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APRIL 4–6 AT the SAM NOBLE MUSEUM in Norman, Oklahoma.

Native Crossroads Film Festival is back for a seventh year with the theme “Futures” and highlights feature films, documentaries, animations and short films that consider how Indigenous people and communities are shaping the future. The Festival invites the public to explore the frontiers of Indigenous cinema. Native Crossroads Film Festival runs from April 4-6 at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman.  All films, speakers and panels are free and open to the public. 

This year’s lineup of films asks audiences to envision future landscapes impacted by intergenerational relationships, familial ties, traditional practices, technological advances and environmental concerns of Native communities.  These innovative films point to the past and present as ways to contemplate the future for Indigenous people around the world. 

For three days, audiences will experience some of the most notable works in global Indigenous cinema. The festival continues its commitment of bringing a diversity of voices from filmmakers, scholars, and tribal representatives.  An exciting addition to this year’s festival will be video gaming demonstrations where festival attendees can explore the world of Indigenous storytelling through digital media.

Announcing an open call for films for the 2019 Native Crossroads Film Festival


Submissions due: February 1, 2019 

We’re looking for short films created by Indigenous filmmakers from Oklahoma to screen at the seventh annual Native Crossroads Film Festival, April 4th to 6th, 2019. For consideration, films need to have an Indigenous Oklahoman involved in an above-the-line capacity. Please submit a link to the finished film(s) to native.crossroads@ou.edu by February 1st at 5pm, and please indicate how Indigenous people were involved in the production. This year’s festival will focus on Native youth and the future of Indigenous communities. Please share with Native filmmakers.

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