Native Indigenous Student Academy For Cinematic Arts

The Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts is a program of Red Nation Celebration Institute amplifying emerging Native Indigenous student filmmakers. Each year, students from North American Indian, First Nation Peoples of Canada, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and International Indigenous Peoples from Mexico, South America, New Zealand, age range 10-25 years (College, University), enrolled (full-time or part-time) in a degree-granting program at an eligible school when the film was made or from a Native Reservation or Native based school compete for awards with films being judged in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Live Action Narrative and Alternative/Experimental.

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BREAKING Continue to watch student films until August 2024

We’re proud to announce the 2024 Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts Film Festival

We are honored to have students films representing the next generation of storytellers.


WHO WE ARE: NDN Student Academy for Cinematic Arts is the largest Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts in the country and the first Native Indigenous Student film festival in Los Angeles.

2024 FESTIVAL | This year’s festival will include screenings (ticket), Awards Ceremony and free virtual events dedicated to increasing the visibility of Native Indigenous Student storytellers in the entertainment landscape.

23 Films Directed by Students from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

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Native Indigenous Student Awards

Join Us on April 13th

Native Indigenous Student Awards Ceremony

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Student Awards will not be live this year

Nominees and Winners announced below

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