The 14th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival will be in full swing from October 4-10.  Please join us as we celebrate our 14th anniversary with film, art and lively discussion around our theme of Celebrating the Creative Spirit.  The generous support of our Sponsors and Community Partners has made it possible for us to offer all of our events at no charge.

See the Film Schedule & Film Synopses HERE and on our Facebook page: Indigenous Film & Arts Festival.


Wednesday, 4 October, 5:45 – 8:30pm

Short Films from Polynesia

Putahi Kotahitanga   The Tuhoe Color   The Hoaʻāina of ʻena

Panel Discussion: Reclaiming our Spaces

Reception: 5:45pm, Films: 6:15pm, Panel: 7:30pm

Cableland, 4150 Shangri-La Drive, Denver 80246

Cosponsor: Kumulau Foundation



Thursday, 5 October, 6:30 – 9:00pm

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Q&A with Executive Producer Stevie Salas

University of Denver Davis Auditorium

Room 248 Sturm Hall, 2000 E. Asbury, Denver 80208

Cosponsors: DU Museum of Anthropology and Native American

Community Partnerships & Programs

      PARKING INFORMATION: DU Sturm Hall Parking

      Closest lots are 316W (hourly) and Lot T – $5 flat rate for this event

Friday, 6 October, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Art Opening - Not Your Indian, with artist Gregg Deal

Reception: 5:00pm Artist Talk: 6:00pm

University of Denver Museum of Anthropology

Room 102 Sturm Hall, 2000 E. Asbury, Denver 80208

Cosponsors: DU Museum of Anthropology and Native American

Community Partnerships & Programs

      PARKING INFORMATION: DU Sturm Hall Parking

Saturday, 7 October – Double Feature

4:00 – 6:00pm

Short Films from Around the World 

  • See This Spirit Bike
  • Feels Good
  • Hands to the Sky
  • My Father’s Tools
  • Metal Road – Q&A with director Sarah Del Seronde

6:00 – 6:30pm

Reception by Tocabe 

6:30 – 8:30pm

Maliglutit (Searchers)

Student Commons Bldg., Room 1500

1201 Larimer Street, Auraria Campus, Denver 80204

Cosponsors: University of Colorado American Indian Student Services and Ethnic Studies

Program and Office of Inclusion & Outreach (Anschutz Medical Campus) 

      PARKING INFORMATION: Auraria Parking Map

      Recommended campus parking is the Tivoli Garage

      There is also a commercial lot at Speer & Larimer

Sunday, 8 October, 6:00 – 8:00pm


Q&A with director Jayro Bustamante

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Ricketson Theater

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver  80205

Cosponsor: Denver Museum of Nature & Science

      PARKING: DMNS has its own parking lot. Parking is free.

Monday, 9 October – 6:00 – 8:00pm

Creating Community through Indigenous Gastronomy: A Talk & Cooking Demonstration by Ben Jacobs

University of Denver – Venue to be determined

Cosponsor: DU Native American Community Partnerships & Programs

Tuesday, 10 October – 6:30 – 8:45pm

Mikwetc (Merci)    Indian Time

Welcome by Ernest House, Jr., Executive Secretary

Colorado Commission for Indian Affairs

History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver 80203

Cosponsor: History Colorado

      PARKING: History Colorado Parking Map

      Street parking – meters are free after 6:00pm

      Garage just north of History Colorado on Broadway has flat rate evening parking;

Cultural Arts Complex Garage (West side of 12th at Broadway) has hourly parking.


Wednesday, November 8, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Four faces of the Moon    Ishi’s Return  

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Phipps Theater

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 80205

Cosponsors: Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver American Indian Commission

      PARKING: DMNS has its own parking lot. Parking is free

All events are FREE. Suggested donation ($5) accepted on line or at the door.

For schedule updates see or email


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