The first ever Lumbee Film Festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially Lumbees living in North Carolina and across the United States.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

3PM – 9PM

UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator
202 Main St, Pembroke, NC 28372

Festival Schedule::

3pm: Shorts Block

Real Indian / Malinda Maynor Lowery
After All / Brannigan Carter
Get Up / Brannigan Carter
Creation & Hope / Keith Carter, Gia Kereselidze
Ohero:kon / Katsitsionni Fox
Water Warriors / Michael Premo

4:30pm: Panel Discussion
Who Tells Our Stories: Extraction and Appropriation in Indigenous Communities
Featuring community organizers, filmmakers and tribe members discussing cultural extraction, cultural appropriation, and other issues faced by indigenous communities and their work within the cultural sector.

5:30pm: Grand Opening Celebration
Launching the Lumbee Film Festival: Reception with refreshments and special guests

7pm: Feature Film
Warrior Women, directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle
featuring Special Guest Madonna Thunder Hawk
Screens with: Lumbee Spring Moon Powwow / John “ManiQ” Whittemore

**Films from the Lumbee Filmmaking Challenge will be shared at both screenings**

Read Festival Director Kim Pevia’s interview with the Fayetteville Observer. 


Special guest Madonna Thunder Hawk will attend the festival!

The Lumbee Filmmaking Challenge encourages creativity and storytelling in many forms, from many voices – young and old, far and near – anyone with a cell phone can make a short video and send it in.

Filmmakers submitting short films for the Lumbee Filmmaking Challenge must submit above by Friday June 22, 2018 at 8pm. All films must address the theme “What Lumbee Means To Me” – and all filmmakers must be American Indians. The theme can be handled in many ways – from a collard sandwich to a walk along the river to a music video for your favorite song – get as creative as you want.


Festival Director: Kim Pevia
Festival Designer: Chad Locklear
Programming Committee: Kim Pevia, Ashley Minner, Malinda Maynor Lowery

The Lumbee Film Festival is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of NC, Cucalorus, and the NC Arts Council.