Native American Film Festival between October, 2013 and May, 2014. 7:30 p.m. Location: Elysian Fields Auction Co., 6924 79th St., Niwot
Look for flags along 79th Street in Niwot near intersection of Niwot Rd. & 79th St. in Niwot.
The Niwot Native American Film Festival welcomes you to view award winning documentaries, narrative shorts, animation and feature film from the world of Native American independent filmmakers, several with premiere screening in Colorado.
Ava Hamilton of Native American Producers Alliance & Film Festival Curator / Director will introduce the documentaries and films.
Screenings are FREE with a suggested donation.
Sponsors: Native American Producers Alliance (NAPA), Ni-wot Prairie Productions (NPP), Elysian Fields Auction Company, Native American Rights Fund (NARF), and WHIZZBang Studios
For information, please contact: Elizabeth Darling at: DarlinginNiwot@aol.com or 303-931-3084. Native American Producers Alliance and Ni-wot Prairie Productions are 501(c)(3) organizations.
January - May 2014 - Dates to be announced.
March 7, 2014
On The Ice
On the Ice is a suspenseful feature-length drama about two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive. The shocked boys stumble through guilt-fueled days, avoiding the suspicions of their community as they weave a web of deceit. With their future in the balance, the two boys are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor.
We were inspired by the tenacity of young people in the Arctic as they balance staying true to their own traditions and heritage while engaging creatively with an avalanche of contemporary culture. We wanted to tackle head on some of the challenges—such as violence and drug abuse—that can tear apart the small isolated communities of the North. Ultimately, we wanted to tell a story that was exciting, suspenseful, hopeful, and above all, true to the world it represents.