American Indian Film Festival

The American Indian Film Festival is an annual non-profit film festival in San Francisco, California, United States. It is the world's oldest venue dedicated solely to Native American/First Nations films and prepared the way for the 1979 formation of the American Indian Film Institute.

American Indian Film Festival
LocationSan Francisco, California, U.S.
Festival dateNovember

According to the Institute,[1] the Festival was first presented Seattle, Washington in 1975 and moved in 1977 to San Francisco, where it remains today. In 1979, the Festival was incorporated.

Over 3,100 films have been screened from Native American/First Nations communities in the U.S. and Canada, and the festival includes events such as film screenings, panel discussions, an awards ceremony and networking events.[2]

This festival is not to be confused by the Native American Film and Video Festival, which was founded in 1979.

Recent festival winners include:[3]


  1. ^ "American Indian Film Institute Overview and History webpage". Archived from the original on 2010-03-29. Retrieved 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ "What We Do". American Indian Film Institute. Archived from the original on 2017-04-17. Retrieved 2017-04-16.
  3. ^ AIFI at IMDB

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