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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 [...]

February 4, 2021|

Cherokee Nation Film Office recognized for its groundbreaking community work at the 14th Annual LA Skins Fest

CNFO awarded Hamilton Community Leadership Award TULSA, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Film Office was recognized Sunday with the Hamilton Community Leadership Award at the 9th Annual Native American Media Awards. The virtual awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the 14th Annual LA Skins Fest, which ran Nov. 18 [...]

November 25, 2020|

Cherokee Nation Film Office offering scholarships to advance Native talent in the film and television industry

Certification courses offered through the Oklahoma Film & TV Academy TAHLEQUAH, Okla.— Cherokee Nation Film Office is helping develop Native talent in the film and television industry by offering 50 new scholarships for certification courses with the Oklahoma Film & TV Academy. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced [...]

October 1, 2020|

Cherokee Language Cartoon “Inage’i” Set to Premiere Sept. 4, Among Other Films

Cherokee language cartoon “Inage’i” set to premiere Sept. 4, among other films  TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The recently announced animated Cherokee language series “Inage’i” (Ee-nah-geh-ee) will premiere its pilot episode at the inaugural Drive-in Movie Nights hosted during the 68th annual Cherokee National Holiday. In advance of the screening, Cherokee Nation [...]

August 18, 2020|

Chief Chat: Cherokee Nation Film Office: One year and going strong

Osiyo, When we first made the leap of opening the Cherokee Nation Film Office, we often heard, “Why should Cherokee Nation get involved in this?” To that I say, “Why not us?” Now celebrating its first full year of successful operation, CNFO is blazing trails never before seen in Indian [...]

February 14, 2020|

Cherokee Nation Film Office established to market the Cherokee Nation as a film destination, promote Native American filmmaking

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The people, places, history and culture of the Cherokee Nation could soon be featured on the big screen with the launch of the Cherokee Nation Film Office. The Cherokee Nation Film Office’s mission is to grow the state’s film industry by promoting northeast Oklahoma as a destination [...]

January 23, 2019|
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