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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Cherokee Nation Film Office, Native American Media Alliance Present New Writer’s Seminar

TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Film Office has partnered with the Native American Media Alliance to launch the inaugural Native American Writers Seminar. The new initiative aims to help Native Americans break into the entertainment industry by providing support for new and developing writers.The weeklong virtual seminar, slated for this July, will include multiple [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:12:48-06:00April 23, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

Cherokee Nation Film Office Hosts Short Film Contest OklaHomies 2: Still at Home

TULSA, Okla.— The Cherokee Nation Film Office is offering a fun and entertaining way to embrace the film industry over spring break with the return of the OklaHomies short film contest.OklaHomies 2: Still at Home features cash prizes in four categories, including: Short Film, Short Short Film and, new this year, the Indigenous Short Film [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:53:03-06:00March 4, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments

CNFO announces inaugural award for Best Indigenous Short Film and cash price at deadCenter Film Festival in a new partnership

OKLAHOMA CITY (FEBRUARY 1, 2021) - deadCenter Film, the state’s largest film festival, announced today a partnership with the Cherokee Nation Film Office to recognize Indigenous filmmakers with the Festival’s inaugural award for Best Indigenous Short Film. The award is bolstered by a $1,000 cash prize provided through the generosity of the Cherokee Nation and [...]

By |2021-02-04T09:57:07-06:00February 4, 2021|Events, Latest News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Go “Beyond Film” with CNFO at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is the most prestigious event for independent film, hosting film premieres, events, artist talks and cutting-edge XR exhibitions. In 2020, the Cherokee Nation Film Office proudly helped create and host the first-ever Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, a Sundance-sanctioned event, hosting two days of speakers and panels that fostered an [...]

By |2021-12-21T21:22:20-06:00January 26, 2021|Press Releases|0 Comments
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