The 40th American Indian Film Festival

The 40th American Indian Film Festival

November 7-14

The world’s oldest festival dedicated to films by and about Native Americans showcases new and exciting work.

American Indian Film Institute recognizes the continuing opportunity and responsibility to empower American Indian voices by weaving the possibilities of film as a transformational storytelling tool into the fabric of Native communities, and by bringing our stories and voices into the mainstream. The American Indian Film Institute is planning a slate of screenings, special events, memorable entertainment and VIP appearances for its historic 40th year, and the public is invited.


AIFI fosters understanding of the culture, traditions and contemporary issues of Native Americans. The first American Indian Film Festival, presented in 1975 in Seattle was relocated in 1977 to San Francisco, where it found its permanent home. Today AIFI is the major Native American media and cultural art presenter in California and its Festival is the world’s oldest and best known exposition dedicated to Native Americans in cinema.

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