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Inaugural Prestigious List to Highlight Indigenous Work

Submit yours for consideration!  Three powerhouse forces are joining together to showcase and amplify Indigenous talent and stories, which is right up the Cherokee Nation Film Office’s alley of increasing the presence of Native Americans at every level of the film and television industries. It’s called The Indigenous List, and its purpose is to promote [...]

By |2020-08-13T13:27:53-05:00July 31, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Indigenous Filmmakers Find New, Creative Ways To Tell Their Stories Amidst a Global Pandemic

The show must go on! Life has been turned upside down because of the coronavirus, to say the least, and the same rings true for film. For Native filmmakers, one new challenge during COVID-19 is producing and maintaining authenticity in storytelling. With major productions on hold and many filmmakers now working from home, new creative [...]

By |2020-07-24T11:14:09-05:00July 24, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Q&A with the OklaHomies Short Film Contest Filmmakers: The Inspiration Behind “This Suds for You”

We’re still over here laughing at so many of the funny and creative films submitted to the OklaHomies Short Film Contest! The contest truly showcased local talent in the Oklahoma film industry and shed a lot of light on how anyone can make a movie. In case you missed it, you can still watch ALL [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:58:36-05:00May 8, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Spotlight: Meet the Purgets! Dynamic Duo and Cherokee Nation Citizens Talk About Their Experience in the Film Industry

If you’ve ever thought about getting into the film industry, the Purgets have great advice for you! Rachel and Max Purget are a mother and son duo, both Cherokee Nation citizens, who currently work in the film industry in L.A. and Oklahoma. Rachel is an acting manager for Max, a media specialist for nonprofits and [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:59:13-05:00April 30, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Q&A with OklaHomies Short Film Contest Filmmakers: A Cherokee Nation Citizen’s Inspiration Behind His Short Film

We are still buzzing from the excitement of the OklaHomies Short Film Contest! There were so many creative films and stories, told by people from all over the state. We were curious to learn more about the directors behind the smartphones. We did a quick social-distance Q&A with Ryker Sixkiller, the fan-favorite winner in the [...]

By |2020-08-13T10:59:49-05:00April 27, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

Q&A with OklaHomies Short Film Contest Filmmakers: The Inspiration Behind “Wiped Out”

We LOVED watching all the short films from the OklaHomies Short Film Contest. There were so many creative ideas that we were curious about who was behind the smartphone. We did a quick social-distance Q&A with Josh Mindemann, the first place winner in the shorts category. Learn about his inspiration for "Wiped Out", a short [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:00:19-05:00April 20, 2020|Industry Spotlight|0 Comments

The Results Are In! See Which Short Films Won in the OklaHomies Short Film Contest

CONGRATS TO ALL OUR WINNERS! Thanks to all of our OklaHomies who entered The Oklahoma Short Film Contest. We were absolutely THRILLED with everyone's participation! It was so much fun to watch all of the new submissions roll in each day. It's clear that our state is full of talented [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:00:54-05:00April 13, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments


For Freelancers, Artists, Filmmakers and Those in the Film Industry Impacted by COVID-19 In the past couple of weeks, there have been many innovations and adaptions happening around us in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several organizations are coming together and stepping up to make a difference during this time to provide assistance, encouragement and [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:01:29-05:00April 10, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

OklaHomies Submissions Are Coming In! Enter Now, Watch Now.

Don't forget to vote for your fan favorite. You've gotta see these! The video submissions are rolling in and we're cracking up or finding ourselves close to tears. Give yourself a break and take some time to watch the short film submissions for the OklaHomies Short Film Contest. We promise you won't be disappointed. Check out [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:02:04-05:00April 3, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Grab Your Smartphone, We’re Making a Movie: App Suggestions

Have you heard about the OklaHomies Short Film Contest? While you're at home and practicing social distancing, you can make a movie from your smartphone, no camera gear or experience required and cash prizes could be yours. Anyone in Oklahoma can participate as long as you follow the rules and regulations, which can be found [...]

By |2020-08-13T11:07:32-05:00April 1, 2020|Education|0 Comments
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