December 2018 E-News


We're nearing the end of the year, but there's still a lot happening with Vision Maker Media to get caught up on. Craving even more Vision Maker Media? Visit our  website.

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Words from a Bear to  Premiere at 
Sundance Film Festival 2019

A Word from Our Board Members
Our Board Members Talk

"Support for Vision Maker Media is support for all our tribal communities and tribal cultures." -Joely Proudfit

Our board members understand how important Vision Maker Media is to sharing our culture and empowering our people. We need your help supporting our Native Filmmakers. We can't do this without you. Show your support!

Upcoming Films
New Vision Maker Media Films Releasing Soon
The release dates for these films are approaching fast. Get the latest on our newest films to broadcast.

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LA Skins Fest 2018
Vision Maker Media Attends and Sponsors LA Skins Fest
Vision Maker Media attended the LA Skins Fest last month at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Here are a few highlights of the day:
  • "The People's Protectors" and "Warrior Women" were both screened at the festival.
  • "Warrior Women"won "Best Feature Documentary" during the Celebrate Natives in TV, Film and New Media event.
  • Executive Director Shirley Sneve joined the panel for the 2018 Native American Documentary Track Program with Micah Wright, Executive Director of First Nations Experience, Hud Oberly of Native Sundance, and moderated by Ian Skorodin.
  • Assistant Director Rebekka Schlichting reunited with a former Vision Maker Media student worker Payton Canku and attended the "Warrior Women" Q&A Session with Elizabeth Castle and Christina King.


Democracy Fund Releases American Indian Media Today Report
The report, authored by NAJA member Jodi Rave of the Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance, provides a snapshot of the challenges and accomplishments of contemporary Native media.
Read the report here.

A Holiday Reminder
Give the Gift of Native Stories
Wanting to gift a friend or family member one of our films? Keep these dates in mind:

USPS Ground orders must be placed by December 14th to be received by December 24th
USPS Priority orders must be placed by December 19th to be received by December 24th


Upcoming Screenings
Check out what's showing in your area!
When:  Dec 12, 2018
Where: International Uranium Film Festival , Tuscon, AZ
Yellow Fever
When: Dec 8, 2018
Where: Jean Cocteau Cinema
Sante Fe, NM
When: Dec 6, 2018
Where: University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 
Lincoln, NE

When: Dec 9, 2018
Where: Jonesborough, TN
AND  Cardbondale, IL

When: Dec 18, 2018
Where: Concord NH

Filmmaker Opportunties
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