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Are you an emerging Indigenous filmmaker with a story to tell? The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) invites you to showcase your talent at the "Indigenous Visions: A Night of Short Films". Prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be awarded by audience members.

Event Details: 

  • What: Indigenous Visions: A Night of Short Films 
  • When: Wednesday, November 13, 7:00 p.m. 
  • Where: Mojave Theater, Renaissance Hotel, Palm Springs, California 
  • Who:  Sponsored by the Native Emerging Professionals Network 
  • Why:  To help emerging film makers gain access to new audiences and to celebrate Indigenous creativity and culture. 

This curated showcase of short films is designed to blend traditional storytelling with contemporary themes and avant-garde artistry. Experience a vibrant array of narratives that traverse the realms of drama, comedy, and documentary, each offering a unique lens on Indigenous life and creativity. From thought-provoking explorations of identity and community to bold, imaginative takes on folklore and the future, this film night is an opportunity to see the world through fresh eyes and celebrate the rich tapestry of Indigenous cultures. Bring your friends, grab some popcorn, and immerse yourself in a night of cinema that promises to inspire, challenge, and entertain.

 Submission Guidelines: 

  • Films should be 20 minutes or less. 
  • Open to emerging Indigenous filmmakers. 
  • All genres and styles are welcome. 
  • There are no submission fees. 

Event attendees will vote on their favorite films. 

  • 1st Place: $1,000 
  • 2nd Place: $750 
  • 3rd Place: $500 


  • July 1 – Application open 
  • August 31 – Deadline to apply 
  • September 20 – Accepted submissions announced 
  • November 13 – Showings and Awards Evening 


Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by emailing admin@atalm.org 


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