For Immediate Release

November 5, 2015

UNO Native American Film Festival 
To Feature Family Friendly Short Films
(Lincoln, Nebraska): The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Vision Maker Media announce the list of Family Friendly Films for the Third Annual Native American Film Festival in Omaha, Nov. 6-8. 

Festival activities kick off at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Joslyn Art Museum with a screening of Wind Walkersfollowed by a Q&A with actor Rudy Youngblood (Comanche, Cree, and Yaqui) and filmmakers Russell Friedenberg and Heather Rae (Cherokee).
The festival continues at 10 a.m. Saturday at UNO's Roskens Hall, 6001 Dodge St., with a screening of Family Friendly Films, including: 
  • Standing Bear and the Trail Ahead, Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs
  • Monster Slayer Trailer, Tomorrow's Here Productions
  • The Medicine Game 2, Luke Korver
  • REZ WORLD Trailer, Tomorrow's Here Productions
  • Isabelle's Garden, Jeffrey Palmer
  • Guardians of the Rez Trailer, Tomorrow's Here Productions
  • i am a life, Jeffrey Palmer
  • Bully, Cecilia Martinez
  • Amazing, Cecilia Martinez
  • Call of Rez Duty, Tomorrow's Here Productions
  • Call of Rez Duty 2, Tomorrow's Here Productions
  • 50 Shades of AYE Trailer, Tomorrow's Here Productions
  • OPS Native Indigenous Centered Education (N.I.C.E.) Short Films
In addition, at 10 a.m. those interested in attending a producing workshop can join Rae and Friedenberg at Roskens Hall.

At 1 p.m., attend a screening of First Circle, followed by a Q&A with Rae and Friedenberg. Or attend an acting workshop with Youngblood and Friedenberg at Roskens Hall. 

At 3 p.m. there will be a screening of Trudell, followed by a Q&A with Rae and Friedenberg. From 7-9 p.m. attend a screening of Frozen River and a Q&A with Rae afterward.
On Sunday at UNO's Roskens Hall there will be a 1 p.m. screening of Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi and a 3 p.m. screening of Mother Kuskokwim, followed by a Q&A with the Creighton Backpack Journalism Students. 


About Vision Maker Media
Vision Maker Media shares Native stories with the world that represent the cultures, experiences, and values of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Founded in 1977, Vision Maker Media, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) which receives major funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, nurtures creativity for development of new projects, partnerships, and funding. Vision Maker Media is the premier source for quality Native American and Pacific Islander educational and home videos. All aspects of our programs encourage the involvement of young people to learn more about careers in the media--to be the next generation of storytellers. Located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we offer student employment and internships. For more information, visit

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Vision Maker Media | 402-472-8607

Cindy Krafka, Native American Outreach Coordinator
Office of Multicultural Affairs
University of Nebraska at Omaha | 402-554-2248

Georgiana Lee, Assistant Director
Vision Maker Media

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