Tribal College Filmmakers to Be Featured at Film Festival

Sep 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
By Eric Davis

Three films produced by students from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) have been selected for inclusion in the Seventh Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. The selections are: “Devil’s Throne” by Echota Cheyenne Killsnight (Northern Cheyenne/Cherokee), “Bye Bye, Ronnie” by Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Navajo), and “The Deer People Story” by Sydney Isaacs (Tlingit). IAIA also announced that it has entered into an agreement with the film festival to be one of its community-level sponsors.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is a premiere film event in the Southwest, and will be showcasing the very best independent films of 2015 in city’s top theaters. The festival begins on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, and will be followed by five days of independent film, social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops. The festival’s goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich the Santa Fe community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico. For this year’s schedule and more information please visit,

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