FLAGSTAFF RED SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL
The Flagstaff Red Screen Film Festival showcases, celebrates and promotes the work of local and international Indigenous filmmakers to create a greater understanding of Indigenous cultures and their contemporary artistic expressions. Red Screen is dedicated to building a community around Native American and Indigenous focused and/or produced film, engaging and educating festival attendees and providing an opportunity for students to gain experience in cultural film programming.
A partnership between Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, the festival is co-presented by the Hanson FilmTV Institute and the Cline Library at NAU.
The first edition of the festival took place in 2019 and featured a spotlight on Navajo filmmakers along with films from Indigenous filmmakers from around the globe.
More at www.redscreenfilmfestival.org
PHOTO STEVEN TOYA
FOCUS ON NAVAJO FILMMAKERS: The 2019 edition of the Red Screen Film Festival featured films by Sarah Del Seronde, Blackhorse Lowe, Stacy Howard (speaking), Christopher Nataanii Cegielski, and Deidra Peaches
TUCSON CINE MEXICO
Established by the Hanson FilmTV Institute in 2004, Tucson Cine Mexico was the longest-running festival of contemporary Mexican cinema in the United States, and a vital platform for the screening of Mexican films in this country. The bilingual event played host to dozens of new and established Mexican filmmakers and became a beloved Spring event in southern Arizona. In addition to the annual film lineup, which featured a mix of award-winning contemporary films and documentaries, the festival encouraged audience participation and education via post-screening Q&As and filmmaker panels. Tucson Cine Mexico took place over 4-5 days each March, with occasional special event screenings throughout the year.
Hanson FilmTV Institute presented Tucson Cine Mexico in partnership with New York's Cinema Tropical, the organization dedicated to promoting, programming and distributing Latin American cinema in the United States, and Ambulante, the Mexico City-based organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating documentary film as a tool for cultural and social transformation.
More can be discovered about Tucson Cine Mexico retrospectively at www.tucsoncinemexico.org
PHOTO TOM VENEKLASEN
TUCSON CINE MEXICO programmers and committee members with filmmaker María Jose Cuevas (center), winner of the festival's Jaguar Award for her film Bellas de noche/Beauties of the Night.