Palace of Fine Arts - 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival - November 8 -10, 2012
he American Indian Film Institute (AIFI), proudly announces the 37th annual American Indian Film Festival,November 2-10, 2012 in San Francisco. The American Indian Film Festival will premiere over 70 innovative feature films, shorts, public service, music videos and documentaries of USA American Indian and Canada First Nation communities. Founded in 1975, AIFF has established itself as the premiere Native film festival in North America. This year's selection continues to celebrate the Festival's tradition for excellence and diversity with powerful performances and new cinematic expression by cutting-edge media makers.
The 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival opens Friday, November 2 at the Bridge Theatre (3010 Geary Blvd @ Blake). Across the next eight days, the public and visiting filmmakers will be treated to a remarkable lineup of Indian films, with many screenings followed by conversations with the directors.
On Friday, November 9 the Festival will present a public screening of works produced by youth participants in the TRIBAL TOURING PROGRAM, bringing young filmmakers to San Francisco to introduce their films to Festival audiences, meet each other, and form networks that will last far beyond the Festival. The screening will take place at the Bay Theatre at Pier 39 located above the Hard Rock Cafe.
The Festival will close with American Indian Motion Pictures Awards Show on Saturday, November 10. Together, the Festival and Awards Show form the cornerstone of AIFI's exhibition strategy by providing an opportunity and national venue for emerging and established filmmakers, entertainers, and performing artists to come together, renew their artistic spirit, and share their gifts. Since the first Awards Show in 1978, the signature event has been a community- based circle in which creative storytellers are showcased and commended for their cinematic achievements.
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