American Indian Film Institute

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
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2940 Sixteenth Street, Suite 304
San Francisco, CA 94103
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for general operating support  
The American Indian Film Institute presents the annual American Indian Film Festival, having screened more than 2,000 films in its forty-year history. It is the largest and most longstanding festival of its kind, presenting Native American media artists, who have historically been excluded from mainstream media, to foster understanding of myriad indigenous cultures, their traditions and contemporary issues. The festival seeks to provide multi-dimensional images that reflect the complexity of Native peoples. The organization also provides year round media training to at-risk Native youth in local tribal communities, preparing them for careers in the industry. A first time grant to the American Indian Film Institute would support capacity building, and expand the organization’s reach to new audiences in presenting its fortieth anniversary festival, including a series of pre-festival programs, a film competition, and a collection of youth produced films from its education program

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