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THE 35th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL®
ANNOUNCES AMERICAN INDIAN MOTION PICTURE AWARD NOMINEES
By American Indian Film Festival
San Francisco, CA - The 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 (AIMPA), (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.
Over 100 films have been screened and judged by a jury panel designated by the American Indian Film Institute (AIFI). Fourteen prestigious awards will be recognized to those with outstanding cinematic accomplishments, including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, Best Public Service, Best Music Video, Best Industrial, and Eagle Spirit Awards.
Of Mice and Men, Kyle Hudlin-Whelan, Director
Two Indians Talking, Sara McIntyre, Director
A Windigo Tale, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Director
Kyle Hudlin-Whelan, Of Mice and Men
Sara McIntyre, Two Indians Talking
Rodrick Pocowatchit, The Dead Can’t Dance
Jeremy Torrie, A Flesh Offering
Nathaniel Arcand, Two Indians Talking
John Cook, Of Mice and Men
Rodrick Pocowatchit, The Dead Can’t Dance
Gary Farmer, A Windigo Tale
Andrea Menard, A Windigo Tale
Kaniehtiio Horn, A Flesh Offering
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Justin Rain, Two Indians Talking
Winter Fox Frank, Behind the Door of a Secret Girl
Stanley Wood, Of Mice and Men
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jani Lauzon, A Windigo Tale
Casey Camp-Horinek, Behind the Door of a Secret Girl
BEST DOCUMENTAR Y FEATURE
A Good Day To Die, Lynn Salt & David Mueller, Directors
Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths, Ole Gjerstad & Joelie Sanguya, Directors
Hearing Radmilla, Angela Webb, Director
Reel Injun, Neil Diamond, Director
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Unconquered: Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family, Bryan Beasley, Director
Cry Rock, Banchi Hanuse, Director
The Return of the Goosedance, Abhish S. Birla, Director
Potlatch: To Give, Barbara Cranmer, Director
BEST LIVE SHORT SUBJECT
Liminality, James Lujan, Director
File Under Miscellaneous, Jeff Barnaby, Director
Shimasani, Blackhorse Lowe, Director
The Cave, Helen Haig-Brown, Director
Lumaajuuq, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Director
Qalupalik, Ame Papatsie, Director
Wapos Bay Episode 20: The Hardest Lesson, Trevor Cameron, Director
Legend of Secret Pass, Steve Trenbirth, Director
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
I Ain't Learned Nothing Yet, Laura Milliken, Director
The Road Forward, Marie Clements, Director
Dirty Sexy Kill Kill, Yellow Thunder Woman, Good Eagle Woman, & Robin Davey, Directors
Evergreen, Tony Hrynchuk, Director
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE
Don't Get Sick After June: American Indian Healthcare, Chip Richie, Director
Skeletons in Closets: Blood in Labs, Brian Broadrose, Director
The Healing Lens, Michelle Derosier, Director
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