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ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught): Free Screening at Circle Cinema

Jan. 22 2PM Filmed on the Qualla Boundary and Cherokee Nation, ᎤᏕᏲᏅ(What They’ve Been Taught), directed by Brit Hensel (Cherokee) explores expressions of reciprocity in the Cherokee world, brought to life through a story told by an elder and first language speaker. This film is part of Nia Tero's Reciprocity Project. On Saturday, Jan. 22, Circle [...]

By |2022-01-19T13:41:59-06:00January 19, 2022|Events|Comments Off on ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught): Free Screening at Circle Cinema

OFTA Set-Ready Workshop

Jan. 22-23 OFTA's "Set Ready" foundation course provides you with practical real world knowledge of how a professional film and TV production with 80+ crew members operates. We're not going to be teaching you how to direct, edit, run camera or sound, but rather prepare you for your first set of jobs on a film set and [...]

By |2022-01-19T12:55:51-06:00January 19, 2022|Education, Events|Comments Off on OFTA Set-Ready Workshop

Cherokee Nation Film Office Preparing Natives for Growing Film Industry

Pictured above: Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma Film & Television Academy partner to help educate Native American students to be set-ready as industry continues to grow in Oklahoma. (L to R) Back row: Jennifer Loren, director of CNFO and Original Content; Set Ready students Noah Stiles, Stuart Watson, Lily Gibson, Matthew Owen, Lacey [...]

By |2021-12-21T20:07:57-06:00December 16, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Film Office Preparing Natives for Growing Film Industry

Wayne Garner

You may recognize him from season five of “Osiyo: Voices of the Cherokee People,” but that was just the beginning of Wayne Garner’s screen time. Born and raised in Indian Country, this Cherokee musician has traveled around the world to perform with his band. For Garner, being on the road started as a means to [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:52:20-06:00December 3, 2021|Industry Spotlight|Comments Off on Wayne Garner

Native American Veteran Films Coming to Circle Cinema

TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Film Office, Circle Cinema and FireThief Productions are presenting free screenings of the Native Veteran Shorts program.In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the special screenings will feature seven short documentaries from the Emmy-winning series “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” spotlighting the work and service of Indigenous veterans.“Indigenous [...]

By |2021-12-21T20:51:51-06:00November 16, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Native American Veteran Films Coming to Circle Cinema

Dan Warrior

Dan Warrior (Mvskoke, Absentee Shawnee and Rosebud Sioux) has a larger than life presence. Standing at a modest 6’10” his presence commands a room. Over the last year those rooms have become studios and film sets, and it wasn’t just his stature that made him stand out, but his passion for Native-created content. Dan runs [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:53:47-06:00November 12, 2021|Industry Spotlight|Comments Off on Dan Warrior

Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation Opening Doors to Film and Television

Osiyo,Not very long ago, Native Americans were hard to find in the film industry. Even when a Native character appeared on screen, they were often portrayed by actors who did not come from Native communities. With some notable exceptions, Native writers, directors and other creative talent were even more rare. Stories were told about us, [...]

By |2021-12-21T20:50:21-06:00October 15, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation Opening Doors to Film and Television

Cherokee Nation Brings Burgeoning Technology to Language Efforts

Behind the scenes as “Sequoyah: Voice of the Inventor for the Bicentennial” is filmed at the Cherokee Nation Covid Response Virtual Soundstage, using state-of-the-art motion and facial capture technology. TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – In honor of Sequoyah and this year’s bicentennial celebration of the Cherokee syllabary, Cherokee Nation has become the first [...]

By |2021-12-21T20:59:05-06:00October 15, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Brings Burgeoning Technology to Language Efforts

Cherokee Nation Film Office, OSU-Tulsa Partner In Expanding Film Education

TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa are partnering to build educational opportunities and support Oklahoma’s rapidly expanding film industry.OSU-Tulsa is currently expanding its public, noncredit workshops for screenwriting, filmmaking and production skills with a for-credit film program in development that will create a new, state-of-the-art, hands-on learning experience at [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:06:27-06:00October 7, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Film Office, OSU-Tulsa Partner In Expanding Film Education

Cherokee Nation Film Office, deadCenter Film to Recognize Indigenous Filmmakers During State’s Largest Film Festival

WHAT: CNFO and deadCenter Film to announce Best Indigenous Short Film winner WHEN: Sunday, June 13 1 p.m. WHERE: 517 S. Hudson Avenue Oklahoma City, OK WHO: Cherokee Nation Film Office Director Jennifer Loren deadCenter Film Executive Director Alyx Picard Davis deadCenter Film Director of Festival and Operations Miranda Patton deadCenter Film Director of Programming [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:09:51-06:00June 10, 2021|Press Releases|Comments Off on Cherokee Nation Film Office, deadCenter Film to Recognize Indigenous Filmmakers During State’s Largest Film Festival
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