The 2nd annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place May 23-24, 2019 at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator in Pembroke, NC. The non-competitive festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States.

The Festival features a panel discussion with 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.

“It is wonderful to have an opportunity for the community to come for free to see films made for and by American Indians, amplifying our voices, our challenges and our accomplishments,” said Festival Director Kim Pevia.

American Indian filmmakers can submit narrative, documentary or experimental films of any length or genre to the festival by March 13, 2019. Submissions are accepted exclusively on FilmFreeway; click below to apply!

 

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 Film Foundation, and the NC Arts Council.

Read More about the First Annual Lumbee Film Festival in 2018

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

The First Ever Lumbee Film Festival took place on June 23rd, 2018 from 3 to 9 p.m. in the Thomas Family Entrepreneurship Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 202 Main St. in Pembroke. The highlight of the festival was a 7 p.m. screening of “Warrior Women,” directed by Christina D. King and Elizabeth A. Castle. The film tells the story of the American Indian movement from the perspective of Madonna Thunder Hawk of the Oohenumpa Lakota tribe. Thunder Hawk and King attended the festival to discuss the film.

Here’s the full schedule of 2018 films:

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 were shared at both screenings**