout Indian Country. The featured films will address issues that showcase American Indian lives and interests with the highest level of critical attention and media excellence. The film committee has chosen films that include language re-vitalization, exclusive previews of current documentaries and films, all with the thematic focus of showcasing tribal culture, language, and preserving our natural and spiritual resources. Opportunities for youth include a Saturday afternoon shorts program, hosted by artist/filmmaker/humanitarian Steven Paul Judd, featuring student films selected from the surrounding tribal community. We are featuring a language film panel, moderated by cultural revitalist, Larry Banegas, and selected linguists and filmmakers who share a deep passion and commitment to utilizing the film medium to re-vitalize culture through language and film.

The venues selected in Southern California, at the crossroads of the largest number of reservations in the region, will reach an unprecedented number of tribal people and the surrounding community who previously were not offered the opportunity for American Indian films at this caliber. The SDAI Film Festival offers an event that promises not only exclusive viewings, but includes three days of interactive dialogues with film industry professionals, selected panel discussions and opportunity for Q&A sessions after each screening.

Mark your calendars and join us at the, 2013 in San Diego, California.

Tickets available through EventBrite…..

Joely Proudfit, Ph.D.
Director, California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center
Director, American Indian Studies
California State University San Marcos
(760) 750-3535

Press/ Media/Film Screening:

On Native Ground
Jack Kohler (707) 592-9030

Anecita Agustinez (408) 429-5629

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