The 2nd annual Lumbee Film Festival takes place May 16-17, 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.
We are still accepting submission to the Lumbee Filmmaking Challenge!
Make a short film – 3 minutes or less – and send the file to our programming team (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 8pm on Monday, May 13 and we’ll show it!! No jury, no rules – just 3 minutes or less. All films must address the theme “What Lumbee means to me?” – and all filmmakers must be Native American. 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. 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 our way.
Festival Director: Kim Pevia
Festival Designer: Chad Locklear
Programming Committee: Kim Pevia, Ashley Minner, Malinda Maynor Lowery, Chad Locklear
The Lumbee Film Festival is a partnership between the Lumbee Tribe of NC, Cucalorus Film Foundation, and the NC Arts Council.
The full schedule of 2019 films:
THURSDAY, MAY 16
5:30 PM: Shorts Block (47:23)
Telling People You’re Native American When You’re Not… / Joey Clift
Shiny Object / Kevin Tikivik
Lumbee Art Legacy / Landon Oxendine
Raven Goes Fishing / Daniel Foreman
Gʷidəq (Geoduck) / Tracy Rector
Gutk’odau (Yellow) / Adam Piron
The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets / Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys
6:30 PM: Social Hour
7:30 PM: Feature (85:00)
Words from a Bear (Kiowa) / Jeffrey Palmer
FRIDAY, MAY 17
5:30 PM: Shorts Block (49:43)
Shell No / Tracy Rector
Inuk Hunter / George Annanack
What Lumbee Means to My Family / Evan Ramseur
A History of Service (Auburn Veterans) / Tracy Rector
Maintaining Cultural Identity as Lumbee Women / Reagan Cummings
Mommy goes race / Charlene McConini
Sweetheart Dancers / Ben-Alex Dupris
6:30 PM: Social Hour
7:30 PM: Feature (90:00)
Kayak to Klemtu / Zoe Hopkins
Read More about the First Annual Lumbee Film Festival in 2018
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**