2018 Native Film Submissions being accepted

With a mission to educate, entertain and encourage people to think differently, The Native Film Series strives to provide a stage for filmmakers and storytellers to share their stories. Award-winning movies made by indigenous filmmakers will be shown at the newly renovated El Moratto Theatre in downtown Gallup, New Mexico in August, 2018.

In collaboration with the Inter Tribal Indian Ceremonial, one of oldest Native American Celebrations in the state, the event will include two premiers, two days of film and children’s matinee hosted by a popular storyteller.

The Native Film Series has been extremely popular In past years, with the indigenous population of Indian Country forming lines out the door and around the block to see movies made by natives, for native featuring native crews and actors. The Sundance award-winning “Drunktown Finest,” made by filmmakers  Sydney Freeland, drew capacity crowds during several showings.

The Native Film Series has been showing the independent lens of today’s thought-provoking filmmakers from across the country and around the globe. The categories are as diverse as the indigenous populations.

Our audience wants artist to join them in the one-of-a-kind-experience, the power of watching timeless stories and the native experience on the silver screen in the atmosphere of the wild west.

Join us in showing of your cinematic effort. Allow audience to see story on our screen. Submission are due before April 2018. Contact NM Film Liaison Lisa Rodriquez at 505-870-1124, lightlanguagestudio@q.com or the gallupchamber.com.