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CHICAGO The organizers of the First Nations Film and Video Festival are hosting a fundraiser in Chicago tomorrow night in order to raise money for its Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 Film Festivals, as well as some planned education programs.
The fundraiser will take place at the Citlalin Gallery & Theater on Saturday, October 12th.
The First Nations Film and Video Festival is Chicago's longest-running Native American film festival dedicated to providing appropriate venues for Native American film and video makers of all skill levels.
First Nations Film and Video Festival organizers host the film festivals without compensation because they believe in American Indian film making efforts. They work hard to get the beginning filmmakers' voice in front of an audience.
All of First Nations Film and Video Festival events are free and open to the public.
The First Nations Film and Video Festival is the current recipient of a Crossroads Fund grant and a Chicago Arts Assistance Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, supported our 501(c)3 tax-exempt application.
The Fundraiser begins at 7:00 pm with an opening ceremony followed by a drum song performed by Dave Spencer, new board member of the organization.
There will be musical performances by Nahui Ollin, an Aztec Dance troupe and Raiz Viva, local Indigenous band. DJ Jimmy Becker will be on hand to keep the spirits up and moving. We will have silent auctions for donated art, games and more. Raffles for movie nights at local theaters and more.
Food, art, music, film, raffles and auctions will be part of the night of excitement. Native comedian Josie Dykas will serve as emcee.
Also, be there for the World Premiere screening of two scenes from "Hamlet" a feature motion picture currently under production from Redshade Productions.
First Nations Film and Video Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, October 12
Citlalin Gallery & Theater
2005 South Blue Island Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60645
Doors open at 6:00 pm with event program beginning at 7:00 pm and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
posted October 11, 2013 6:57 am edt