First Nations Film and Video Festival's Spring Event
Chicago, Illinois) The First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. (FNFVF, Inc.) is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 First Nations Film and Video Festival, taking place May 2 - 10, 2017. Opening at the Claudia Cassidy Theater on Tuesday, May 2, at 5:00pm at the Chicago Cultural Center the festival features brand new films made by Native American Directors. The featured film screening at the opening program is Jeff Barnaby's Rhymes for Young Ghouls", a drama about a young Native teen's struggle with the school system.
Other venues include: May 3 at the University of Wisconsin Parkside in Kenosha Wisconsin, with a repeat program at 7:00pm. Then, Thursday, May 4 at the Mitchell Museum in Evanston, screening a short films program at 6:00pm. The Depaul University College of Computing and Digital Media hosts a program at 4:00pm Friday, May 5th. The School of the Arts Institute then hosts at the short films program on Saturday, May 6, at 6:00pm. The short films program is then screen in a return engagement at the Claudia Cassidy Theater on Sunday, May 7, beginning at 5:00pm. UIC's Latino Cultural Center hosts a 12:00noon event on Tuesday, May 9th with the wrap up event taking place at the Beverly Arts Center, coinciding with the opening of their Summer Film Series, on Wednesday May 10 starting at 7:30pm.
A complete listing of the festival programs, film playlists, and address details can be found that the official website of the First Nations Film and Video Festival. The purpose of the First Nations Film and Video Festival is to support Native American filmmakers of all skill level, but also to promote a contemporary representation of Native people in film and media.
All FNFVF Inc. programs are free and open to the public. Dedicated to providing an appropriate venue for the long-overlooked Native American voice in media since it began in 1990, the First Nations Film and Video Festival is the only festival that deals exclusively with Native American filmmakers of all skill levels. Visit the First Nations Film and Video Festival, Inc. web site at www.fnfvf.org for more information and to see times and film listings.
Ernest M. Whiteman III